How to Pick the Right Lawyer After a Serious Car Crash in South Carolina

Auto accidents often leave people asking a number of questions: Will I ever feel 100% better? How am I going to pay all of these medical bills? What will I do if I can't go back to work? Is the insurance company trying to deceive me? If these questions sound familiar, you are not alone. I answer them for people across South Carolina, and am glad to help you get things back on track. One of the greatest advantages someone gains when they hire a lawyer is that the law firm can handle the legal and insurance issues while the injured person gives attention to getting well and returning to the life they knew.

What To Look For In a Columbia Car Accident Lawyer

However, selecting an injury attorney can be a daunting process. With so many television commercials, radio ads, and billboards, you might think the best thing you can do is just call the next lawyer you see on TV. You would not pick a surgeon or university that way, and we don't think you should choose a lawyer based on slogans and promises. Instead, consider a few of the factors listed below and make the choice that is best for you.

  • Credentials - What awards has the attorney received? What organizations are they are a part of? Which continuing education courses have they attended in the past year? Do they get invited to speak at conferences or mentor other members of the bar? 
  • Results - An attorney might talk a big game during your consultation-but can they back it up? Ask about past auto accident cases, request the opportunity to read testimonials from former clients, and find out how many cases like yours, the lawyer has successfully handled. 30 years of experience does not mean the lawyer has 30 years of helping car wreck victims.
  • The Way He or She Makes You Feel - This is where you may find the biggest difference. There are many intelligent, hard-working attorneys in South Carolina, but not all of them are going to make you feel the personal touch that people seriously injured in crashes often need. You want to make sure you find someone who is genuine, empathetic, and compassionate to your situation. It is also important that your attorney is willing to explain complicated matters in a concise, understandable way.

Contact Me Today

If you would like to learn more about my law firm, call me today for a free consultation at 803-790-2800. None of your legal questions have to go unanswered; you do not have to fight the insurance adjuster by yourself; and you must know that not every car accident lawyer in South Carolina advertises on television.