How To Choose A Lawyer

Once you decide that you need a lawyer to represent you, how do you choose the right one?

Of course, you could always resort to hiring a lawyer advertiser. But before you do, check this out.

And, you could be "referred" to a lawyer from someone that happened to show up at your accident scene or just happened to get your phone number or find out where you live. This may not be such a good idea.

Turns out, these aren't very good ways to find the best lawyer.

The best way to find your lawyer is the same as it has been for hundreds of years: Do your own research. Ask questions. Get informed.

Here are some helpful things to consider:

Use your common sense. Your lawyer will be representing YOU. So, he should be a respected member of your community. Find out where he lives and works. You may be surprised to learn that many lawyer advertisers don't even live in your community. Some don't even live in Kentucky at all.

Ask around. Turn to your family and neighbors for help. Ask about their experiences with lawyers.

Visit. Go to the lawyer's office for a face-to-face meeting. Trust your instincts. While there, ask hard questions:

  • Has the lawyer handled cases like yours before? How many? What was the outcome?

We have been practicing in the same office on St. Andrews Church Road for the past 13 years. We have handled hundreds, if not thousands, of injury cases right here in the south end of Louisville. We know this community. We know the people. We are proud of our results. Take a look.

  • Will the lawyer be the only attorney who works on the case? If not, who else will work on it?

Unless we decide together that adding another lawyer will help your case, we are the only lawyers that you will ever work with.

  • Will the lawyer take your case on a contingent fee basis? Or will he make you pay up front for his service?

All of our personal injury cases are done by contingency fee. This just means that we receive payment only if we are successful. Some lawyers will have you pay up front to get your case started. We don't do that. You will never owe us a fee and will never have to reimburse any expenses that we pay unless we win. Period.