If you have a serious illness and need to find a doctor to treat you, it is usually a fairly straightforward process. You go to your primary care doctor and get a referral to a specialist. Finding a good lawyer for a serious personal injury case, however, is more of a challenge.
We don’t have “primary care lawyers” whom we can go to for a referral, and there are endless numbers of personal injury lawyers out there aggressively vying for our cases, with ads on TV, in the yellow pages and even on the backs of buses. How does one figure out who the hucksters are and who the competent lawyers are who can really help us get justice? The purpose of this guide is to help people through that process.
The focus here is on cases involving catastrophic, lifelong injuries or the death of a loved one, but the principles can be applied to any type of personal injury case. To begin: How do personal injury cases work?
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All posts in the series: Introduction | How do personal injury cases work? | How do you tell a good lawyer from a not-so-good one? | Where do I look for a good personal injury lawyer? | How do I interview a personal injury lawyer? | What are red flags when hiring a personal injury lawyer? | What if I hired the wrong personal injury lawyer? | More Information