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What Should I Consider When Looking for a Car Accident Lawyer?

When you need to file a claim after a car crash in Wisconsin, it is important to have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. Dealing with auto insurance companies is not easy—and, in many cases, accident victims will have claims outside of auto insurance as well. To give yourself the best chance of recovering the maximum compensation available, you need a lawyer who can determine liability and calculate your losses—and who is prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. 

So, what should you consider when looking for a car accident lawyer

Choosing a lawyer to handle your car accident is an important decision. In fact, it’s one of the most important decisions you can make if you’ve been seriously injured. The outcome of your claim (or claims) could impact your life for years to come. This is true not only in terms of your financial stability, but also in terms of your ability to recover from the physical and psychological impacts of the accident. 

7 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer 

With this in mind, here are seven key factors to consider when choosing a car accident lawyer in Wisconsin:

1. A Focus on Representing Victims and Their Families

A lawyer who focuses on representing victims and their families will understand what you are going through. Suffering injuries in a car accident is a big deal, and you need a lawyer who understands how vitally important it is that you receive the financial compensation you deserve. 

At Boller & Vaughan, our entire practice is devoted to helping victims and their families in times of need. 

2. Decades of Experience Dealing with the Insurance Companies 

When dealing with insurance companies, experience matters. You need a lawyer who is familiar with the insurance companies’ defense tactics and what it takes to overcome them. You also need a lawyer who can negotiate effectively on your behalf. Our Wisconsin car accident lawyers, Matthew Boller and Michele Vaughan, have well over 50 years of combined experience helping victims and families recover the financial compensation they deserve. 

3. A Record of Success in Settlement Negotiations and in Court 

You will want to choose a car accident lawyer who has a record of success both in settlement negotiations and in court. Ideally, your case will settle out of court, and you will be able to recover the financial compensation you deserve without going to trial. But, if going to trial is necessary, you need to know that your lawyer is up to the task. Hiring a lawyer with a record of success in court also shows the insurance companies that you are serious about protecting your legal rights—and this can help spur good-faith settlement negotiations. 

4. A Team of Legal Professionals Committed to Your Recovery 

Recovering your losses after a car accident requires more than just a lawyer—it requires a team of legal professionals who are committed to your recovery. While your lawyer is dealing with the insurance companies and preparing to go to trial if necessary, your lawyer’s team should be working behind the scenes to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. At Boller & Vaughan, we have a team of highly skilled and compassionate legal professionals who share our lawyers’ commitment to securing justice for our clients. 

5. Testimonials from Satisfied Clients

For a car accident lawyer, there is no better compliment than a testimonial from a satisfied client. While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, if past clients have had positive experiences, this is generally a good sign that you will have a positive experience as well. At Boller & Vaughan, we are proud of the many testimonials we have received from accident victims and their families. 

6. Accessibility on Your Schedule 

When you need help after a car accident, you don’t have time to wait. As a result, when you contact a car accident lawyer, he or she should be available to assist you promptly. You should also be able to get in touch when you need to—not just between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. 

7. Free Consultations and Contingency-Fee Representation 

Finally, the car accident lawyer you choose should provide FREE consultations and contingency-fee representation. This is standard practice for personal injury and wrongful death lawyers. At Boller & Vaughan, we do not charge our clients any out-of-pocket fees or costs, and our clients pay nothing unless we help them recover just compensation. 

Talk to a Madison Car Accident Lawyer for FREE

If you were hurt in a crash, the experienced car accident attorneys at Boller & Vaughan can help. We will fight diligently on your behalf for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact us today online or at (608) 268-0268 for a FREE case review. Boller & Vaughan proudly serves clients in Madison and throughout Wisconsin.