Choosing the Right Attorney
Choosing the best personal injury attorney in Savannah can be a tough choice. There are so many to choose from, and a lot of big advertisers out there.
When you are in a car accident and have injuries that need to be treated, you of course want to hire one of the best personal injury attorneys in Savannah to help you get the treatment you need. Of course, getting compensated for your injuries is also important, but your health should be your primary concern. So, how do you choose the best personal injury attorney that can help you with both getting well and getting compensated for your injuries, lost wages, etc? We will discuss some things to look for.
Of course, our office is a good place to start, as we work with only the best personal injury attorneys in Savannah, and also work with other doctors (specialists) to make sure you are well taken care of.
First and foremost, if you hire a personal injury attorney, make sure that they litigate cases. There is nothing wrong with asking an attorney if they litigate, or what percentage of cases they litigate. Why is this important? Insurance companies are less likely to make a decent offer to an attorney they know doesn’t litigate cases or one that litigates very few cases. This means, if you hire an injury attorney that doesn’t litigate many cases, you will probably walk away with less money from the case than if you just handled it without an attorney. Personal injury attorneys that don’t litigate seldom get offers better than you would get yourself. These attorneys make their money by doing a lot of advertising and signing up high volumes of people and taking quick settlements. The money rolls in for them, but it’s not a very good deal for you.
Second, just because an attorney does a lot of advertising, that doesn’t make them the best personal injury attorney in Savannah. It doesn’t mean they are a bad one either, but anyone can advertise, so you have to be careful. If an attorney has a bad reputation, it probably won’t be too hard to find someone among your family and friends that has heard something about them. So, asking around is always a good idea. Also, calling the state bar association to make sure the attorney hasn’t had any complaints made against them is another way of making sure you are hiring a good one.
Most personal injury attorneys in Savannah will meet with you and evaluate your case free of charge. So, if you are unsure who to hire, meeting with multiple injury attorneys is also an option. That way you can see who you are most comfortable with. Ask the attorney to explain their fee schedule in detail, so there are no surprises. If they are unwilling to walk you through this, there may be a reason. Law firms are businesses, which are looking to maximize profit, and in many cases this is at your expense. There are a few diamonds in the rough, however, that do care about their clients and want to see everything work out best for them.
Last, ALWAYS follow your doctors’ recommendations! Your attorney is not a doctor! If your attorney is trying to dictate care, that is a huge red flag. Your attorney is there to make sure you get the care you need, not to direct your care. Remember, you can treat anywhere you want.
If you are interesting in treating for an auto accident, contact us and we can refer you to one of the best personal injury attorneys in Savannah. We have been treating car accident victims for over ten years, so we know which attorneys are good and which are not.
Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.