Now that summer is here, many people are heading out on road trip vacations, traveling across the state or into another state. Because of this, roads and interstates are busier during this time of the year, increasing the risk of a crash. Although no one expects to crash while on vacation, if it happens, it is critical that you find a lawyer who practices in the region where the accident took place.
If you were injured in a car crash while visiting Washington, D.C., or other historic sites in Virginia, you should hire a lawyer who practices law in the local area. This is because your case will be handled in the jurisdiction where the car accident took place and a local lawyer will be familiar with local courts and state laws. Although most cases are settled prior to court, it is possible that your case may need to go to trial and you will want an attorney on your side who is familiar with the area.
How Do I Find the Right Attorney?
Car accidents that occur out of state can become complex for the injured victim. This is why finding the right attorney to handle your case is a critical part of the process. Before hiring just any lawyer to handle your case, here are some questions to ask:
- Does the attorney practice personal injury law? Not all attorneys practice personal injury, which is a special area of the law that deals with injury claims that have resulted from another person’s negligence. It is important to find an attorney with experience in personal injury claims because he or she will be very familiar with the laws that apply to victims of car accidents.
- Has the law firm handled similar cases in the past? Not all personal injury lawyers handle all types of car accident cases or injury cases. For instance, if you suffered a head injury in a crash, you will find that some law firms know more about brain injuries than other firms.
- What do other clients have to say about their experience with the law firm? Law firms that are successful for their clients often have clients who want to share their experiences. Find out if the law firm has reviews or testimonials from past clients so you can learn more about the firm’s past successes.
To learn more about our law firm, see our testimonials, or find out what types of traffic accident cases we handle, please visit the appropriate links. We would also be pleased to answer of your questions in a free consultation.