Generally, a lawyer referral service will maintain a database of lawyers, who are charged a fee to be listed in this service and will connect people in need of a lawyer with its participating attorneys. Some lawyer referral services will connect potential clients with attorneys who have agreed to provide low-cost or free initial consultations.
In many cases, any lawyer who is in good standing and is admitted to practice law in the state in which the lawyer referral service operates is free to sign up and begin to receive cases. As you could imagine, some of these lawyers do not have a great deal of experience and sign up with these referral services as a way of getting new clients.
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by the fault of another, and have significant injuries and damages, the last thing you would want to do is to be referred to a lawyer who has little experience in handling significant personal injury cases. You would want to go to a Connecticut personal injury lawyer or law firm that has considerable experience, has received very high ratings, is nationally recognized, and has a proven track record of success.
So if you have been involved in a serious accident case in Connecticut, then it is highly recommended that you do independent research to determine that the attorney that you are interested in hiring has the proper training and experience to represent you. AVVO, Justia, and Cornell all provide a free directory that can help you find a lawyer in your area. You will also want to make sure that you meet with this Connecticut accident attorney and ask a significant number of questions to decide whether or not this attorney would be a good fit for you.
Do not hire a lawyer from a lawyer referral service but rather do your research.
You will want to independently investigate the types of cases that any lawyer that you are interested in hiring has handled, what kinds of results that lawyer has obtained, what awards or recognition has the lawyer received, what classes does this lawyer teach to other lawyers, what books has this lawyer written, and lastly let this lawyer tell you why he or she might be an excellent choice to handle your important Connecticut personal injury case.
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