5 Things To Ask Before Hiring An Attorney

questions to ask before hiring an attorneyFor so many people, the only solace in having to deal with a complicated legal matter is knowing that they don’t have to deal with it alone. By retaining the services of an attorney, you can rest easy in knowing that everything is being taken care of in a timely and correct manner, and that your rights are being respected. Right?

No two attorneys are the same, and with any profession, there are some that may be more qualified for what you need than others. In order to make certain you are working with a lawyer you can trust, always ask them these five questions before hiring them:

  1. Are you board certified?
    For as many attorneys as there are practicing law out there, not that many are actually board certified by their state or particular area of practice. For example, less than 2% of all personal injury attorneys in Texas have earned a Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law. Obtaining a certification showcases right away that they have a critical and useful understanding of the law and its relevant litigation.
  2. Do you have any recognitions?
    Finding a great lawyer is easier than ever now that there are multiple online third-party organizations that rate and review attorneys from coast to coast. Martindale-Hubbell®, Avvo, and Super Lawyers® are some of the most popular and most trusted, just to name a few. Find an attorney who has been recognized by these groups.
  3. What do your past clients have to say?
    If you really want to know the truth about your attorney of choice, you cannot overlook what past clients think. Has your lawyer gathered an impressive list of 5-star testimonials? Or is there not much to say about them?
  4. What is your focus?
    While there is some value in a jack of all trades, sometimes you really need an ace of spades to get you a winning hand. If you have a personal injury case, you should be working with someone who has intentionally focused their practice towards personal injury. They will undoubtedly be familiar with the landscape and know how to push you towards a maximum recovery.
  5. How much experience does the firm have?
    You cannot talk about finding the right professional of any sort without asking about their years of experience. The longer a law firm has been around, or the more collective experience it staff has, the better the client experience, in most cases. With time comes wisdom – there is no two ways around that.

At Parker Law Firm, we believe our Fort Worth personal injury attorneys should be your number one choice of legal representation. We have highly-acclaimed and highly-rated lawyers with decades of combined experience on our team. From trucking accidentsand auto accidents to wrongful death we can be there for you from start to finish and through thick and thin. Call (817) 503-9200 for a Complimentary Strategy Session – we would love to get the opportunity to tell you more about ourselves and the services we offer!

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