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How do I decide on the best attorney for my case?

How do I decide on the best attorney?

When you're thinking about hiring a lawyer, you want to have a good report with that person. Do you get along? Do you respect their credentials? Are they giving you the time of day? You must have a human connection because, probably, you will spend a lot of time with that person as your lawyer.

Here are some criteria that will help you find the right attorney for your California car accident case:

  • Select an attorney whose practice is dedicated exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death cases.
  • Make sure that the lawyer you choose has many years of experience and a track record of winning recoveries for clients.
  • Choose a lawyer with a superior Martindale-Hubbell rating by peers. Look for a rating of AV, the highest possible.
  • Check the lawyer’s AVVO rating. Look for the highest possible score—10/10.

Don’t hesitate to ask the attorney questions, after all, he or she will be representing you. For example, ask how often the lawyer tries cases in court. Although most cases can be settled, the best lawyers are willing and able to try a case to a jury when necessary and win. Some personal injury lawyers are uncomfortable in the courtroom and avoid trials. Insurance companies know this and are less willing to offer an adequate settlement.

If you’ve been seriously injured and have questions, please contact our personal injury attorneys at the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm by calling 1-800-722-4176 or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

DISCLAIMER:  This article is not a substitute for legal advice and in no way constitutes legal advice or gives rise to an attorney-client relationship. Adequate counsel is fact-dependent and requires independent analysis and inquiry specific to your situation and circumstances. This article is simply meant as a guide to explain in general and brief terms certain issues and serves to provide general information. Contact O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm at 916-714-8200 if you require legal help or wish to seek legal advice for your specific legal issue(s).