How to Choose a Car Accident Attorney

Attorneys representing Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & nearby areas of Virginia

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident in Virginia, you may be overwhelmed, frightened and confused as to what to do next. Even though you have suffered a traumatic event, it is important to consider legal matters that may affect the rest of your life.

If you were injured and cannot go back to work, you will need money to pay the bills and take care of yourself and your family. For this reason, it is crucial to choose a car accident attorney who will give you individualized attention and work diligently to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve to cover the expenses resulting from the car accident.

Choosing Your Car Accident Lawyer

If you are looking for a car accident attorney, the best place to start is by contacting the local Bar Association in your area. The Bar Association maintains a list of responsible attorneys and will be able to recommend a good personal injury attorney to you.

You can also:

  • Ask friends and family if they know of a good law firm
  • Look at websites of local attorneys
  • Schedule consultations with a few different firms
  • Ask about the law firm's success with cases similar to yours
  • Ask about the lawyers' experience and education

You should feel you can trust the lawyer you choose. During your initial consultation, the attorney should make you feel like your case is as important as anyone else's. The lawyer you consult with should explain how the case will be handled and explain to you whether or not you have a valid car accident claim.

Regardless of how you find your car accident attorney, make sure that he or she puts you at ease, listens to your needs and seems sincere about trying to help you. Before doing anything, your personal injury attorney should listen carefully to your account of what happened, taking detailed notes and then suggesting a course of action. Sometimes a lawsuit is not the appropriate response to an injury, and your personal injury attorney should not only be able to admit that to you but also be able to suggest alternative solutions.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Virginia and you are looking for a trustworthy attorney to pursue your claim,  please don't hesitate to contact Kalfus & Nachman online or by phone at (800) 361-0430 to find out if our law firm can meet your needs. Serving the Norfolk, Newport News, and Roanoke, Virginia, areas.