Should I Call 411 Pain or a Lawyer Referral Service?
At the Wolfson Law Firm, our Miami personal injury lawyers get this question all the time. People involved in car crashes or slip and fall accidents have their lives thrown into turmoil suddenly and unexpectedly. When they woke up that day, the last thing they thought about was being injured in an accident and needing medical care or legal representation. But accidents do happen. And good people often find themselves in need a doctor and a lawyer. So, what do they do?
Advertisements are helpful but should not be the only source of information when you need to hire a professional. The decision of what doctor to see and which accident lawyer to hire should not be taken lightly. That choice can be as important as any other decision in your life. It will also affect your family and loved ones because if you are not successful in getting full, fair and complete compensation for your injuries it will cause everyone in your circle of life some degree of difficulty.
We all see and hear the advertisements for doctors, clinics, chiropractors and attorneys. All those ads promise, in one way or another, how they will help you emotionally, physically and, most importantly, financially. But what do you really know about these advertisers?
Well, we know they spend a significant amount of money on advertising and marketing. Does that guarantee quality? No. Does that mean that you will get the best result? No. Similarly, advertising doesn’t mean that you will get poor service or bad results. The point is that you just don’t know what kind of care or service you will get. The only thing you know for sure is that that clinic, doctor or attorney has devoted a lot of money in marketing to get your business.
As in every aspect of life, it is up to you to be well informed. If you want to find the best car accident lawyer in Miami, then you need to do your research. If you want to find the best personal injury doctor in South Florida, then you need to investigate. If you need the best slip and fall attorney in Miami, then it is up to you to perform your due diligence.
How do you find the best professional for your accident and injury case? You can consider the advertisements, but you really should look into:
- Customer Reviews (Google: Website)
- Friends and family
- Professional Associations
Also pay attention to who you meet in the process. Are you meeting the doctor or the lawyer who will work with you or some marketing representative? Where did this person come from? If a “helpful stranger” comes to you following an accident, then you should walk away because that person is very likely breaking the law. In the personal injury world, these strangers are called “runners’ and if they are soliciting accident victims then they are probably doing so illegally. That also extends to whoever they are working with – a clinic, a doctor, a chiropractor or a lawyer. Your first encounter with a personal injury professional should not be an illegal one. In short, the decision of who you hire and retain after an accident might very well be one of the most important decisions of your life.
Even after considering all the above factors, in the end you need to trust your gut instincts. You need to know inside that you trust the doctor or lawyer who will help you following your accident and injury. It will also be easier to trust your feelings so long as you have done your homework first.
At the Wolfson Law Firm, our Miami personal injury lawyers have helped South Florida negligence victims since 1963. We know what to do and we can help you too. Call us today at (305) 285-1115 for your free consultation and let’s get to work on your case and work on getting you the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve.