Just as important as it is to hire the right lawyer, it is equally important to avoid hiring the wrong lawyer. Here are some things to look out for as you search for the right lawyer.
1. Does the lawyer have a history of receiving ethical complaints?
If so, it may be time to look for another lawyer. There is an abundance of lawyers that do not have any disciplinary charges filed against them. Always check out www.massbbo.org to search for an attorney that you are interested in hiring. If he has a spotty disciplinary history, it may be a red flag.
2. Is the attorney promising you a quick settlement?
That may, too, be a red flag. There’s no question that personal injury Worker’s Compensation cases take considerable time to settle. Sometimes the process can take many months, and sometimes it can take many years of litigation to resolve a case. Any lawyer who tells you differently is not being upfront with you.
3. Is the lawyer you are considering hiring going to actually handle your case? Or is the case going to be referred out to a different lawyer?
Many times, lawyers will refer a case to another lawyer for handling. You want to know if that is going to happen with your case. If it does, find out exactly who that lawyer is and arrange to meet with that lawyer personally so you can decide if you want that lawyer to represent you. The search for the right lawyer is an important step following a personal injury accident. Be sure you know who it is that will be handling your case.
For any other additional questions relating to personal injury cases in Massachusetts, please don’t hesitate to contact the Earley Law Group Injury Lawyers today at 617-444-7777. We’d be happy to provide you with a completely free complimentary case consultation. Additionally, be sure to request our free books entitled The Truth Series so that you can make the best possible decisions for your case.