Knowing the facts can help you ensure a successful claim
There are countless attorneys in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Many of them can probably help you win your auto accident case. But for many claims, it’s not just about winning, it’s about securing the compensation you need for your vehicle damage and injuries. Here are a few things to consider when choosing an attorney to represent you in your claim.
- Experience with auto accidents and traffic law. One of the biggest parts of an auto accident claim is proving liability. That means knowing the local traffic laws to show who was in the wrong. Look for attorneys and firms who have represented clients in automobile accident cases in the past. They’ll know how to argue your case effectively.
- Consider your type of case. Are you the victim of a drunk driver? Was a faulty vehicle to blame for the accident? Were you riding a motorcycle at the time? Many auto accident attorneys specialize in specific kinds of incidents. Finding an attorney who knows your specialized area can be critical to a positive outcome.
- Research your lawyer. To give yourself the best chance at being rewarded the damages you deserve, look at your potential lawyer’s success record, request referrals, and ask the lawyer upfront how they think your case should be handled. If you strongly disagree with how much a lawyer thinks your case is worth, or how aggressively to pursue your case, it is your right to seek out another opinion.
- Expand your search. If you can’t find a lawyer in your area who meets your criteria, look at neighboring cities or counties for lawyers as well. In many cases these lawyers will be accredited to represent your case, or they may be able to serve as a consultant for a local attorney.
After an automobile accident. Your work may just be beginning. Finding the right attorney for your case can help ease the burden of securing damages and protecting yourself if the other driver decides to go after you.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC encourage you to contact them at their Baltimore offices. They provide legal representation on behalf of victims, and can help build a case to secure compensation for their suffering.