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How to Hire And Work With a Car Accident Attorney

By Greg Kohn

Have you been injured in a car accident? If so, then you need to know how to hire and work with an attorney.

A car accident lawyer is experienced in the law of personal injury and knows what damages are recoverable for your case. They will also be able to assist with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and other expenses incurred as a result of the crash. 

Ultimately when it comes to hiring a New Jersey personal injury lawyer for your case make sure that they have experience handling cases like yours because every case’s unique circumstances require specific knowledge from their respective attorneys only they can provide.

If you’ve been injured in a New Jersey car accident, here is everything you need to know about hiring and working with an attorney.

Hiring the Right Attorney for You

It can be hard to find the right attorney for a car accident claim. It is important you hire someone who understands your needs, has a good reputation, and the time to dedicate to your case. The following are some things you should consider when hiring an attorney:

  • How many years they have been practicing
  • If they have a high success rate
  • Whether they specialize in your type of accident claim
  • If they have access to high-quality professional witnesses
  • Whether they communicate in a style you relate to

You will likely be working with this attorney for six months or longer. With that in mind, it’s important that you get along. If an attorney grates on your nerves during your initial consultation, they may not be the best choice for you.

What to Expect From Your Car Accident Lawyer

After a car accident, your first order of business is to seek medical help for your injuries. Once you are able, you should talk with an experienced car accident attorney. The best auto accident attorneys will be able to:

  • Correspond with all relevant insurance companies
  • Investigate the accident
  • Determine the damages to which you are entitled
  • Build a case against the person who is responsible for your injuries
  • Negotiate with the other party’s insurance company
  • Determine whether you need to pursue an action in court

Most car accident claims never get to court. However, just in case yours is one that does, you want an attorney that has experience in the courtroom so that you have the best possible chance of winning your case.

Tips For Working With Your Car Accident Attorney 

The best thing you can do for your case is to keep detailed notes and records about your accident, your treatment, your recovery, and anything else in your life that has been affected by the accident. This means keeping track of time off work, medical bills, and activities you are no longer able to fully enjoy due to your injuries.

The more organized you are, the better chance you have at winning your case and recovering the maximum amount of damages possible.

The Benefits of Using an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is important to understand that hiring a car accident attorney will make the process easier and more efficient for you. You need someone who knows your rights and can help protect them through the legal system. Find out how we can be of service by contacting our office today

About the Author
Greg Kohn is a partner at Nagel Rice and specializes in complex civil litigation cases, including professional malpractice, personal injury, class actions, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial litigation.  He has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court. Greg has tried many jury trials to verdict and has recovered over $50 million in settlements and verdicts in all types of personal injury matters including automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, slip and falls, and other catastrophic injury cases. Greg also handles medical malpractice cases, involving misdiagnoses, wrongful birth, and delayed cancer diagnosis. If you have questions regarding this article, you can contact Greg here.