Who Needs a Plaintiff’s Lawyer?

When you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you will likely want that person to repay you for you medical expenses, as well as the pain and suffering you have experienced.  In some cases the person who is at fault (or their insurance company) will gladly compensate you for your injuries. Unfortunately, in today’s world many people refuse to take responsibility for their actions. And if an insurance company is involved, they have a very strong interest in not paying you to protect their profits. In this happens, you will need to hire a personal injury attorney (also known as a plaintiff’s attorney) to help you recover damages through the legal system.

How Can You Find a Plaintiff’s Lawyer?

The best way to find a personal injury attorney is through a reference from a person you trust. If you know someone who has been through a personal injury lawsuit, ask him about his experience with his lawyer. A recommendation from someone who has been through a similar situation carries much more weight than online reviews from people you’ve never met.  For example, if you were in Riverside, CA, I could recommend the personal injury attorney here: www.riversidepersonal-injuryattorney.com.  However, if no one in your network has hired a plaintiff’s lawyer, you will need to look elsewhere for guidance. Online reviews, although imperfect, provide an aggregate look at how attorneys handle their cases. Keep in mind that reviews will tend to be skewed both high and low – people generally only write about very good or very bad experiences.