We have all been in situations where we needed to hire someone to perform a service. If we ask a friend who we should hire they will tell us to “make sure they have experience” or “look at their reviews online.” While these questions may help the initial search, they should not be the only determinable factors you use.
That is why we have decided to write this post. By the time you finish reading this post you’ll have a checklist for hiring a Georgia car accident lawyer.
Accessibility of Your Georgia Car Accident Lawyer
Whenever I start a search for something as important as this I set some small initial hurdles to get over. If the people can’t make these small bench marks, I know they are not going to be able to meet my actual expectations.
This first item on my checklist is to make sure they are responsive to my requests.
Here are some things that have to happen:
- Is the phone answered promptly?
- Am I able to schedule a meeting quickly?
- Am I treated like a person and not a paycheck?
- If a callback is necessary is it timely and when promised?
If you can’t meet these minimal requirements then I’m out.
True Expertise for Handling Personal Injury Cases
This is not an “experience” requirement. What I am looking for here are not just attorneys but an entire firm dedicated to helping people solve my problem.
For example, at the Law Office of Tyler Moffitt, LLC we have an attorney and paralegal dedicated to helping individuals with their car accident injury cases. We have dedicated time and resources in order to become knowledgeable in handling personal injury cases and in particular car accident injury cases.
Look for true signs of expertise. Experience is not one of them.
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They Actually Care About You
Believe it or not, people want different things from their car accident attorney. Some want to get it over with quickly, some want to get as much money as possible, some want to sue someone, some want an apology, and some feel like by asking for money from someone they are violating some unwritten code.
Unless your attorney takes the time to actually get to know who you are and what your priorities are, you aren’t going to get the best help possible. The great Georgia car accident lawyers take the time to get to know you.
We take the time to get to know you.
A good indication you’ve got a good attorney in front of you is the questions they ask. Here are a couple:
- Can you tell me somethings about yourself?
- Where are you from?
- What do you do for a living?
- Tell me about your family?
- What is your priority with this case?
- Is there anything you are afraid of?
- Is there anything that makes your nervous?
- How has the accident affected you?
- How has this accident affected your family?
Those questions are at least an indication that the person you’re talking to cares about you.
Get Someone You are Comfortable With
At the end of the day, you want a lawyer on your side you can trust. You want someone you feel comfortable with. You want someone who can alleviate the burden this has put on you.
We would love the opportunity to see if we’re the right fit for you.
Call Now to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have been injured in a car accident, time is of the essence. The insurance companies have already mobilized to keep you from getting all of the money you deserve.
Call us now at 762.323.1460 to schedule your free consultation. You’ll be able to meet us, ask any questions you have, and see in person that the firm is professional, respectful and who you need to represent you.
Tyler Moffitt is the founder and owner of Moffitt Law, LLC, a full service Georgia personal injury law firm. Give us your problems, the firm provides solutions.