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How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case is an important decision. A personal injury attorney can help you take legal action if you were involved in an accident or incident that resulted in injuries and other types of damages. They can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the negligent party, investigate the accident, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’re searching for the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case, pay attention to the following factors:


Make sure you hire an attorney that specializes in your type of personal injury case, and one that has a proven track record of success.


Look at online reviews, check with the Better Business Bureau, and other sources to learn what clients have said about an attorney. It’s important to choose one that has a reputation for being honest and committed to their clients. It’s also important to choose a personal injury lawyer that has a good reputation when it comes to communicating with their clients. Some clients may find it hard to get ahold of their attorney to get an update on their case. Search for one that has excellent communication skills and provides each case with the type of care and attention it deserves.

Legal Fees

Learn how a personal injury lawyer charges for their services. Some lawyers will charge by the hour, while others will charge a contingency fee. With a contingency fee arrangement, you will pay no upfront fees and you will owe nothing if your case is not successful. If you win your case, the lawyer will subtract a small percentage of your award or settlement to cover the cost of legal services.

Free Consultation

Meet with attorneys that offer free consultations. This will allow you to meet with the lawyer, ask questions, and determine if he or she would be a good fit. You can schedule free consultations with several attorneys and choose one that fits the criteria mentioned above.

Do I Have to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney to Handle a Claim?

You’re not required by law to hire legal representation after a personal injury accident. However, doing so can significantly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your accident-related losses. An attorney can be invaluable after an accident, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries and moving on with your life as they handle every aspect of your case, such as filing paperwork, gathering evidence, consulting with experts, and negotiating with the insurance company.

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our legal team has decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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Erik Child

Erik E. Child is a graduate of Brigham Young University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law in 1998. Working as a practicing trial attorney, Mr. Child has earned a reputation for having successfully tried many cases over the years, beginning in 1999. With extensive litigation experience, Mr. Child has practiced law in California, Utah, Washington, and Nevada, in both federal and state appellate courts. Happily married, Mr. Child is the father of nine children and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and scuba diving.

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