You darn well better do your homework before you hire a personal injury lawyer from Dumfries, Virginia for what is likely the most important legal transaction of your life: the handling of your serious personal injury claim.

Surprisingly, most consumers spend more time researching their next refrigerator than they do their lawyer. (Why else would someone respond to an ad that promised "We Care For You"? Gee, wouldn't you expect your lawyer to care for you? OK, so they promised to be "aggressive." Really? That helps you decide?)

The sad truth is that most lawyer advertising gives you very little information upon which to judge whether they are better than the rest, yet all lawyers know that there are some in the community who are better than the rest. We know that there are lawyers who specialize only in serious personal injury cases. Some have been certified as such.

The only way for you to find out if there is a better law firm than the one running huge TV ads promising "No Fee if No Recovery" is to take the time to educate yourself. I've got two free tools for you:

  1. My controversial book The Truth About Lawyer Advertising. You can get a FREE copy of this book on our website! (This is probably the best place to start!)
  2. Check out our great tips for finding the best lawyer for your case. This information is valuable, particularly if are interviewing attorneys in Northern Virginia.

Check out the video and follow either the link above or below for the chapter from my book. Otherwise, your refrigerator might be better at what it does than your lawyer is at what he/she does.

To learn more about personal injury claims in Dumfries, VA, you can click to get a free PDF of our free consumer guide, The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.