When you are in a car collision, there is a lot that needs to be done. You need to make sure you hire the right person to represent you. In most cases, the first contact you have is going to be with an insurance adjuster. They can be helpful, but you have to keep in mind that they work for the insurance company and that in some cases they are judged on the money they save. They are not attorneys and they don’t represent your interests.
There are many ways you can find a lawyer. One way is to just open the phone book and see what you get. Another is to listen to the ads and see who tells you they are the best or that they have the most knowledge. However, we think there are better ways to make sure you get the right person.
1. Ask the people you know. Find out who they know and what they say about the lawyers they have dealt with. Ask your medical providers and see who they have dealt with. If you know a lawyer, ask them who does this type of work and who they would suggest.
4. Meet with the lawyer. This isn’t the time to have an investigator basically do what an adjuster does. Find out if you are comfortable with them and if they have the staff around them who are people you want to work with.
5 Finally, decide what’s best for you. All lawyers and law firms are not alike. Who you choose will play an important part in your life for a significant amount of time. You need to make sure that the person you hire is the very best for you and your family.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.