There are many situations in which hiring a lawyer will be incredibly helpful,
or perhaps even necessary. This may happen after you've been in a
car accident, fallen victim to
medical malpractice, or experienced a tragic loss due to a wrongful death. When the time comes
to retain a lawyer, you will want to make sure that you choose one that
is right for your needs and your case. Here are a few tips for hiring
the right lawyer:
Ask Friends and Family
Many people have, at some point in their lives, needed the services of
a civil lawyer. Friends and family with experience
hiring and working with lawyers
will be able to give you valuable recommendations. They will understand
your needs, keep your best interest in mind, and provide trustworthy insight.
This will be a great supplement to your own online research.
Consider the Size of the Firm
Giant, massively influential law firms are rarely the right fit for personal
injury cases, as they are more focused on cases with larger payouts and
will put inexperienced lawyers on smaller cases. Additionally, it can
be hard to trust a tiny and new law firm that has yet to establish itself.
For cases involving dog bites, slips and falls, or auto accidents, you
will want a smaller firm with a long and strong history of success in
cases like yours.
Investigate the Firm's History
Statistics say a lot about a lawyer, so you will want to choose one with
favorable numbers. One consideration is the years of experience, though
just as important is the percentage of cases won by your prospective lawyer.
You should also look into the type of cases that a lawyer has tried. A
lawyer with a long list of wins in a type of case not relevant to your
own will do you little good.
For dedicated representation in civil matters in the Dayton, Ohio, area, call
Rion, Rion & Rion at (937) 223-9133. We have been defending the rights of our clients since
1938, and today we specialize in criminal defense, family law, personal
injury, and other types of civil and criminal cases.