I got mail from lawyers wanting to take my case, what should I do?
Who you choose to be your lawyer for your accident case is very important because it will impact how big or small your settlement is. You want to consider where the lawyer is located. If the lawyer is in a city that is far from you, it may be hard for you to sit down with them as your case goes along. How much trouble will it be for you to sign documents and drop off paper work? You may want to consider whether having a lawyer that is local makes the most sense for you rather than out of town attorneys who try to get your case by mailing you advertisements. Whether you are going local or out of town, the best approach to finding the right lawyer is to check out on your phone or computer what other people say about the lawyer. Google reviews can tell you how other people who have used the lawyer feel about how their case was handled. When looking at reviews, it is helpful to look at the ratings but also consider the number of reviews and how old the reviews are. For negative reviews look to see how the lawyer responded to the bad review.
Once you have narrowed your choice, call the lawyer and make sure you talk to the attorney, not just a paralegal or assistant. When you talk to the lawyer, consider how well he or she listens to what your concerns are and what plan he or she has for your case. It is an important decision and doing a little legwork at the start will serve you well in the long run.