How to Find and Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or defective drug, one of the first things you should do (after getting medical treatment for the injury), is to contact an attorney.
People who are harmed by defective products or defective drugs (or anything, for that matter) generally have certain legal rights, but those rights can sometimes be lost if the person who was harmed does not seek legal representation.
Therefore, if you or a loved one was harmed, your best course of action is to immediately contact an attorney who can advise you what your legal rights are, and can tell you how to protect those rights.
Luckily, finding a qualified attorney is much easier than ever, and simply requires a web browser and access to the internet.
Generally, if you are looking for a attorney, you should visit the main internet search engines, such as google.com, yahoo.com and bing.com. At each of these search engines, you should try searching on various “injury” keywords, such as “injury lawyer,” “injury class action,” “injury attorney,” etc. . .
You will be presented with a list of attorneys and firms who are actively seeking to represent injured clients.
As you visit each law firm website, take note of the following:
1) Has the law firm handled similar cases in the past? Try to choose attorneys / firms who have experience with similar cases.
2) What are the overall qualifications of the law firm (education, professional affiliations, etc.)?
3) Does the law firm have a past record of success in similar cases? Please note that a past record of success is not a guarantee of future results, but it does indicate that the firm has successfully represented clients in similar matters.
4) Is the firm website professional and up-to-date?
Once you have selected a “short-list” of firms to contact, please note the following:
1) Were they easy to reach on the phone, or were you subjected to voicemail?
2) If your case involved substantial harm, or you simply had a complex question, were you able to reach an actual attorney (versus a paralegal)?
3) Did the person on the phone listen to you and take notes?
4) Did the person on the phone give you clear instructions on what would happen after the call?
After the call:
1) Did the firm send you an information packet with detailed information about the firm and the case?
2) Did the firm contact you to make sure you actually “got” the information?
3) Did the firm answer any follow up questions from you?
In summary, you should choose an injury law firm that is qualified, has experience in similar matters, is easy to contact, and treats you with respect.
About Our Firm
Audet & Partners, LLP represents individuals, governmental entities, small businesses and institutional shareholders in product liability, tort, negligence, consumer, construction defect, investment fraud, securities, insider trading, antitrust, environmental, whistle blower, aviation and employment cases. In recognition of their outstanding abilities and commitment to the legal profession over the years, the firm and its members have served as Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Counsel in dozens of federal and state cases throughout the United States.
The firm has extensive experience in defective drug cases, and has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs against the world’s largest drug companies.