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How to Hire a South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer

If you need to hire a South Carolina truck accident lawyer, you should gather the names of attorneys who could handle your case, interview each potential attorney, and then decide which is the best attorney to handle your case. This article walks you through the process in more detail.

Gather the Names of South Carolina Truck Accident Attorneys

If you know someone who's previously hired a South Carolina truck accident lawyer, you should ask them if they would recommend their attorney. Personal recommendations can be valuable. However, if you don't know anyone who can suggest a lawyer, you've come to the right place.

Attorneys.com offers a service to connect you with South Carolina truck accident lawyers in your area. To begin the process, fill out the short form on this site or you call 1-877-913-7222. We'll ask you a few basic questions, then we'll connect you with one or more South Carolina semi-truck accident lawyers. You can contact the lawyer at your convenience, or the lawyer will call you within two business days.

Preparing to Meet with a South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer

Before hiring a lawyer, you'll want to schedule a preliminary meeting, also known as an initial consultation. This meeting (which many attorneys offer for free) is designed to familiarize the attorney with your case and allows you to get to know the lawyer.

You should use the meeting to interview the attorney and decide whether the lawyer is the appropriate person to handle your case. Prior to the meeting, make a list of questions you'd like to ask the attorney. Among the topics you should cover:

  • The lawyer's education, professional skills, and experience representing trucking accident victims
  • The lawyer's assessment of your case
  • The lawyer's suggested strategy for handling your case
  • How the lawyer will manage your case
  • How much the lawyer realistically thinks you could receive in a settlement or judgment
  • How much the lawyer expects to charge in legal fees and expenses

Meeting with South Carolina Trucking Accident Attorneys

Go to each meeting prepared with your list of questions and writing material, so you can take notes. You can also bring copies of any accident-related bills, correspondence with the insurance companies, and the police report about your accident.

When talking to the lawyer, pay attention not only to what he or she says, but how he or she says it. Does the lawyer patiently answer your questions? Does the lawyer seem knowledgeable and answer with confidence? Do you feel comfortable with the lawyer, and is this a person you'd be happy to work with for months, a year, or even longer?

If you didn't take notes during your meeting, take some time immediately after the meeting ends to record your impressions. If you're meeting with several attorneys, these notes will come in handy when it comes time to select an attorney.

Selecting a South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer

Once you've met with each South Carolina truck accident lawyer, it's time to decide which one you should hire. When thinking about attorneys, you want to hire someone who has the necessary skills and experience to handle your case. But you also want a lawyer with good judgment, whose advice you can trust. Remember that you may work with this lawyer for a fairly long time, so you want to hire one you like and respect.

If you're undecided between several attorneys, you can contact each one and ask for the names of prior clients. Contact these people and ask them whether they were satisfied with the attorney's work. Would they hire the attorney again if necessary?

After you've identified the lawyer who has both the skills and personality to handle your case, then you're ready to hire that lawyer and move forward with your South Carolina trucking accident lawsuit.

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