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Lower Mainland Car Accident; Finding a Lawyer on the Internet

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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                                              Finding a Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer on the Internet

                                                                                  What Should You be Doing ?


Alright, so you've been in a car crash and what to find a good personal injury lawyer. How do you go about your search ?

Some people talk to  friends, family and other people they know in order to get a name. And quite frankly, that may be a good place to start.

Other folks don't have anybody who can give them a reference. So what do they do ? Where do they go to do their research ?

In the year 2013, most people turn to the internet  to find a personal injury lawyer who can help them with their ICBC injury claim.

Try it. Type the phrase, " Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer" into Google. And what happens ? You'll be hit with a virtual barrage of lawyers.  You`ll be in be in  information overload mode.

The challenge will be how you sift and sort through all the information you come up  with in order to identify the personal injury that's a fit for you.

So what do you do ?

Well, the first thing I would recommend is that you have a good hard look at the content contained on the various websites you select.  Is the information a mile wide and an inch deep. Or do the articles, videos, blogposts and reports provide information that helps you really drill down on the issues you're grappling with.

The second thing I'd bring to your attention is that some of the personal injury lawyer website on the internet are what're called "Directory" sites. These often functions as "middlemen" for lawyers who pay for the "leads" they receive from these type of websites. And as a result, it's safe to say that the content on a "Directory" website is not reflective of  the specific law firm you may deal with when it's all said and done.

The third item on my list is a recommendation that you narrow your search down to a handfull of lawyers whose websites have impressed you. Not because they are visually impressive, but because their websites have honestly helped you gain an understanding of how they can help you deal with your personal injury claim.

The forth arrow in my quiver is a suggestion that you call all the lawyers on the shortlist you've prepared and talk to them.  Talk to them about how they'd go about handling your case. Talk to them about the systems they have for communicating with clients. Talk to them about their experience as far as settling and taking cases similar to yours to trial.

And finally, meet with the lawyers that you  click with. And then pick the best of the bunch.






Category: Car Accidents

Labels: ICBC ICBC claim

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