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How to Hire a Florida Truck Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a trucking accident that was someone else's fault, you may have considered hiring a Florida truck accident attorney to help you collect compensation for your accident-related injuries. But if you've never before hired an attorney, you may not know where to start. The article will walk you through the hiring process.

Gather the Names of Florida Truck Accident Lawyers

To start the process, you'll want to collect the names of attorneys who are qualified to handle your case. If you know someone who's previously worked with a Florida truck accident attorney, ask that person if they'd recommend their lawyer.

If you need the names of additional lawyers, you've come to the right place. Attorneys.com offers a service to connect you with Florida trucking accident lawyers in your area. To get started, fill out the form on this site or call us at 1-877-913-7222. We'll ask you a few questions, then put you in touch with at least one lawyer who represents Florida truck accident victims. You can contact the lawyer at your convenience, or the attorney will contact you within two business days.

Meeting Florida Trucking Accident Attorneys

Before agreeing to hire an attorney, you should schedule a preliminary meeting, called an initial consultation. The purpose of this meeting is to learn more about the lawyer's:

  • Professional background
  • Experience handling Florida trucking accident cases
  • Proposed strategy for your case
  • Assessment of your case and estimate of the amount of money you could win
  • Legal fees and expenses for handling your case

The meeting also gives the lawyer an opportunity to learn more about your accident and injuries.

You should prepare for each meeting by making a list of questions you'd like to ask the lawyer. These questions should enable you to learn more about the lawyer and help you decide whether you'd like to hire the lawyer to represent you.

While Meeting with Each Florida Truck Accident Attorney

When you meet with the attorney, you should try to assess several things:

  • Does the attorney have the experience necessary to handle your case?
  • Do you agree with the attorney's proposed strategy for handling your case?
  • Is the attorney's award estimate realistic?
  • Are the legal fees and expenses reasonable?
  • Does the attorney demonstrate good judgment and would you feel comfortable entrusting him or her with your case?

Bring pen and paper to the meeting, so you can make notes about the things you discuss and your impressions of the attorney. If you're unable to make notes during the meeting, take some time immediately after completing the meeting to record details of the meeting. If you end up meeting with several Florida truck accident attorneys, these notes will come in handy when it's time to decide between attorneys.

Selecting a Florida Truck Accident Attorney

After you've met with each of the Florida truck accident attorneys, it's time to select the attorney to handle your case. If one attorney clearly stands out as the best lawyer, then your decision will be an easy one. If you're unable to decide between two or three attorneys, ask each lawyer for the name of a former client. Contact these references and ask each client to tell you what they liked and disliked about the lawyer, and whether they were satisfied with his or her work.

When comparing attorneys, think back to those assessments you made during each initial consultation. How does each lawyer rate when it comes to experience, proposed strategy, award estimates, and legal fees? With which attorney would you feel most comfortable entrusting your case? Once you've found the Florida truck accident attorney who best satisfies those criteria, then you're ready to move forward with your case.

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