What You Should Know About Hiring an Attorney for a Car Accident

Hiring an Atlanta car accident attorney to handle your personal injury claim can be an intimidating process, but it is absolutely crucial if you want to increase your chances of a successful outcome. Fortunately, by taking the time to do your research, you may find an attorney who is the right fit for you.

Experience is Key 

When meeting with potential Atlanta car accident attorneys, it is important to ask about their experience. If an attorney's main practice area is Workers' Comp, then he or she may not have the skill or training necessary to handle your personal injury claim.

Ask about Fees Upfront 

Most car accident attorneys operate on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that they only get paid if you do. This is great for a person who has sustained injuries but has no financial means to pursue his or her case. However, you also should ask about additional expenses, such as the cost of expert witnesses.

Avoid Ambulance Chasers 

While ambulance chasing is prohibited in many states, some attorneys actively seek out victims of car accidents in an effort to take on their case and make money. If an attorney contacts you after your collision, avoid hiring him or her. Instead, ask your friends and relatives for referrals.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney 

If you are in the process of hiring an attorney to handle your car accident claim, speak to an attorney at Shane Smith Law. We have helped numerous clients recover damages for their injuries and are prepared to handle your case. For more information, click here for our guide, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? or call our law office today at (980) 246-2656 for assistance with your claim.

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