How to Find an Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm in Florida
Choosing your personal injury law firm in Florida may be the most important decision you make when you think you have a personal injury legal claim. We would like to provide you with a few helpful tips to make the process a little less daunting.
Referrals from friends and other lawyers
If you are in the market for a personal injury law firm, it is a good idea to talk with family, friends and coworkers who were represented by a Jacksonville Beach personal injury lawyer. If they had a positive experience with a lawyer, be sure to add that person to your list, but do not make a decision based purely on someone else’s experience.
Another good source for a Jacksonville Beach personal injury law firm referral is to speak with any lawyers you may know. Even if you know a lawyer who does not practice personal injury law, it is likely that he or she will know some fellow attorneys who do.
Once you have a list of four or five personal injury law firms to choose from, set up an initial consultation with each. (These consultations should be free, so make sure to check before you set one up.) More important than any recommendation from a friend or another lawyer, however, is how you feel about the law firm and the lawyer with whom you speak. Your comfort with the lawyer’s practice style and personality is the most important factor in finding the right Jacksonville Beach personal injury attorney
Another good source to go to for referrals is the local bar association. Bar associations typically have referral services that will set up an initial consultation with a law firm.
At your initial consultation, be sure to inquire about the following:
- How long has the lawyer who will be representing you been in practice? And how long has he or she practiced personal injury law in Florida?
- What proportion of the law firm’s cases are personal injury lawsuits?
- Does the lawyer primarily represent the interests of the defendant or the plaintiff in personal injury lawsuits?
Answers to these questions as well as your overall impression of the law firm will be the best guide in helping you make your decision.