How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident

I’d like to share my perspective on what to consider when hiring an attorney to handle your case.

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident
Written by
Lance Sandage
Published on
Apr 2, 2024
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2 Mins

In the aftermath of a car accident, amidst the stress of injuries, medical appointments, and the daunting task of dealing with insurance companies, finding the right personal injury attorney is crucial.

Your choice of legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your claim and your path to recovery.

As someone who has represented clients in and out of the courtroom, I’d like to share my perspective on what to consider when hiring an attorney to handle your case.

Prioritize Experience and a Proven Track Record

The cornerstone of a competent personal injury attorney is not just their years in practice but their proven track record of success. Look for an attorney who has handled cases similar to yours and has a history of securing favorable outcomes for their clients. An attorney's ability to negotiate fair settlements and their willingness to take a case to trial if necessary are indicative of their commitment and capability.

Courtroom Readiness

Not all personal injury cases settle out of court. Sometimes, achieving the justice and compensation you deserve means taking your case to trial. This is where courtroom experience becomes invaluable. You need an attorney who is not only prepared to go to court but has a history of winning in trial settings. My own experience in the courtroom has taught me the importance of being meticulously prepared for this possibility from day one.

Personal Attention to Each Case

The quality of representation you receive is often directly related to the level of personal attention your attorney is willing to provide. Your case is unique, and it deserves an approach tailored to its specific circumstances and your individual needs. During your initial consultation, assess whether the attorney is genuinely interested in your case and whether they have the bandwidth to give it the attention it deserves.

Transparent Fee Structure

Understanding how your attorney gets paid is fundamental. Most personal injury attorneys, including myself, work on a contingency fee basis, meaning our fees are contingent upon winning your case. Ensure you fully understand this arrangement, including any costs you might be responsible for. Transparency here is crucial to establishing trust and avoiding any surprises.

Communication and Compassion

Effective communication is key to any attorney-client relationship. You deserve an attorney who keeps you informed, explains the legal process in understandable terms, and responds to your questions and concerns in a timely manner. Moreover, empathy and understanding are just as important. The legal process can be taxing, and having an attorney who provides not only expert legal advice but also support and compassion can make all the difference.

Making the Decision

After meeting with potential attorneys, reflect on who you felt most understood your situation and needs. Consider their track record, readiness to take your case to trial if needed, their approach to giving your case personal attention, their fee structure, and how effectively they communicate. Your attorney is your advocate and ally—choose someone who you believe will fight tirelessly on your behalf.


The journey to recovery after a car accident can be challenging, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. With the right personal injury attorney by your side, you can focus on healing while we take on the legal battle for you. At Sandage Law, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of legal expertise, personal attention, and compassionate support. If you’re looking for a legal team that will stand by you every step of the way, reach out to us for a consultation.

Get Help Today.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident,
Sandage Law can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.