Helpful Tips for Choosing a Reputable Car Accident LawyerFebruary 15, 2019
From minor fender benders to multi-vehicle collisions, car accidents happen every day, and usually when we least expect it. Depending on the severity of the crash, they can cause significant property damage and serious, often life-threatening injuries.
The repairs to the vehicle and the medical expenses associated with the accident can be extremely costly. Therefore, it is crucial that you find an experienced, reputable Baltimore car accident lawyer who will protect your rights, walk you through every step of the claims process, and secure the financial compensation you deserve.
Car accidents can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. When it comes to hiring a car accident lawyer, you may have no idea who to call, where to start, and if the person you hire is going to have your best interests at heart.
Rather than hiring the first person you see, either from a television commercial or a random ad you encounter, the following tips will help you choose a lawyer that is right for you:
Ask for recommendations. Talk to family, friends, and colleagues about whether they have had to use a car accident lawyer in the past, and whether they would recommend that person or not.
Ask specific questions, including:
- Were you happy with the service provided?
- Did they keep you in the loop throughout the process and communicate with you on a regular basis?
- Did they respond to phone calls and emails within an acceptable period of time?
- Was the lawyer committed to your case?
Do a thorough background check. Before you hire a lawyer, go online and research their credentials. Determine how much experience they have and find out whether they have a proven history or reaching successful settlements.
Select a lawyer who has experience in the courtroom. Some lawyers have little to no experience in the courtroom and may try to encourage you to settle for an amount that is far too low. If the insurance company knows that the lawyer prefers not to go to court, they will take advantage of that and offer a lower settlement amount.
Select a lawyer who is active in reputable legal organizations. It is highly recommended that you choose a lawyer who is involved in state and national trials lawyer groups. This shows a desire to collaborate with and learn from other legal professionals.
Talk to past clients. Your lawyer should encourage you to talk to past clients. If they are not comfortable with this, you may want to consider another.
Choose a lawyer with a proven history of successful settlements. For example, the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton have successfully won more than $100 million in settlements for thousands of clients.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Offer Honest, Professional, Skilled Legal Counsel to Car Accident Victims
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton will protect your legal rights and seek the maximum financial compensation you deserve. Our dedicated legal team will work closely with you and address all of your questions and concerns. We will not stop fighting for you until you are completely satisfied. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent car accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.