Choosing the Best San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case
If you have decided to talk to a San Antonio personal injury lawyer about your auto accident or personal injury case, you might feel overwhelmed with choices. San Antonio has thousands of lawyers at hundreds of law firms — many of whom take on personal injury and accident cases. How do you decide which lawyer is best for your case?
Common Misconception: There is a “Best personal injury lawyer in San Antonio.”
The practice of law is dynamic and each and every case is different. Many local attorneys are great at handling auto accidents, but if you
Where to start: Finding a Top San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney
Some law firms may have flashy commercials, catchy phone numbers, or big personalities, but none of this determines whether they are the best firm for you. To really find the best personal injury lawyer for your case, you should consider the questions listed below.
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What are your concerns?
While financial compensation is what we typically focus on in personal injury law, that is only small part of the equation. Your lawyer should seek to understand your everyday-life concerns such as:
- My car is totaled, how can I get around?
- Will I be able to keep my job?
- Can my employer penalize me for filing a work injury claim?
- My child was injured, can I bring a claim on his behalf?
- I was bitten by a dog, but I don’t want anything bad to happen to the dog if sue.
- What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?
- I don’t even know where to start finding the right doctor(s).
- How am I going to pay for my surgery?
A top personal injury lawyer will not only give you a forecast of your case but will give complete guidance on how to get back on your feet (and stay there) during the course of your injury or accident case.
How well equipped is the lawyer for your specific case?
Lawyers and law firms differ greatly in their skill, experience, resources (time & money available to pursue your claim), client communication, and other factors. Here are a few more questions you may want to ask:
- Will I get to meet with the lawyer? Will it just be once or will he/she communicate with me throughout my case?
Some lawyers are able to run their practices efficiently and have their office staff handle almost all client communications. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this and it should be expected, to an extent. However, your attorney should not be some figure on a pedestal. He or she should be accessible when you truly need them.
- Am I just another number?
Some San Antonio personal injury lawyers advertise heavily to bring in as many cases as possible. Naturally, this leaves less time, money, and attention to every other case and client. We, unfortunately, receive calls from folks who already have a lawyer who “won’t get back with them” for days,
On the other hand, some law firms are more selective about the cases they take. This allows them to spend more time on each case to develop a better outcome for their clients.
- Does the lawyer really “fight” for me?
While many local personal injury attorneys do great legal work, others spend more time and money advertising than trying cases. Ask your lawyer if he files lawsuits, or if he/she will file personally handle your case or refer it out. There is nothing wrong with referring cases out to litigation firms, but you should know upfront if your lawyer is willing to go the distance for you.
The Bottom Line: Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer
In the end, the best person to choose the “top” attorney for your case is you. Take your time, meet with a few lawyers, and ask them plenty of questions. Make sure that you and your loved ones feel comfortable with the lawyer and confident in hiring him/her.
Why you should contact us:
We are a small firm that is big on service. We remind ourselves each day that we must “treat our clients like we treat our family.” Let’s sit down and chat to see how we might be a good fit. Even if we can’t help you with your case, we will be happy to get you pointed in the right direction and back on the road to recovery.
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