After an injury-causing car accident, you might be wondering what the next steps are. You may be inclined to go ahead and settle the case on your own, trusting the insurance company you’re dealing with to play fair. Don’t make that mistake. Insurance companies are always trying to settle your case for as little as they possibly can. They’ll forget important factors like on-going medical treatment, compensation for missed work, and even pain and suffering.

Hiring a car accident lawyer may seem like a tough process, but we’ve got a few tips that can help along the way.

Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer – 6 Tips

tips for hiring a car accident lawyer

1 – Find someone with experience

You don’t want an attorney who focuses in another area to take on your car accident case. The fact is, these cases are nuanced and require a lawyer who knows the process. When you’re in the process of hiring a potential attorney, ask them about their experience.

2 – Hire an Attorney Who Will Work Directly For You

It’s easy to hire a giant, even national firm that spends millions on advertising. But you may find that you’re passed around from paralegal to paralegal and that you rarely deal with an actual attorney. At Bensinger Legal Services, we provide clients with high-level service. Here, you’re not just another case number. It’s important to find an attorney who cares.

3 – Find Someone Local

You want an attorney who is familiar with the Court system where the accident occurred. Again, trusting a national firm can be risky. They may even have to subcontract your case to a local attorney.

4 – Start Right Away

Don’t even talk to the car insurance company you’re dealing with without hiring an attorney first. This can help get the ball rolling quickly and may even help you avoid costly mistakes.

5 – Don’t Pay for a Case Review

Most personal injury attorneys will offer free consultations for your car accident case. This is certainly true at Bensinger Legal Services. We’ll review your case and provide with the best course of action to take moving forward.

6 – Hire a Lawyer with Trial Experience

Aaron Bensinger has extensive experience taking cases to trial. This is exactly what you want to look for in a lawyer. The truth is, not all cases settle out of court, and you want someone ready for trial is that’s the ultimate outcome.

After a serious car accident, your best option is to reach out to Bensinger Legal Services as soon as possible. Let our team worry about your case while you focus on recovery.

Author Photo Aaron L. Bensinger

Aaron L. Bensinger is an Ohio attorney serving personal injury and civil litigation clients. He has extensive trial experience and makes client service is his primary focus. As a partner at Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC, Aaron happily works in Lima, OH, and serves the entire Northwest region of the state and beyond.

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