The key to finding a good lawyer is choosing a lawyer who is prepared to actively and fully litigate your case. That means knowing the name of the lawyer you’re talking to, being able to speak directly with the lawyer and determining if they will take your case the distance if necessary. Right now there’s a trend in some firms towards investigators and paralegals being the only contact a person has with their lawyer.
If your case is worthy of hiring a lawyer, you should be allowed to speak to your lawyer, and that person should be a litigator, that person should have the respect of their peers and insurance companies, and if it needs to happen, that person should be even prepared to go to court for you.
Once I have hired a car accident attorney, the insurance company and the person who caused my injuries cannot contact me anymore, right?
Correct. That’s one of the services we offer, which is we take that burden away from you, and we become the person the insurance company must deal directly with.