I’m always amazed at all of the advertisements for Injury Attorneys in Alabama. You see ads on billboards, on television, and on radio. There are so many. How can anyone know who to choose? I also wonder, would people choose their doctor from an ad? If not, why would they choose their lawyer from an ad? And, what makes them choose one over the other? Is it the jingle from Goldberg? Is it the testimonials from Alex Shannarah? Is it the numbers on Wettermark, Holland and Keith’s commercials? Or is it seeing Mr. Norris in a Norris commercial?
How would you go about choosing an attorney? Many people ask friends and family members. If they have had experience with an attorney, good or bad, they may be able to provide some insight. Others ask attorneys they know for recommendations. Other lawyers typically have some knowledge of who the competent and good lawyers are. Some people even ask judges. Judges see attorneys in action.
Today, there is another way to select an attorney: interact with the attorney online. With Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, JDSupra, blogs, Twitter, YouTube, etc., there are so many ways you can get to know your potential attorney. You can read their website. You can e-mail them. You can look up their testimonials. You can even see them live through video if they have it. On our site, we have suggested questions to ask attorneys. We’ll even recommend attorneys you should use if you don’t feel comfortable with our firm. You and your attorney will be a team, and you need to work together as a team. How can you if you don’t KNOW your teammate?
In this day and age, don’t select your attorney from a simple commercial. Your case is too important to hire an attorney strictly based upon a sound bite. Interview your attorney – if not in person, do it online. Ask them about their experience. Ask them if they feel comfortable about providing names of other quality attorneys. If they don’t, maybe you should keep searching.