There are many ways to pick a good 18 wheeler accident lawyer to help with a serious injury or wrongful death claim. The best is a referral from a prior client who was satisfied with the law firm and can personally vouch for the attorney and results.
Former clients will be in a very good position to analyze the performance and professionalism of the lawyer. However, be wary of contact with an offer of referral incited by others and value referrals you asked for from friends.
Another method of choosing a good semi truck accident attorney is to research their past results and successes. Sometimes pointed and candid questions of the experience of the attorney is a good way to get a feel if this is the right attorney for you.
[pullquote]The best attorneys will not make any guarantee of what your case is worth or even venture a value until they have all the medical records and facts.[/pullquote]
If the lawyer you are considering is talking about astronomical numbers, ask yourself does this person look and act like they handle multimillion dollar cases every day. If not, it’s probably not going to end up being a good fit for you. Unfortunately, many people get wooed into signing a contract with an inferior attorney simply because that attorney quoted him a very high number of a potential monetary recovery. That is a prescription for disaster and a disappointing relationship.
A little research into the attorney’s successes and track record in the specific area of your needs is always a good option to weed out the pretenders. Note there are many attorneys who claim big victories but those cases do not relate to the type of case that you have. Collecting million dollars from a corporation for breach of contract is not the same as collecting millions of dollars for personal injury from a truck accident.
Look for a personal injury attorney with a track record of success who is candid with you and one that you can trust to represent you and your interests.
The litigation process is often like a long trip and it’s best that you share the ride with a person whom you are comfortable with and trust his or her judgment.