You may be able to file a claim in court for compensation if you have been injured due to the actions of someone else. This compensation can help you get your life back on track and reduce some of the pain and worry you are experiencing.
Here are some places to find a good personal injury lawyer in your area:
- Referrals from other sources. A referral represents the best way to find a decent lawyer who specializes in your specific injury type. You can ask your friends, relatives, neighbors or co-workers if they can recommend a good injury lawyer. Just make sure that the lawyer they recommend specializes in your type of injury claims. You can also ask your general lawyer for a recommendation, but be aware that some lawyers will require a ‘referral fee’.
- Recommendations from lawyer referral services or membership organizations. There are many associations, organizations and referral services that specialize in recommending lawyers to customers. Most of these can be found through a simple Google search. A good example of a membership organization is the American Association for Justice, also known as the AAJ. Lawyers.com and Personal Injury Lawyer.com can also recommend lawyers. A great informative source for a personal injury lawyer includes your State Bar Association or the USA Government website located at www.firstgov.gov. Other places to look for recommendations for a personal injury lawyer include your local Chamber of Commerce, your local Better Business Bureau and consumer review websites like Angie’s List.com.
- From traditional advertising campaigns. It is possible to locate a personal injury lawyer through traditional advertising techniques such as TV, radio and print ads, the Yellow Pages and advertising signs. It is important that you perform some additional research if you choose a lawyer from this type of advertising. Typically, really good personal injury lawyers do very little traditional advertising. Law firms will also sometimes work together on advertising to reach more potential customers, so the advertisement you are seeing may not even be for a lawyer in your region.