Accidents come suddenly. In fact, in the heat of the moment, with people pressing you to get a lawyer for yourself, you might just hire someone who isn’t good at representing you as a lawyer. Which is why, it’s suggested that you make your choices about lawyer carefully, and before the need to have one.
The first thing you need to make sure of is that you don’t sign any papers provided by the lawyer. If you are in a hospital after an accident, you need someone (either a friend or a family member) to meet the lawyer and speak to him on your behalf. You shouldn’t hire a lawyer until you are sure that you want to hire him for your case.
If you are unable to discuss your case with the lawyer by yourself, your emergency contact should be capable of doing so. So, the success of your case doesn’t lie in the hands of the lawyer alone. Instead, it also depends on the person you have listed as your emergency contact.
There are some lawyers, who offer you free consultation services. If you are trying to find yourself a lawyer before you ever need the representation of one, you can avail these free consultations to talk to the lawyers and find out what they offer in representing you. If the accident has already taken place, it’s advisable that your emergency contact talks to a lawyer offering free consultations, to take your case to them and discuss the possibilities of winning it.