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4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Injury Attorney in Charleston

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After you've been seriously injured in a South Carolina accident caused by someone else's negligence, consider consulting with a Charleston accident attorney about filing a personal injury claim and seeking compensation for your injuries.

Hiring an attorney to handle your personal injury case can be challenging, particularly if you don't know what to look for in an attorney.

Before hiring your legal counsel,
there are 4 factors to consider which can significantly impact your attorney client relationship: 

  • Experience - if the attorney has been practicing in the area of personal injury for quite some time, he or she will know more about insurance company tactics and the long-term effects of your injuries.
  • Respect among peers - before you hire a Charleston accident attorney, ask if he or she is involved in the legal community and up to date in current cases.
  • Publications - ask if the attorney has had any material published in legal journals, which can indicate respect from the legal community.
  • Licensing - make certain your Charleston accident attorney is licensed in South Carolina. If your attorney is not licensed in the state where your case will be filed, the insurance company will have the advantage. 

It will require some work on your part to find the appropriate attorney for your case, but the decision you make will be critical to your attorney-client relationship and the ultimate resolution of your South Carolina accident case. 

Seeking the Help of a Charleston Accident Attorney

The Charleston accident attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a serious injury. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.

Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a free copy of our South Carolina injury book. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a Charleston accident attorney for a free information packet and consultation - 1-888-690-0211.

Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer
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