No one plans to get into an accident, but sometimes accidents happen. If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. The good news is you don’t have to go through this process alone.

A Boston personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights, and fight for the compensation you deserve. But with so many lawyers to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

Here are some tips to help you choose the best pedestrian accident lawyer for your case:

  1. Look for a lawyer with experience

When it comes to choosing a pedestrian accident lawyer, experience matters. You want to choose a lawyer who has successfully handled pedestrian accident cases in the past.

Ask the lawyers you’re considering for references of past clients they have represented. And be sure to follow up with those references to see if they were satisfied with the outcome of their case.

  1. Choose a lawyer who is a good fit for you

It’s important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable working with. This is someone who you will be sharing sensitive information with, so it’s important that you feel like you can trust them.

When you meet with potential lawyers, pay attention to how they make you feel. Do they listen to your concerns? Do they answer your questions in a way that you can understand? Do they seem like they actually care about your case?

  1. Make sure the lawyer you choose is accessible

You should be able to get in touch with your lawyer when you need to. You shouldn’t have to wait weeks or even months to get a response to your questions.

When you meet with potential lawyers, ask them about their availability. Find out how they prefer to communicate with clients. And be sure to get their contact information to get in touch with them easily when you need to.

  1. Choose a lawyer who offers a free consultation

Most pedestrian accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation. This is a great opportunity to get to know the lawyer and determine if they’re a good fit for your case.

During the consultation, ask the lawyer about their experience, their availability, and how they would handle your case. This is also a good time to get a feel for their personality and to see if you would be comfortable working with them.

  1. Ask for referrals from friends or family.

If you know someone who has recently been in a pedestrian accident, ask them for a referral. They will likely be able to give you the name of a good lawyer who helped them with their case. Or, if you don’t know anyone who has been in a pedestrian accident, ask your friends or family if they know of any good lawyers. Getting a referral from someone you trust is a great way to find a good lawyer.

  1. Find a lawyer who has experience in your state.

Each state has different laws when it comes to pedestrian accidents. You’ll want to find a lawyer with experience handling cases in your state. This way, you can be confident that they know the ins and outs of the laws in your state and how they may impact your case.

Choosing the right personal injury law firm can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. So be sure to take your time and choose the lawyer that’s right for you.

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About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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