Similar to buying a car, or even renting an apartment – there are many things to consider when hiring an attorney. Just as important it is to hire the right lawyer, it is equally important to avoid hiring the wrong one. Here’s some things to look out for as you search for the right lawyer to handle your case.
To begin with, does the lawyer have a history of receiving ethical complaints? If so, maybe it’s time to look for another lawyer. There’s an abundance of lawyers that do not have any disciplinary charges filed against them. Always, always check out www.massbbo.org to search for an attorney that you were interested in hiring. If he or she has a spotty disciplinary history, that may be a red flag.
Secondly, is the attorney promising you a quick settlement? That too may be a red flag to look out for, there is no question that personal injury and workers’ compensation cases can take a considerable time to settle. Sometimes the process can take many months and sometimes even many years to settle a case. Any lawyer who tells you differently, is not being upfront and honest with you.
Finally, is the lawyer you are considering hiring going to actually handle your case? Frequently, lawyers will refer a case to another lawyer for handling, sometimes even from another attorney’s office altogether. It is important that you know upfront the information regarding the handling of your case. You should find out exactly who that lawyer is going to be that’ll be handling your case and insist on meeting with that lawyer personally so you can decide whether or not you want that lawyer to represent you for your case.
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, I encourage you to contact today the Law Office of Christopher Earley at 617-338-7400. We’d be more than happy to provide you with a complimentary free case consultation and review. Additionally, be sure to request our free books titled the Truth Series so that you can make the best possible decisions for your case.