Q: How can I choose the best Vancouver pedestrian accident attorney for my case?
You really need your own guidelines—principles to help you sort through your options in an intelligent and systematic way before choosing a Vancouver personal injury lawyer. Following are some good rules of thumb:
1. If you have recently been in a crash, retain an attorney right away.
Get professional insight into your case, and do it soon.
Canadian accident law is complex. Evidence from the scene of the crash will not stick around forever. Delay in “getting the wheels turning” on your case can allow defendants to get the jump on you. Witnesses may forget what they saw. Police could clear away important evidence before you have a chance to photograph or identify it.
2. Be selective.
Make your decision with urgency, but avoid making it with haste.
Not all attorneys are equipped to handle your type of case. You want a team that will give you personalized attention and not treat your case like a number. Find a firm that has good values and a track record that inspires.
In general, specialists are better than generalists. For instance, some lawyers do a little bit of everything, while other lawyers focus specifically on Vancouver personal injury law. This is not to say that generalists cannot do a good job or that every specialist will do a great job. But, do your diligence. When you interview law firms, ask many questions. Write down your answers. Find out exactly what the team will do for you, before you get on board.
3. Trust your intuition—but verify.
At some point, after you do your research, you will need to retain a firm.
Once you have done the spadework, trust your intuition and make a choice.
Then, believe in the team that you select, but follow up on them to make sure they answer any questions that you have about next steps.
The reputable and experienced attorneys at McComb Witten will take the time to carefully review your case, answer all of your questions, and help you to understand your legal options. Call a Vancouver personal injury lawyer today at 604-255-9018 to set up a no-obligation consultation. You may also wish to download a free copy of our report entitled, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know!