The time directly after a car accident can be incredibly stressful. There will be a degree of uncertainty as to what to do next. While it is common knowledge that it is important to get a local area lawyer, it can be difficult to find one. What does one do first? The typical instinct is to go to a Google search, but with so much information and misinformation on the internet, how can anyone be certain that a lawyer found online is a good fit?
The first step is to understand the best ways to search and to be very specific. For example, if you are in an accident in the town of Woodstock located in Cherokee County, G.A., you might search for a car accident attorney in the Atlanta area, but that could bring up results for lawyers as far away as Jonesboro. Being more specific in how you search can help you find more options targeted to your area. A better search in this example would be “car accident attorney in Woodstock, GA” or even “car accident lawyer in Cherokee county, GA”. While your main concern when choosing a lawyer shouldn’t be based solely on geography, it will be much easier to meet with your lawyer if they are located closer to you. An attorney in your county or a neighboring county will better understand the intricacies of your local area laws.
The next step is to contact the lawyer. Whether you make a telephone call, send an email or fill out a contact form on their website, it is important to contact a lawyer and discuss the specifics of your case. It is very typical for good lawyers to provide a free consultation. It is important to take advantage of this feature because every single case is different. There will always be different factors that may seem unimportant but a lawyer will understand if and how these factors may actually affect the outcome of your case.
When hiring a lawyer there are important questions you will need to ask about and understand, such as how his or her payment policy works. It is important to understand when your lawyer will expect payment and how often payments will be made. It is also important to know what kinds of cases a lawyer typically accepts. If an attorney’s main area of practice is taxes, that knowledge and experience won’t really help you with a car accident case.
Canton, Holly Springs and Cherokee counties, as a whole, are great places to live. If you or someone you love has been in a car accident in any of these areas, you will need a local lawyer you can trust. The Patterson Cozzo Law Firm can help. Contact The Patterson Cozzo Law Firm online or by phone at (770) 422-8840.