How to Find the Right Accident Lawyer

There are plenty of scam-artists and creepy money-grubbing attorneys out there who are willing to prey on you during a rough time in your life. After you get into an accident, things get incredibly hectic and you find yourself knee-deep in insurance claims, phone calls to auto-shops, and very possibly hefty medical bills. The last thing you need is an accident lawyer that has only his or her interest in mind. You need a lawyer you can trust to put your needs first and protect your rights in such a sticky situation.

How in the world do you find the right accident lawyer? Well, there are multiple ways:

• Word of mouth. If you’ve ever known anyone else that has been in a similar situation, they’re a great resource to determine what lawyer you should (or should not) go to. Having experience with the legalities proceeding an accident will give you valuable information, and references.

• The Internet. This sounds like a no-brainer. There are plenty of websites devoted to finding you the right accident lawyer. Other internet resources to think about are forums specific to legal issues, or even forums discussing and reviewing the accident lawyers in your area. Different social networking sites are also great sources for reviews and information about lawyers in your city or area.

• The phonebook. I believe this antique tome is still around these days, and can be a valuable resource for finding a list of lawyers in your area. Take a bunch of the names from the list, and do a search for each accident lawyer you’ve got. That way you can find either praise or complaints for that particular service (if available).