The Perils of Finding an Injury Lawyer
When I was injured in an accident the first thing I thought about was how I was going to get back to work and if I was going to be okay in the long term. So I set out on my journey of finding an injury attorney in Los Angeles. The problem, you see, is that all injury lawyers sound the same from their websites. They say things like “no win, no fee” and “we will fight for your rights”. All of that is well and good, but actually trying to find a good car accident attorney that I was comfortable was actually quite problematic.
The first law firm I had a consultation with was actually a group of injury attorneys from New York who claimed they had an office in California. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. I met with an associate, who looked like he just stepped out of high school, who was hired just to assess the cases that came through the door. Thanks but no thanks, I don’t have time to mess around with an attorney I’ll never meet.
Another lawyer made an appointment with me and had me wait for 45 minutes. I finally was so frustrated I just left his office. He didn’t even bother to call me.
Finally I found a firm called Los Angeles Injury Lawyers, kind of a generic name, but the attorney who was appointed to my case was great. She genuinely was interested in my case, my injuries and the incident. We designed a strategy and she let me know how she would proceed through the case. A couple months into litigation we got our first offer, which was actually three times the amount she was initially going to negotiate for. While we’re still in the process of finalizing the settlement, things are looking good for my case.
If you are ever in the unfortunate circumstance of being injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate to discuss your case with a few attorneys before you decide on one.