It can be difficult to know which attorney is the right one for your case. You hear promises and gimmicks to draw you in but it doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the right kind of attorney.
First, be aware of promises that an attorney just can't keep. Without knowing the specifics of your case, no attorney can promise a favorable outcome, and no amount of compensation can be guaranteed.
Attorney advertisements will often state that you don't pay unless you win; however, you'll still be liable for any medical expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident. If you do win, the settlement will go toward your medical expenses, but you should also be aware of the percentage the attorney is expecting to receive from you should your case be successful.
Second, be wary of attorneys who will "take any case." Honest attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and let you know if it's worth pursuing. If not, they'll turn it down. If it's a valid claim, they may provide you with an estimate on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, but there's no guarantee.
Another thing you'll often see in attorney advertisements is that insurance companies are afraid of a particular law firm. Insurance companies have qualified and experienced attorneys working on their side as well, so what's most important is that you seek legal help from an attorney who has a good reputation and experience.
Your next step should be to consult with an Austin injury lawyer if you were seriously injured in an accident in Travis County, Texas.
Contacting an Austin Injury Lawyer
Before you take the important step of hiring an attorney, educate yourself about what you can expect from a Texas injury case. Order this free guide for Texas accident victimsand learn:
- What to ask a lawyer before hiring them to take your case.
- The most common reasons a Texas personal injury claim will fail.
- What you can do to protect your injury claim.