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How to Pick a Sacramento Automobile Accident Attorney

After a car crash that was someone else's fault, you may be thinking about hiring a Sacramento automobile accident attorney. But you may be wondering if you have a strong case or if you qualify for any kind of money for your injuries, time off work and other consequences of the accident. An attorney who focuses on cases like yours can explain your options, guide you through the legal process and help you get the award or settlement you are entitled to. This article will explain how to find and choose the right attorney for your case.

Hiring a Sacramento Automobile Accident Attorney

There are several things you should look for in an attorney. You need one who has experience with California personal injury lawsuits, particularly one who focuses on car crashes.

You also need an attorney who is invested in you and your case, and doesn’t just view you as paycheck.

Your attorney should also have good strategies for you getting you the award or settlement you deserve in your civil lawsuit.

Getting the Names of Attorneys

If you need the names of Sacramento auto accident attorneys, you can start by asking for personal recommendations. Ask friend, family and colleagues if they've ever hired a personal injury lawyer. Even if you know someone who highly recommends a particular attorney, remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The person who used the attorney may have had different injuries, goals and outcomes than you.

You can also connect with lawyers through Whether you are looking for attorneys in Davis, Folsom, Antelope or elsewhere in the Sacramento County area, we can provide you with the names of attorneys who represent car accident victims. Once you give us a few pieces of information, either by filling out the form on this site or calling 1-877-913-7222, we will give you contact information for an attorney. You can get in touch with the lawyer yourself, or he will reach out to you within two business days.

Meeting with Sacramento Accident Attorneys

Next, it’s time to meet with the attorney. An initial consultation is usually free, but it’s a good idea to ask whether you will be charged when you make the appointment.

Bring a list of questions along with information about your Sacramento auto accident, such as the police report, doctor’s notes, hospital bills and the names of witnesses and the other driver. You should also bring something you can use to take notes.

During the meeting, be sure to ask about the attorney’s experience, particularly with cases like yours.

Question the attorney about rates or fees—for a car accident lawsuit, the attorney may accept your case on a contingency fee basis. This means he won’t get paid unless you win an award or settlement. You need to understand exactly what percent of your award or settlement he will take, though. If you do hire a lawyer on contingency fee basis, ask for other examples of cases where he has won a payout for victims of car accidents.

After the meetings, think about how you felt about each Sacramento automobile accident lawyer. Ask yourself if he had the right experience and charged reasonable fees. You also need to carefully consider how this lawyer made you feel. For your Sacramento car accident case, you need a lawyer whose judgment you trust.

If you need another opinion, follow up with the lawyer’s references. Ask those clients about how the lawyer handled their case, what they liked about him and whether they would hire him again.

Once you have taken these steps, you can choose the right Sacramento automobile accident attorney who will help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and suffering after the car accident.