California Car Accidents: What to Look for When Choosing a Lawyer
If you’re involved in a car accident in California, you could be stuck with mounting medical bills, forced to take days off work, and dealing with an insurance company more interested in denying your claim than giving you what your claim is worth. In fact, they may not want to give you enough money to even cover your medical expenses and the damage to your vehicle. So what do you do?
Personal injury attorneys can help California car accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. With all of the lawyers out there, how do you know which one you should choose? Here are a few suggestions on what you should look for when choosing a lawyer.
A History of Successfully Representing Car Accident Victims
Look for a Los Angeles lawyer who has a history of successfully representing car accident victims. While the amount of money they win for their clients can vary, a history of winning is critical. The right attorney will understand not only how to prove your claim, but how to zealously advocate for you when dealing with the insurance company and/or the defendant.
They Clearly Explain How They Get Paid
Many California car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay anything up front, you only pay if they successfully settle or litigate your claim. Learn more about how a contingency fee arrangement works here. You will want to find out if you’ll be charged for things such as copies and phone calls if they don’t successfully handle your claim.
They Make You Feel Comfortable
A compassionate lawyer probably will not use complicated legal terms without explaining them. The lawyer shouldn’t make you feel like they’re talking down to you. Having good communication and feeling comfortable with your lawyer is essential. The more comfortable you feel talking with your lawyer about the entire claim, the easier the process will be.
If you’ve been hurt in a California car accident, do your research and contact a lawyer to help you protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm offer a free, no obligation consultation for accident victims. Contact us today.