There are thousands of personal injury lawyers practicing in California. How do you narrow the field down to find the right lawyer for your case?
Ask friends and family
If you know any lawyers, ask them who the best personal injury lawyers are in your area. If you don’t know any lawyers, then ask friends and acquaintances who may have dealings with lawyers if they can recommend someone.
The Internet has become a useful tool for finding lawyers, but be careful not to get too caught up in the bold claims that many lawyers make on their websites. Look for specific facts which demonstrate the lawyer’s track record of success. Also, beware of websites that “rate” lawyers from around the country. Typically, these ratings are based on how much material the lawyer contributes to the website, not on any assessment of the lawyer’s actual competence.
Create a list of lawyers to interview
Use all of these sources to put together a list of a few lawyers, and then call the lawyers’ offices to set up interviews.
If you would like all of this information in one document, please download our free guide, How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer.
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