Before you hire a Bellville eye injury attorney, there are a few things you should know. First, always make sure your attorney is board certified as an injury lawyer in Texas—you don’t want to trust your case to someone without a full knowledge of the law.
Here are a few more ways you can tell if an attorney can handle your case:
- Posted case results. While your lawyer may boast of experience trying cases, it doesn’t necessarily mean he has won them. Read through the lawyer’s case results (many provide links to their noteworthy cases) to see how many cases he has successfully completed—and the circumstances surrounding them.
- Word of mouth. If you were hiring any other employee, you would ask for references. A lawyer is no different: he works for you, and he should be willing to give you opinions from his past employers. Feedback from past clients can be an amazing insight into how an attorney conducts his business.
- Professional standing. Always do an internet search on your attorney to see what kind of rating he has been given by independent agencies or peers in the legal field. Take note of any awards or high-media-profile cases.
- Faith in your case. Some attorneys will agree to represent you, but want some form of down payment as a contract. This likely means they do not believe you will win, and must get their payment before they argue the case. A good attorney will work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning he is paid with a portion of your settlement—and if he does not win your case, you do not owe him anything.
At VB Attorneys, we don’t believe an attorney should keep you in the dark while he handles your Texas personal injury case on his own; all victims have a right to be kept informed every step of the way. That’s why we are proud to provide a FREE, one-on-one consultation for all injury victims, whether they decide to hire us or not.
To start your FREE case evaluation, call us today at 877-724-7800 or fill out the contact form on this page. If you want more tips on how to hire a lawyer, click the link above for a FREE copy of our insider report, The Top 10 RED FLAGS on Attorney Websites That Tell You Who NOT to Hire.