Hiring the right attorney to represent you in any type of injury case is important. This includes personal injury, which involves car and vehicle accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, as well as in Workers’ Compensation claims.
Many people in Minneapolis are not sure what to look for in an injury attorney. The first step is always to choose a law firm and a lawyer specializing in personal injury cases. Avoid lawyers that are practicing in many areas of the law as they do not have the expertise and experience needed to represent clients in this highly complex area of the law.
Start Asking For Referrals
A good place to start in looking for a top injury attorney is to talk to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to find out whom they would recommend. Asking a current attorney you work with, in another law specialization, such as a business attorney or a family lawyer, is also a good option.
From this information, spend a bit of time reviewing the website. Read information, check reviews, look for ratings and also check the State Bar Association to make sure the lawyer has no disciplinary actions or complaints.
Meet with the Lawyer
Once you have narrowed down your list of injury attorney potentials, schedule a meeting and talk to the lawyer. These meetings or consultations may be done by phone, at the lawyer’s office or sometimes the attorney may come to you. This is often the case if the injury is significant and the individual is hospitalized or finds travel difficult.
The top Minneapolis attorneys handling personal injury cases do not charge for this consultation, and they provide information on all aspects of the case, including how fees and costs are handled, the strengths and weaknesses they see, and what you can expect as an outcome to your legal action.