Tips For Choosing A Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you may find yourself worried about fighting stressful, ongoing battles with insurance companies to receive the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and continue to adequately provide for yourself and your family. Those feelings are understandable. The good news is that with the right motor vehicle accident attorney on your side, you can greatly increase your chances of having a smooth and successful legal experience instead of a stressful one.

The question many people ask is – how do I go about finding the right motor vehicle accident attorney? It’s a good question to ask. Here are a few helpful tips as you search for an attorney qualified to help you with your claim:

  • Ask about experience: In any legal matter, experience is key. Often, attorneys focus primarily on a certain type of case. Some specialize in workers’ compensation, others center their practice on bankruptcy, and still others practice divorce law.  If you’re going to pursue a motor vehicle accident claim, it’s usually best to find an attorney who has a great deal of experience specifically in that area. Don’t be afraid to ask an attorney about his or her experience. Ask how many motor vehicle accident cases they’ve handled. Find out about their track record. Have they ever taken a case to trial? Do they usually attain favorable settlements for their clients? These are all questions you should ask as you attempt to find out if an attorney has the experience you want and need on your side.
  • Discuss fees: Certainly, costs are an important concern for many clients seeking a motor vehicle accident attorney. After all, financial stress is one of the primary reasons many people want to file a claim in the first place – and adding legal fees to the mix can seem overwhelming. The good news is that many motor vehicle accident attorneys don’t get paid until you do. Often, an attorney will charge a percentage of your final award amount, as well as any necessary court fees. It’s still important to discuss this matter with a potential attorney ahead of time, in order to be certain that you understand the fee arrangement, and that it suits your financial situation.
  • Check in on communication: Don’t hesitate to ask a potential attorney about how often he or she intends to communicate with you about your case. If you want to be informed and involved, you should seek out an attorney who is a good communicator, and who places an emphasis on regularly keeping clients advised about the progress of their cases.
  • Review references: In any situation where you are hiring a professional to provide a service, you will want to ensure that he or she is well-respected and has a reputation for excellence. It is no different when you hire a motor vehicle accident attorney. Don’t hesitate to research an attorney online and read reviews. Ask others in your community about the attorney and their own experiences with that person. You may even want to contact the state bar to determine whether or not the lawyer has received any complaints. Doing your research when making an important decision of this nature is essential.

Finding the right attorney may involve meeting with several potential candidates before you find the right one – but taking the time to consider your choice thoroughly is well worth it. It can make a tremendous difference in your case. At Roden Law, we’re here to provide the excellent representation you need and deserve.


Without question, choosing the right attorney to represent you in your motor vehicle accident claim is one of the most important choices you will make as you pursue your rights and seek the compensation you need and deserve. It’s a choice you shouldn’t take lightly. You don’t want your claim in the hands of an attorney who may not truly understand the law or know the best legal strategies to pursue on your behalf. You deserve the best. You deserve the knowledgeable and experienced legal team at Roden Law. We will guide you through the process with the expert guidance you need and deserve – and we’re ready and waiting to get started. Give us a call today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.