1. Determine why you need a lawyer (property damage, personal injuries, or both);
2. Determine how the lawyer gets paid (most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis-meaning you only pay a portion out of what they recover for you, plus expenses);
3. Ask yourself, should I hire a TV lawyer, billboard lawyer, yellow page lawyer, or someone whom I have been referred to by someone I trust?; and
4. Are you obligated to hire an attorney simply by getting a “free initial consultation” (absent a signed contract, no, but confirm before you schedule your meeting).
There are other valuable tools for considering how to search for a lawyer when you or a loved one have been injured in an accident . For more information about Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., please visit us at www.sherrodandbernard.com or call 770-920-8350.