The right Dallas accident attorney can be the difference between winning a claim and losing it. If you’re worried about whether or not a lawyer is up to this challenge, you can meet with them and decide for yourself. Assuming that they want your case, you can look for the following things in them to make sure they will give you the best chances of winning.
Ask them how many claims like yours they have handled and the various case results–whether they won in court, settled out of court, of lost the claim all together. This will make a big difference in what they’ll bring to the table with your case. Some very experienced attorneys have been taking these cases for years and can greatly increase your chances of winning with their experience dealing with negligent drivers of all types.
Make sure you’re comfortable with the lawyer. You should get the impression that they’re taking a very hard look at your case before they decide whether or not they want it. Good lawyers tend to gravitate toward cases where they know their client isn’t wasting their time and where they know they can really offer something to their client. The way that you pay them can also have a big impact on this.
A contingency agreement is the best way to make sure you don’t end up wasting your money. If you don’t win in front of a jury or you don’t get a settlement from the other driver, in fact, you don’t pay the attorney anything at all. A lawyer that works on a contingency will also usually offer you a free consultation. This means that you can sit down with them and tell them your situation. They’ll probably have a lot of questions for you, so be sure to get as much information as possible before you go.
When you do find a good attorney, make sure you’re letting them do their job. This means not talking to the other driver involved in the wreck without the attorney being present and not negotiating settlements without the attorney knowing. The attorney will be able to get you a much better settlement, if one is offered, than you can on your own, in the vast majority of cases. Be sure to ask the attorney how to handle your insurance company, as well, as they may be involved in the claim.