If you were recently injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury incident, you may have heard the advice to get a personal injury lawyer. But how do you find one? And how do you know who the right person for the job is? 

It can be challenging and stressful to choose a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of an accident as you focus on healing. Understanding how to find a personal injury lawyer can help make the claims process more manageable. 

Talk To Lawyers You Already Know

The legal community is a small one. Another lawyer could potentially refer you to a solid personal injury lawyer. For example, you may have an existing relationship with a tax lawyer or business lawyer. They may have practiced with a lawyer who works in personal injury law and can refer you to them. 

Ask Acquaintances for Referrals 

You may have friends, relatives, or coworkers who have recently been injured and may have hired a local personal injury lawyer to handle their case. 

Check the Bar Association 

You can check the State Bar of Texas for a listing of currently licensed attorneys. The State Bar of Texas also maintains a list of recent disciplinary actions, an ineligible attorney list, and attorney disciplinary histories.  

Check Online

Many attorneys have websites where you can get a better feel about them, the types of cases they handle, and what it might be like working with them. There are also online referral sites that feature additional information about attorneys and people’s personal anecdotes of working with the lawyer. 

What To Look for in a Lawyer

After you have a list of lawyers, you can begin vetting them to determine if they might be the right fit for your case. You can narrow down your search even further by scheduling free consultations with personal injury lawyers that you are considering hiring. 

Some qualities to look for in a personal injury lawyer include:

  • Years of experience practicing personal injury law
  • Focuses their practice on personal injury cases, as opposed to criminal law, tax law, business law, family law, and so on 
  • Has handled similar cases to yours – and successfully
  • Has a history of helping victims seek financial compensation who were injured through no fault of their own 
  • Has positive reviews, indicating that they will treat you with kindness and respect
  • Works on a contingency fee basis and offers free initial consultations 
  • Communicates effectively and is willing to answer your questions 

One of the best ways to learn about what it would be like working with a personal injury lawyer is to read reviews from others who have worked with them. 

Questions To Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

Many personal injury lawyers offer a free case review so you can meet with a lawyer about your case without any obligation to go further. You can prepare a list of questions to ask the lawyer during this initial consultation. 

Some suggestions include:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • What percentage of your caseload is personal injury cases?
  • How have your cases been resolved? Have you taken cases to trial and won? How many cases are settled?
  • Who will work on my case?
  • What is the best way to communicate with you about my case?
  • How frequently can I expect you to communicate with me about my case?
  • How much is my case worth?

Feel free to add your own specific questions to this list. Coming prepared with questions to a free consultation can help you find a personal injury lawyer that works best for your case. 

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm in Fort Worth, TX

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Fort Worth and need legal help, contact our Fort Worth personal injury lawyers at Stephens Law Personal Injury | Wrongful Death | Truck Accidents to schedule a free consultation.

Stephens Law Personal Injury | Wrongful Death | Truck Accidents
1300 S University Dr # 406
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 420-7000

Stephens Law Personal Injury | Wrongful Death | Truck Accidents
109 York Ave Suite #201
Weatherford, TX 76086
(817) 409-7000