If you were involved in a car accident you most likely sustained property damage and you may have suffered injuries as well. If the car accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for the damages you incurred due to the accident. You only have one chance to prove your case, however, and the attorney you choose can have a drastic effect on the outcome of your case. Thus, if you were in a car accident it is important to choose an attorney experienced in handling car accident cases to help you pursue your claim for damages.
Finding a Good Car Accident Lawyer
Determining whether an attorney is the right attorney to represent you in your car accident case depends on multiple elements. An important consideration in determining whether an attorney is a good fit is whether the attorney will provide you with an accurate assessment of your case and your potential damages. At your initial consultation, the attorney should ask you for the facts surrounding your accident and review any police report reviewed in the accident. The police report can provide strong evidence as to who was responsible for causing the accident, especially if the other driver was cited for a traffic violation. Most car accident cases set forth a theory that the defendant was negligent, and a violation of the motor vehicle code is prima facie evidence of negligence. It is important to note, however, that a good lawyer can identify not only the strongest aspects of your case but can also recognize and address any hurdles to your recovery, such as allegations that you were at fault in causing the accident.
Another critical element to consider is how many car accident cases the lawyer has litigated. Many attorneys work in a wide array of practice areas and do not have significant experience handling car accident cases. A lawyer that is proficient in handling car accident cases will understand the intricacies of how car accident cases are handled and will provide you with a better chance of success. Similarly, it is important to question any lawyer you are considering retaining regarding his or her success rate, and the range of verdicts and settlement awards the attorney has obtained on behalf of his or her clients.
A good lawyer will also provide you with updates on the status of your case when requested and answer any questions in a timely manner. While you rely on an attorney for legal advice, a good attorney will also take into consideration your wishes and goals in your case, while guiding you in the right direction. You should also look for client reviews of the attorney, to gage their experience with the attorney and whether they were satisfied with the outcome of their case. While any attorney can place an advertisement, positive testimonials from former clients can provide better insight into whether the attorney would be a good fit for you.
Hire an Experienced Car Accident Attorney to Represent You
If you sustained injuries or damages in a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, the car accident attorney you choose can significantly affect the outcome of your case. The experienced car accident attorneys of Abels & Annes, P.C. have the knowledge and skills needed to help you seek a successful outcome. You can contact us at (312) 924-7575 or through our online form to set up a free and confidential meeting.