If you have experienced a personal injury, the last thing you may be thinking of is a lawsuit. You have been hurt and may be in physical and/or mental pain and need to focus on recovering. But, if you feel the injury was caused through no fault of your own and that someone else may be liable for it, you might also be experiencing anger. Furthermore, you may soon be buried under a mountain of medical bills that you just can’t pay and that may be the time you need to begin thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit and finding the right personal injury attorney in San Diego.
When starting your search for the right personal injury lawyer, do not just pick the first ad you see in the phone book that looks attractive. You may be trying to concentrate on recovering your health, but it is still important to take some time and do your homework. Contact the California bar association for names of personal injury lawyer in San Diego, along with their experience and credentials. Or even ask around. There may be a chance a friend or an acquaintance has had to file a personal injury suit in the past and can recommend a lawyer to you. If you know another lawyer whose practice is not personal injury, he may know a colleague who does specialize in what you need. Once you have established a short list of attorneys, give them a call and briefly discuss your case with them. Sometimes you can instinctively tell when an attorney will be a good match for you, but you must meet with him or first. Many personal San Diego personal injury lawyers will make house or hospital calls. They know they only reason you even need a lawyer is because you have been hurt and understand that it may not be possible for you to make it to their office.
When meeting with a San Diego personal injury lawyer, make sure to question both his or her experience, as well at the attorney’s success rate. Look for an honest attorney, rather than someone who is promising you something that seems unrealistic. Most personal injury lawyers will not even charge you a fee unless they win your case, so how you will pay him should not be an upfront concern. If you have been injured and feel you may be entitled to some compensation, call us today and learn what we can do for you.