Choosing a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney
Seeking legal advice can be stressful. Often times, you know when you need legal advice and help, but there are many attorneys to choose from. By knowing what criteria to look for in a professional, you can better arm yourself against potential pitfalls of hiring an attorney who may not be right for you.
When Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?
When you are faced with a legal issue, personal research and nonlawyer resources are a wonderful place to start. However, consulting with a legal professional provides a level of experience and knowledge unavailable elsewhere. Lawyers are able to give strategic advice, research legal issues, and advocate on your behalf.
While many less complicated legal cases can be handled without hiring a professional, many people choose to seek legal counsel in order to take advantage of their experience, professionalism, and objectivity. An attorney can also help relieve your stress. By putting your legal issues in the hands of a trusted professional you free up not only your schedule, but also your mind.
What Should I Look for in an Attorney?
Perhaps the most essential thing to consider when hiring an attorney is trust. The trust between a client and an attorney is vital for any legal proceeding. You need to hire an attorney that you are comfortable with and who seems capable of handling your case. Ask potential attorneys for accreditations, professional affiliations, and details regarding their experience.
Hire an attorney who is experienced in the field you require. An attorney with thirty years experience doing corporate litigation will be unlikely to be able to help you with your personal injury case. Experience in a field means that attorney will not only be familiar with the specific laws and statutes required to argue your case, but they will also have a better understanding of the outcomes of similar cases.
Do I Have to Hire an Attorney Where I Live?
One common question when choosing an attorney is where the attorney should be based. Do you hire an attorney in the city you live? In the city where the defendant lives? Or where the accident occurred?
It is important to remember that attorneys are licensed by the state. An attorney licensed in Mississippi is able to represent clients throughout the state. With that in mind, many people feel more comfortable with an attorney from their own community or an attorney that they are familiar with. While familiarity is a factor, be sure to not limit yourself to only the attorneys in your immediate area. Look for an attorney with the experience required to fight for you and your needs.
Attorneys with Decades of Experience Handling Personal Injury Claims
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Judy Guice in Biloxi, MS are well versed and familiar with the area of personal injury claims, having represented injured clients for over three decades. Whether your claim is related to an automobile collision, maritime incident or accident, our attorneys can help make sure that the negligent parties are held responsible.