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Choosing an attorney can be a challenging task. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, you may be wondering where to start and what to consider. Below are the five secrets to successfully finding the best personal injury attorney.

Do Your Research

First, ask family and friends for recommendations. Whether they provide guidance or you find potential attorneys on your own, conduct thorough research. You can find plenty of information on the internet, and the more information you find, the better. Try to get to know these potential attorneys as much as you can before scheduling consultations. 

Find An Attorney That Understands Your Case

During your research, look for attorneys that have previous experience handling cases similar to yours. If you are looking to file a personal injury lawsuit, make sure your attorney handles these particular cases. Finding an attorney that practices the specific area of law you’re looking for helps tremendously because no two areas of law are alike. Personal injury has its own laws that govern it, and a personal injury attorney will know and understand those laws that pertain to your case. This will give you an even higher chance of eventually reaching a favorable outcome.

Consider the Firm as Well as the Attorney

While you’re researching your attorney, also consider the law firm they work for. First and foremost, look at the size of the firm. While large law firms can be great, understand that small law firms will often offer a more personalized experience. Smaller law firms do not have large law firm caseloads, giving attorneys more time to work on your case.

Additionally, consider the firm’s reputation. Many firms’ reputations will be evident through a simple search. A firm with a positive reputation commands more respect from opposing parties. Some firms also form these great reputations by giving back to the community. This shows a firm’s dedication to helping those around them, which means good things for you and your case.

Look at Reviews and Past Successes

Other details to note when researching the best personal injury lawyer are previous cases and client reviews. Attorneys will often share past cases and successes directly on their websites. Notice these cases and their outcomes. This is a good indication of what you may be able to expect.

Client reviews are an excellent way to better understand how your attorney and firm operate, what you can expect from them, and how the process works. If you’ve never experienced a lawsuit, you may be apprehensive. Client reviews can put your mind at ease and further help you choose the best personal injury attorney.

Meet with Attorneys

After conducting your research and getting all the necessary information, schedule a consultation with your chosen attorney. If you narrow your list down to more than one attorney, meet with each of them. Before your consultation, make sure to collect any relevant information you may wish to present to the attorney and make a list of questions. Your meeting is a time dedicated to you, and your attorney will do their best to answer any questions you may have. 

A consultation will give you the best chance to get to know the attorney. Look for an attorney that:

  • Has the time to dedicate to your case;
  • Is willing to be communicative throughout the process; and
  • Seems easy to work with.

You will be spending plenty of time working alongside your attorney. Meeting with them will give you the best idea of whether they are a good fit for you and what you’re looking for in an attorney.

Consider The Johns Law Firm

At The Johns Law Firm, we know you have options. We strive to set ourselves apart and offer clients the best and most personalized experience possible. Our goal is to have our clients feel confident in their decision to choose us from beginning to end. We are passionate about our clients and our community and helping in any way we can. Our firm offers a no-obligation consultation. We’ll review your case while you get to know us. Contact us today to get started.

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Jeremiah Johns

Jeremiah N. Johns is a trial attorney who represents clients in insurance, maritime, personal injury, and litigation matters. Raised on a family farm in Southeast Georgia, at an early age he gained an appreciation for hard work and ingenuity. These values form the bedrock of his practice.​ Jeremiah holds an LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane Law School and a J.D. from Syracuse University, where he graduated with honors. He also graduated magna cum laude with bachelor degrees in political science and economics from Georgia State University.