What to Look for in a Car Accident Attorney

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In the State of Florida, there is no shortage of advertisements by personal injury attorneys on billboards, television, radio, bus benches, buses, sporting events, and other mass media placements.  However,  selecting the right car accident attorney should be by much more than just a repetitive ad or the number of ads in the marketplace.  When selecting a personal injury attorney, here are some factors to consider:

Experience

A personal injury case is not the type of case that should be handled or directed by a case manager or young associate.  There are two many pieces of the puzzle to entrust the case or its resolution, settlement, or trial just to have any random attorney handle the case.  Get an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your interests and guide and director the case.  At Wood, Atter & Wolf, each partner has over 25 years of experience in handling personal injury cases.  David A. Wolf, attorney and partner at Wood, Atter & Wolf, has put his experience and knowledge into 10 personal injury books including the book titled

Florida Automobile Accidents – Personal Injuries – Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights

that cover a wide range of topics and issues including those related to automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, day care center injuries, and other topics.  

Available / Accessible / Actual Present

In addition to experience, it is important to hire an attorney who will be available, accessible, and actually present to serve as your attorney on the case.  You should not be represented by voicemail or a legal assistant when you can have an experienced attorney on your side at your side every step of the day.

Resourceful, Compassionate, and Willing to Work

Having a personal injury attorney who is resourceful, compassionate, and actually willing to work is vital to the successful handling and resolution of a personal injury claim or case.  Certainly, an attorney, who merely rests on his or her laurels (past accomplishments), advertisements, or reputation, will do little get the job done on your behalf.  Make sure that your attorney is ready, willing, and able to work.

Personal Injury as Main Practice Area

While many excellent law firms handle a wide variety of practice areas, a person should hire a personal injury attorney who handles these cases on a day-to-day and ongoing basis. There are many challenges to handling of a personal injury case.  It is important to hire an attorney who knows these daily challenges and actually works through the issues to get the desired result for the client .

Free Consultation and Contingency Fee Arrangement

A personal injury victim should avoid hiring a so-called personal injury attorney who charges for a consultation or who charges costs or fees up front for legal representation. An experienced and successful personal injury attorney will offer a free consultation and will handle the case on a contingency basis – no recovery – no attorney fee.

Car Accident Attorney

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Wood, Atter & Wolf has a long history going back to 1957 of representing injury victims in North Florida and the rest of the state.  Call Wood, Atter & Wolf today for a free consultation on your car accident injury case.  At Wood, Atter, & Wolf, we are On Your Side – At Your Side.

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