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How To Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer When You’ve Been Injured in an Accident

A lawyer and a client shaking hands after the client has found the best personal injury attorney to represent herIf you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall accident, construction site accident, dog bite accident, or any other type of incident involving the negligence of another individual, you may be entitled to compensation. If you feel you may have a personal injury claim on your hands, it is imperative to find an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you.

Personal injury lawyers are versed in the laws and statutes that pertain to these types of cases. They can help you determine whether or not you have a personal injury case and, if you do have a case, they can help you fight for the compensation you deserve following a catastrophic injury.

There are dozens of personal injury attorneys in the Upstate NY area serving clients in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Clifton Park, Latham, Saratoga and the entirety of the Capital District. With so many choices, it can be difficult to determine which personal injury lawyer is right for you.

Tips for Selecting a Personal Injury Attorney to Represent You

Looking for step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process of choosing a personal injury attorney? Here are a few recommended steps you should follow when selecting a personal injury lawyer.

1. Consider What Type of Attention You Would Like From A Personal Injury Attorney

When choosing a law firm to work with, determining what you would like your relationship with your lawyer to be like is an important first step. For personalized attention from a lawyer that will work closely with you to obtain the outcome you deserve, considering a small law firm is your best bet. Working with a small firm will ensure that you will consistently work with the lawyer who is handling your case and will be the one to represent you if you case goes to trial.

2. Perform Preliminary Research

Look at the attorney’s website. What are the past verdicts and settlements of the lawyers? Have they achieved multi-million dollar results in the courtroom? Have they attained high levels of recognition by the organizations that rate lawyers for their achievements? What does the website tell you about the types of cases they handle? There should be a lot of information under each category about the areas of practice. Look for their experience in the area of practice involved in your accident.

3. Determine If The Lawyer You Are Considering Educates Others In The Profession

An excellent indicator of success and legal knowledge is the attorney’s experience in teaching other lawyers about the law and trial practice through continuing legal education programs. These are usually sponsored by bar associations such as The New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

4. Schedule a Consultation

Once you’ve chosen a personal injury law firm you may be interested in retaining to represent you, reach out to schedule a consultation. The attorney should not charge for this meeting. This initial meeting will give you the opportunity to get to know the lawyer, discuss your case and determine if the attorney is the right one for you.

Find a Personal Injury Attorney That Suits Your Unique Needs

While the first personal injury lawyers that appear – perhaps on television or on a billboard – may be the large law firms with catchy slogans and theme songs, doing some simple research and following the steps above will ensure that you find a law firm that truly fits your needs. We hope you’ll consider Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany to represent you after doing the research suggested above.

If you’ve been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park, Saratoga or anywhere in the Capital Region and you feel you have a personal injury claim, finding an experienced personal injury attorney is very important. With more than 30 years of expertise handling personal injury claims including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction site accidents, medical negligence claims, and more, the award-winning attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

The lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany have established themselves as successful, reliable Capital Region personal injury attorneys who provide personalized service in the setting of a small firm devoted to hands on representation. They possess the knowledge and resources necessary to ensure that you receive full compensation following your accident.

To schedule a free case evaluation or to learn more about Anderson. Moschetti and Taffany, please contact us at (518) 785-4900 or fill out our simple online form today.

Related Resources:

Exploring your options after you’ve been seriously injured? You may find the following resources helpful:

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth? – You’re probably wondering how much you can expect to recover by pursuing a personal injury claim. Our attorneys take a look a the key factors that will impact how much your personal injury case is worth.

How Soon After An Accident Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney? – Curious about what kind of timeline you’re on when it comes to selecting an attorney to represent you? Find out how soon you should contact a personal injury lawyer after a serious accident occurs.

Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney? – Do you really need to hire a lawyer to pursue the compensation you deserve after an accident? Find out how an experienced personal injury lawyer can be instrumental in obtaining the compensation you’re entitled to.

Editor’s note: This content was originally published in 2015 but has been updated as of January 2019.

David J. Taffany

About David J. Taffany

Mr. Taffany is an personal injury lawyer and a founding member of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC in Albany. He specializes in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including complex medical malpractice, products liability and labor law. Read More About David J. Taffany »