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Traits to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer


There are plenty of great lawyers in Massachusetts, and some that are not-so-great. It is crucial to find one that is trustworthy, aggressive, and experienced with cases just like yours. Finding the right lawyer can mean the difference between an unfair settlement and a fair one. But how do you find the right one amongst all of the lawyers out there? 

Here are some ways to do so:

Online Reviews

It is smart to begin by finding lawyers that have the best reviews. AVVO, Google and Yelp provide user-generated reviews that will help find the best-reviewed lawyers. These are a reliable way to find honest reviews from past clients who have used a particular lawyer’s services. Keep in mind if a lawyer has nothing but incredibly positive reviews, it may be a red flag. As they say, if it appears too good to be true, it probably is.

Level of Experience

There is just no substitute for experience. Just because a lawyer has great reviews does not mean he is experienced. For example there are many different kinds of dog bite cases. As well, there are many different kinds of injuries that stem from dog bites. Be sure to find someone that has handled cases just like yours, with the same, or very similar injuries you suffered in your accident.


Many attorneys are general practitioners. They are a jack-of-all-trades. They handle many different areas of law. They may handle criminal cases, real estate closings, wills, etc. But how much of their practice is geared towards dog bite claims? Do they only handle a few dog bite cases every year? Only one per year? It is wise to hire a firm that only handles personal injury cases. That way you know the firm is solely focused on this area of law, which will bode well for your case.

Ask Friends and Family

Personal recommendations from those close to you that you trust are a great way to find a great attorney. Ask those people that you know who have been injured in an accident and who hired

legal representation for a referral. They are a great place to get a rock-solid referral.

Here at Earley Law Group Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves in providing a 5-star Earley Experience. As Boston Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand that after any form of injury- whether it be a car accident, slip & fall, or dog bite; the situation can quickly become stressful. Call our office at 617-444-7777 for access to our free resources, and a free consultation so you can have all the information needed before signing with an attorney for your claim. 

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