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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Jul 25, 2014

Whether you have been injured in a car accident or another situation it is important to choose a personal injury attorney that fits your needs. Here is what your need to know before hiring an attorney.

Experience is Important

Having an attorney who specializes in personal injury is paramount to winning your case. Most good attorneys will limit their practice to only one or two kinds of law. Be wary of attorneys who run a gamut of different fields of law.

Avoid Ambulance Chasers

“Ambulance chaser” is a term used for attorneys who will try to capitalize on car crash by contacting victims via mail, phone calls, or email. These attorneys don’t have your best interests at heart and are simply looking for a payday.

Understand the Fee

Different attorneys charge different rates for their services. Most personal injury attorneys work on a “contingency fee”. This means that your attorney will not receive any compensation for his or her work until you get paid. This allows you hire a great attorney without paying any money upfront.

There can be Expenses

Although you may not have to pay your attorney upfront, if your lawyer enlists the services of another individual this is called an “expense”. However, most attorneys will pay the expense for you and send you a bill at the conclusion of the trial. Ask your attorney about expenses before you sign a contract.

There are No Guarantees

No matter how good your attorney is or how solid you believe your case to be there are no guarantees that you will win. If a lawyer guarantees anything consider a different attorney.