Where Can I Find Experienced Car Accident Attorneys?
When dealing with the insurance companies (and potentially filing a lawsuit in court), experience matters. As a result, if you have been injured in a collision, it is extremely important that you hire a team of experienced car accident attorneys to represent you. So, how do you find a law firm that is capable of helping you recover the financial compensation you deserve?
The Orlando car accident lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright have extensive experience in a wide range of auto accident claims. If you were hurt in a car wreck because of someone’s reckless or careless behavior, we want to hear your story. We are committed to helping accident victims obtain the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled under Florida law.
3 Ways to Find Experienced Orlando Car Accident Attorneys
Just because a law firm pays for a billboard or TV commercial, this does not necessarily mean that the firm is the right choice for you. Fortunately, there are other ways to find experienced car accident attorneys near you. Here are three options we recommend for choosing a law firm to handle your car accident case:
1. Search Online
For most people, one of the easiest ways to find experienced car accident attorneys is to search online. Fortunately, this is also one of the best options you have available. Reputable law firms publish a wealth of information on their websites, and you can review this information to decide if you want to schedule a free initial consultation.
When reviewing a law firm’s website, you will want to consider factors such as:
- Areas of Practice – Does the firm focus primarily on handling car accidents and other types of serious injury cases? Or, do the firm’s attorneys also spend time handling divorces, business disputes, or other matters?
- Individual Attorneys’ Experience – Does the firm have a team of attorneys available to represent you? Do many (if not most) of these attorneys have several years’ or decades’ worth of relevant experience?
- Affiliations and Awards – Are the firm’s attorneys affiliated with local and national bar associations and advocacy organizations? Have they received awards and recognition for their experience in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death representation?
- Case Results – Does the firm have a proven track record of obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements in car accident cases? Do the firm’s car accident attorneys have extensive trial records as well?
These are all factors that will help give you an idea of the firm’s experience handling car accident cases. When you schedule a free initial consultation, you should feel free to ask any questions you have about these (or other) matters as well.
2. Read Testimonials and Reviews
Another great way to gather information about a law firm’s experience is to read testimonials and reviews from past clients. If a firm’s car accident attorneys consistently receive negative reviews, this is likely a bad sign. On the other hand, if several past clients have gone out of their way to provide positive reviews and testimonials, then you may want to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more.
There are several places you can find attorney reviews. Sites like Google and Avvo allow past clients to post reviews, but many law firms will also post client reviews on their websites. If a law firm is encouraging prospective clients to read its reviews, this suggests that the firm does not have negative reviews it wants to hide.
3. Talk to Friends or Family Members
The third option we recommend for finding experienced car accident attorneys is to ask for referrals from friends or family members. If someone you trust recommends his or her attorney, this is worth taking into consideration. Likewise, if someone who cares about you does not recommend his or her law firm, this also says a lot. You will still want to do your own research, but getting referrals can help narrow your search—and this can help you choose a law firm as quickly as possible.
Regardless of how you find a law firm, it is important to keep in mind that finding a firm is just the first step. It is also extremely important to make sure you feel comfortable working with the firm’s attorneys. You will need to communicate with the firm’s attorneys on a regular basis, you will need to provide them with personal information, and you will need to trust them to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you find a firm but it doesn’t seem like the right fit, you should not hesitate to contact another firm for a free consultation.
Our Florida car accident lawyers have decades of experience helping individuals and families recover just compensation after serious and fatal collisions.
If you need experienced legal representation for a car accident in Florida, we encourage you to call (800) 766-1000 or contact us online to speak with one of our attorneys in confidence.