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How to Hire a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

If you've never before hired a lawyer, you may not know how to find a Georgia truck accident lawyer to represent you in your personal injury case. This article will take you through the steps of the hiring process.

Gather the Names of Georgia Truck Crash Attorneys

If you don't know of any lawyers who represent Georgia truck accident victims, you'll want to get recommendations and suggestions. Start by asking friends and family if they know anyone who's used a local truck accident attorney and whether they'd recommend their lawyer. These personal recommendations can be invaluable. If you have a relationship with a lawyer in your area, he or she may be able to suggest a personal injury attorney.

If you are unable to get personal recommendations or if you'd like additional names, then you've come to the right place. Attorneys.com offers a service to connect you with accident lawyers in your area. To begin the process, call us at 1-877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page. We'll ask you a few basic questions, then we'll give you the name of at least one Georgia truck accidents attorney in your area. You can contact the lawyer immediately, or the attorney will reach out to you within two business days.

Interviewing a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

Before agreeing to hire a lawyer, it's important to meet and interview the lawyer about his or her skills, experience, and legal fees. Most personal injury lawyers, including Georgia truck accident lawyers, offer prospective clients a free initial consultation. This meeting enables you to familiarize the lawyer with your case while you learn more about the lawyer's practice.

You'll want to spend some time preparing for your meetings. Make notes about your accident, including:

  • When the accident occurred
  • Where the accident occurred
  • Who was involved in the accident and who witnessed it
  • What happened when the accident occurred
  • What injuries you suffered
  • What damage your vehicle sustained

If you have any documents related to the accident and your injuries (such as the police report or medical bills), you'll also want to bring copies of those. These written notes will help ensure you remember all relevant details when meeting with the lawyer. The lawyer may also ask you to leave a copy with him or her.

You'll also want to prepare a list of written questions you'd like to ask during the meeting. Remember that the purpose of the meeting is to determine whether you'd like to hire the lawyer, so focus on questions that help you make this decision. Topics to discuss include:

  • The lawyer's background, professional experience, and knowledge of Georgia truck accident and personal injury laws
  • The lawyer's recommended strategy for managing your case
  • The lawyer's estimate of the value of your case
  • The lawyer's proposed fees and estimated expenses

Meeting With Attorneys

Bring to each initial consultation your notes, accident-related documents, and list of questions you'd like to ask. It's also smart to bring some writing material, so you can take notes during or immediately after the meeting. If you're meeting several attorneys, these notes will come in useful when it's time to decide which one to hire.

Know that anything you tell the lawyer will remain confidential even if you decide to hire a different lawyer.

During the meeting, you want to decide whether:

  • The lawyer has the appropriate skills and experience to handle your case
  • The lawyer proposes a case strategy you agree with
  • The lawyer suggests an award estimate that seems realistic
  • The lawyer's fees and expenses are fair and reasonable
  • You feel as if you could trust the lawyer's judgment and would be confortable following his or her advice

If you are happy with the results of the meeting, consider asking the lawyer for the name of at least one client who could provide a reference. If you have difficulty deciding between two attorneys, these references could help you make up your mind.

Selecting a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

After you've finished your initial consultations, it's time to decide which lawyer to hire. If you immediately know which Georgia truck accident lawyer is right for your case, then your decision will be an easy one. If you are torn between two or more attorneys, think back to the criteria mentioned earlier:

  • Experience
  • Case strategy
  • Award estimate
  • Legal fees and expenses
  • Good judgment

Once you've found a lawyer who meets those criteria, you're ready to move ahead with your Georgia trucking accident case.

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