When you have a legal issue, you may be unsure how to pick the right attorney for your case. You’ve seen attorneys advertising on TV, billboards, websites, benches, and about any other place you can advertise, but how do you pick the right one?
It’s an important decision that can impact the outcome of your case. Pick the right attorney and you will have a smooth process and better results.
Each case is different, and attorneys specialize in different areas of law. You should always try and choose an attorney that specializes in the law that relates to your case. A lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable in law pertaining to your case can ensure you get the guidance, advice, and representation you need to protect your rights and interests. The right attorney will also help you understand each step of the legal process.
The right attorney is also someone who has been practicing law in the area where your case takes place. They’ll be familiar with local laws and know the best process and procedures to handle your case. Not every state, city, or county operates exactly the same way or under the same laws.
Another factor to consider is how well the attorney keeps up with changes in the law. When the laws at the federal or state level change, you want your attorneys to know what has changed and how that will impact your case. If your attorney hasn’t kept up with the latest developments in the law, you could be getting outdated legal advice.
For example, in Florida, House Bill 837 was passed in March, and makes changes to civil remedies. It reduces the statute of limitations for negligence in civil cases, provides evidence standards for proving damages relating to medical expenses in some civil actions, as well as many other changes. A Florida attorney who handles these types of cases should know all the details and be able to see how it impacts your case.
Before you make a decide, you should do some research. Ask friends and family for recommendations and check to see what other people have said about their experience. Testimonials will help you understand how easy an attorney is to work with and if others are happy with the outcome of their case.
At Kagan Law, you will get personalized attention while remaining informed about your case through every step of the process. If you need a personal injury lawyer, call (239) 466-1161 to schedule a free consultation today.