After a car accident injury, it’s essential to select the best injury lawyer for your needs. A lot of firms tout their experience and expertise, so how do you get started? While it’s important to select a lawyer who is knowledgeable, professional, and highly regarded, it’s also imperative to select someone who puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable.
One of the most basic tricks for identifying a reputable professional (or firm) is to check Google Reviews. This allows to read what actual clients are saying about their experiences with individual lawyers.
When you’ve narrowed the field and are ready to reach out, preparedness is key. Some important questions to ask include:
- What is the firm’s experience with ICBC cases and do they have experience with cases similar to your own?
- What are the fees?
- Who will pay the disbursements (expenses) to handle the claim, you or the firm?
- Does the firm have the resources, manpower, and willingness to spend what is necessary to fully develop the case?
Identifying the Best Injury Lawyer for You
If the firm/lawyer seems reputable, then it’s time to schedule a consultation. Many will offer free consultations to determine if you’re a good fit. The best personal injury lawyer is someone who inspires trust and confidence. After all, you’ll be entrusting this individual with personal details about your health and finances. And if English isn’t your first language, remember to ask if there are any professionals who speak your preferred language.
Be wary of lawyers who offer an opinion of how much a claim is worth during an initial meeting. Unless it is a very minor case, it’s almost impossible to appraise the value of a claim until an accident victim has more or less recovered, and there is medical evidence, receipts, and paper trails to support the claim for injuries and other losses.
As a firm of lawyers who specialize in car accident injury, the legal team at Simpson Thomas & Associates offers free consultations at their offices in Vancouver, Burnaby, Abbotsford, and Surrey & Delta. Consultations are available in French, Punjabi, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Hindi, Tagalog, Russian, and Gujarati.
To set up a meeting with an injury lawyer, call (604) 689-8888.