You might use the Internet to order movies, book a hotel or even purchase a new iPhone. So, why not use the Internet to help you find the best personal injury lawyer?
Here’s the Catch...
Type “Fairfax car accident attorney” into the Google search box and you know what you’ll get? Over 900,000 results! How in the world will you ever find the best Fairfax car accident attorney for your case?
The good news is that you don’t have to spend the next 10 to 15 hours of your day sorting through the close to a million search results. Instead, you just need to know what to look for to quickly identify an attorney you might want to hire. If you approach your Internet search with a plan and list of factors to consider, you are going to save yourself a lot of time and frustration.
Know What You’re Looking For
Here are some key factors you should review when landing on a lawyer’s website:
- Verdicts & settlements: You need to ask yourself if you want an attorney who has a strong track record or one whose success rate is only so-so. Of course you want a lawyer who has won high verdicts and achieved significant settlements for his or her clients. Find out if the attorney has this information listed on the website. This area is highly regulated, so you know the verdicts and settlements you are viewing are most likely accurate.
- Board Certification: Review the website to see if there is any mention of the attorney being Board Certified. Not all attorneys have this Certification, but it does lend a lot of credibility to his or her skills when it has been achieved. Think about it this way – you wouldn’t go to a doctor who wasn’t certified.
- Videos: Online video clips are great tools to use when deciding on an attorney. If the lawyer has videos on the website, you will have the chance to get a feel for him or her before picking up the phone. You can also see for yourself the level of knowledge the attorney possesses.
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