Car Accident in Arizona? Research a Great Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 08, 2009 in Auto Accidents
Arizona is a state with large metropolitan areas that include Phoenix and many rural areas that feature mile after mile of open road. Regardless of the surroundings, though, driving a vehicle in Arizona comes with a degree of risk. On an annual basis, more than 120,000 auto accidents occur, and more than 37,000 people are injured as a result. This does not include the millions of dollars in property damage that results from these incidents. If any of this has happened to you, your next step should be to contact a great lawyer.
However, finding a great Phoenix car accident lawyer involves much more than simply opening the phone book, writing down a phone number you see on television or scheduling a consultation with the first firm you find on a search engine online. You need to take some basic steps regarding research, and the time you spend doing so before making contact with a personal injury attorney will be time well spent. Below are a few steps to consider as you research an Arizona car accident lawyer.
1. Research the Phoenix Accident Lawyer Thoroughly
In terms of the choice of medium, the Internet offers much more in terms of information than anything you'll find in the Yellow Pages or on a television or radio advertisement. You have control on the Internet, and you should start by reading the firm's Web site to obtain information regarding the firm's and the individual attorney's level of experience in dealing with car accident injury cases. There is no substitute for experience when it comes to enforcing your legal rights if you've been injured in an accident, and this quality is invaluable in just about every case.
2. Check the Background of the Arizona Accident Lawyer
Attorneys are licensed to practice in Arizona, which means that their professional history is recorded by the Bar Association. Therefore, any record of discipline or other professional problems will be available for someone to find as he or she goes through the research process. While an entry or two on a record is not necessarily reason to avoid an attorney, you should thoroughly read any entries to find out what you can and ask about it or them if you contact that attorney.
3. Ask Questions about the Phoenix Accident Lawyer
After you've decided on an attorney to contact, you need to get in touch with his or her office to schedule an initial consultation. When you meet with the attorney, you should not only come with as much information pertaining to the incident as you can gather, but you should also come armed with questions to ask the attorney. At this point, there are no stupid questions, so ask whatever you feel is important regarding his or her qualifications, how he or she approaches these sort of cases and how any fee arrangement will work.
4. Hire an Arizona Accident Lawyer
If you'd like to start by contacting a firm with decades of collective experience in helping clients who have been harmed in car accidents, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation. The attorneys will be happy to answer whatever questions you have and offer flexible fee arrangements so that money is not a bar to justice. Contact the firm today.