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If you have sustained injuries in a personal injury accident, you may be in the process of looking for an attorney. For your personal injury case, you don’t just want any attorney. Rather, you want the best personal injury attorney who will help you fight for your rights and potential recovery. But where do you start? 

Selecting the right attorney for you and your needs can seem difficult and overwhelming. However, knowing what to look for can greatly improve your chances of selecting the best personal injury attorney for your case. 

Is It Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

Before getting too far into what to look for when hiring an attorney, let’s take one step back and address the question you might already be asking: Is it worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer? 

There is often a misconception that lawyers cost more than they are worth. However, this is not necessarily the case.
In fact, hiring an attorney for your personal injury case frequently results in a better outcome than you would have received without an attorney. 

While each case is different and results are never guaranteed, an experienced personal injury attorney can often be an asset to your case.

Things to Look for When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

It can be difficult knowing where to even begin your search for a personal injury attorney. For example, a simple google search for “best injury attorney Houston” yields countless results. Fortunately, there are a few things you can look for to narrow down your results. 

Look for an Attorney with Extensive Experience In Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law can be very complicated. Accordingly, you should look for someone with extensive experience handling personal injury cases in particular. A law firm may tell you they can take your case so that they can get your business. However, you should verify that they actually have a personal injury practice. Don’t be afraid to search potential law firm websites to ensure that they have a practice area dedicated to personal injury law.
Further, many attorneys will post examples on their websites of past cases and results for previous clients. Looking into these case results can be a great way to ensure that a particular firm has successfully taken on cases like yours in the past.

Online Ratings and Reviews from Previous Clients Speak Volumes

A great way to find a top-rated personal injury attorney is through the use of online ratings and reviews. In fact, an attorney’s previous clients are often the best resource when it comes to finding a great attorney. 

Previous clients will frequently leave great reviews for attorneys who are able to get them great results. On the other hand, clients are also likely to be vocal about any less-than-stellar services received if they are unhappy. Either way, a review can tell you a lot about the attorney you might be considering.

Websites like Avvo and Martindale are great resources to find reviews and ratings on the best personal injury attorneys in your area. 

Select an Attorney You Can Get Along with

A personal injury case can last months and even years. Thus, it is important to select an attorney whom you get along with.

The initial consultation can be a great way for you to vet your potential attorney and determine if this is someone you can see yourself working with for extended periods of time. 

Contact the Johns Law Firm Today

Finding the right firm for you and your personal injury case can be difficult. However, at the Johns Law Firm, we want to make it as easy on you as possible. Our team of experienced attorneys has six decades of combined experience, and we are licensed in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Connecticut. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and see if we are the right fit for you.

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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.