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Six Keys to Hiring a Great Personal Injury Attorney
by: Anthony Castelli

Choosing the right personal injury attorney is not difficult if you know the right questions to ask. You can start your search on the internet with the words "personal injury attorny" plus your location.

This will provide you several names of local attorneys plus some sites that "refer attorneys" or are otherwise paid adds. Call or email 3-5 attorneys and ask them to answer the following questions:

1. How many personal injury cases have you tried in front of juries?

2. What kind of experts have you hired for your clients?

3. What % of your income comes from personal injury cases?

4. Have you handled cases similar to my injury? How many and with what results?

5. Are you willing to advance expenses of litigation?

6. Are you a mamber of any attorney organizations that primarily help injury victims?

The answers to these questions should give you a good idea if the attorney is an experienced and succesful personal injury attorney.

You want an attorney who is willing to and has gone to trial. Insurance companies know who is willing to go to trial. Attorneys that have not tried jury cases are not likely to command the respect to get you a fair offer.

If the attorney is not willing to advance expenses then you will be stuck advancing them yourself and you may not be in a position to do so. If that is the case then your case will have to be settled, likely cheaply.

With the answers to these questions in hand you are ready to sit down in the attorney's office and decide, after meeting the attorney, if this is a person you can have confidence in to get you full and fair compensation for your injury.

About The Author

Anthony Castelli focuses his practice in personal injury law, including car accidents, defective products and premises and construction accidents. He practices in the greater Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio region. For more information about Anthony Castelli or personal injury law go to http://www.castellilaw.com

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