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How Can I Find an Attorney for a Car Accident Injury?

March 15, 2023

When you suffer a car accident injury in Chicago, hiring an attorney is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself. There are lots of ways an attorney can help you, and there are lots of costly mistakes you can make if you try to handle your situation on your own.

The experienced car accident lawyers at Coplan + Crane have helped clients across Illinois for years. We are committed to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation they need and deserve. We offer free case reviews and handle car accident claims on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win. 

7 Important Considerations when Choosing an Attorney for Your Car Accident Injury in Illinois 

You shouldn’t hire just any attorney to represent you. Not all attorneys have the same skills, and not all attorneys have the experience needed to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. With this in mind, here are seven important considerations for finding an attorney in Illinois for a car accident injury

1. Relevant Experience 

When seeking financial compensation for a car accident injury, relevant experience is unquestionably one of the most important factors. Simply put, you need an attorney who has been there before. You need an attorney who knows how to deal with the insurance companies, and who can use the facts of your case to seek the maximum compensation available. 

2. Local Offices Near You 

While you can work with your attorney remotely if desired, it is a good idea to choose an attorney who has local offices near you. While some law firms might say that they handle car accidents in Chicago or Oak Park, their offices might be located elsewhere. As a result, there is less of a chance that the firm’s attorneys will be familiar with the road or intersection where your car accident happened, and you will have a much longer drive if you need to visit their offices in person. 

3. Track Record of Success in Car Accident Cases 

Along with relevant experience, a track record of success is important as well. When trying to find an attorney for a car accident injury, you will want to choose an attorney who has a long history of achieving favorable results in settlement negotiations and litigation. While past results do not guarantee future results, hiring an attorney who has consistently achieved success for his or her clients will help to maximize your chances of success as well. 

4. Positive Client Reviews 

When choosing an attorney to meet with about your car accident injury claim, you should also read the attorney’s client reviews. These personal accounts will help give you an idea of what you can expect if you choose the attorney to represent you. If an attorney does not publish client reviews, you should question why; and, if an attorney has a string of bad reviews, this is likely a sign that you should look elsewhere for your legal representation. 

5. Makes You Feel Comfortable

To seek financial compensation for your car accident injury, you will need to work closely with your attorney every step of the way. You will need to share information about your finances and medical condition, and you will need to be able to speak openly about the emotional and psychological impacts you experience in your day-to-day life. With this in mind, when you meet with an attorney for a free initial consultation, it is important that the attorney makes you feel comfortable. If you have any reservations about sharing information with your attorney, this could compromise the outcome of your claim. 

6. Makes You Feel Confident 

Along with making you feel comfortable, your attorney should also make you feel confident in his or her abilities. When you have a car accident injury claim, you only get one chance to recover the financial compensation you deserve. If you aren’t confident that your attorney is up to the task, you could face the consequences for years to come. 

7. Available to Get Started on Your Claim Immediately 

Finally, when you have a car accident injury claim, it is important to get to work right away. You need to collect the available evidence before it disappears, and you need to make sure you do everything necessary to maximize your chances of a full physical and financial recovery. As a result, when choosing an attorney to represent you, you should make sure your attorney is available to get started on your claim immediately. 

Contact Us for a FREE Car Accident Injury Consultation 

If you need an attorney for a car accident injury claim in Illinois, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a FREE, no-obligation consultation

To speak with an attorney at Coplan & Crane about your claim one-on-one, call (708) 358-8080 or tell us how we can reach you online now. Our firm serves clients throughout Illinois, including Chicago, Oak Park, Rockford, and other areas.