Are you looking for more information before hiring a car accident attorney? We are here to answer your burning questions about the role of a lawyer and what you should know before you take on representation for your case. Give this a read then give us a call to set up your free first consultation.
What should I know about hiring a car accident attorney?
I had a nice couple from North Augusta, South Carolina, come to my office last week and ask me the question, “How do we find the best car accident attorney for our South Carolina case?” If you’re reading, you may have the same question. I’ll share with you what I shared with my clients last week. I think it’s important to meet with the potential attorney and ask the attorney questions. Ask the attorney about his experience with car wrecks. Are car wrecks a core focus of his practice? Does he have the resources to hire experts for accident reconstruction issues and potential medical specialists? Does this attorney try cases, and do insurance companies take this attorney more serious as a result of these trials? Does this attorney conduct focus groups, and have juries considered issues of the case before going to trial?
Another tip that I shared with this couple was to do online research of the potential attorney. Look at client reviews. Look at Facebook. Look at Google review, Avvo reviews. Look at lawyer reviews of the potential attorney, as well. Other lawyers rate attorneys in Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubble, and 100 Best Lawyers in America. Other lawyers rate lawyers in a service called 100 High Stakes Litigators, too. See what other lawyers are saying about this lawyer. Are they respected by their peers?
Having the right lawyer by your side can make or break your case. We want to help you get the best possible compensation award. You need to be educated about the South Carolina laws regarding car accidents, if you want to be able to receive compensation. Understanding that you need to get your case filed on time is a key part of this. State law mandates that you do this within three years of the accident.
These three years can seem like a very long time, but it is important that you do not wait to seek the help of a lawyer, as time is of the essence. As soon as possible is the best time to reach out to one of our North Augusta car accident lawyers to set up a free consultation with them.
If you do not file a claim within three years of the car accident, then you will no longer be eligible for compensation. Even if you wait until almost three years, a lawyer may not be able to put together a case in that time that would be successful. You need to file right away so that you can protect your evidence and take statements from your witnesses right away before they forget key details.
If you have any questions about your personal injury case, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a car crash and have questions about hiring a car accident attorney? Contact the experienced North Augusta car accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We can help get your life back on track.
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