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Three things to look out for when hiring an attorney:

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You were injured in an accident that was not your fault. Perhaps you had a car accident, or an injury at work? Maybe you slipped and fell, or maybe you were bitten by a dog? Perhaps it is a different type of case altogether. What are you supposed to do now?You are injured. Maybe you can’t even go to work. You are receiving medical treatment. Are medical bills piling up? You may be stressed about the situation. The next steps you take are going to be crucial. One of those steps is to find the right attorney. There are over 50,000 lawyers in Massachusetts. But how do you find the right lawyer for your case?

Sadly, lawyers (and especially personal injury lawyers) have a poor reputation in our society. That reputation is unfortunate because it is true that there are some unethical and untrustworthy lawyers. But, there are also an overwhelming number of ethical and honest lawyers out there that really care about their clients. These are the types of lawyers that anyone looking for an attorney would want to hire. But how do you find that attorney? 

Just as important as it is to hire the right lawyer, it is important to avoid the wrong lawyers. Here are some things to look out for as you search for an attorney:

  1. Does the lawyer have a history of receiving ethical complaints?
    1. If so, it may be time to look for another attorney. There are an abundance of lawyers that do not have any disciplinary charges filed against them. Always check out 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?
    1. That may be a red flag. There is no question that personal injury and workers’ 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?
    1. 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 that you can decide if you want that lawyer to represent you. 

For more complimentary information to help guide you through this process, please call our office at 617-338-7400 to schedule a non-obligatory consultation where we can help you make the right decision. 

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