If you have an Android or iPhone, chances are you have many apps available at the tap of a finger, ranging from word games to news to daily reminders. If you have been injured in a car or work-related accident, you’ll want to find a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can advise and represent you. Just a decade ago, injury sufferers scanned the yellow pages for a personal injury attorney, hoping to find one that would be suitable for their needs. Jump ahead to the era of mobile apps and there are some much more resourceful sorting methods that can be used. While the choices may still be a bit overwhelming, an app can help you find a personal injury attorney much quicker and efficiently than looking through a directory. We recently spoke with a writer from www.dispartilaw.com/blog and these are some insights we gleaned from our conversation.
Before you “shop”…
Just like the “old” days of searching through the yellow pages to find the right attorney, you will need to do a little research first. It may be helpful to ask friends, family, and co-workers if they have an attorney that they can recommend. Often times, you may be more likely to trust hiring a legal professional who has helped out people close to you. Word of mouth can be helpful. Have you heard overwhelmingly negative feedback about a specific attorney in your area? Chances are you’ll want to seek advice from someone else.
Additionally, upon finding an attorney, you will want to know a few things about him/her before you make any sort of commitment with the attorney. It’s perfectly acceptable to ask a few questions, such as their education and work history, how many cases they’ve won, and how long they have been practicing law. While a new attorney may be just as good as some others, you might feel more comfortable having an experienced attorney handle your case.
Finding the Right Injury Attorney: Is there an App?
Phone books are almost obsolete and not many people have landlines in their homes. Chances are, when you’ve been injured and need an attorney, you are away from home. Browsing the internet can be helpful, but often times you’re stuck looking at a bunch of ads rather than helpful information. Depending on if you have an Android or an iPhone, you can search specific “app stores” but even then, the list of apps can be overwhelming. Don’t know where to begin? Here are some apps that may be worth your while as you search for a personal injury attorney in your area:
- Lawyers On The Run (USA) Legal: This free app is available for potential clients to get in contact with lawyers who are in the Lawyers On The Run network gateway. All a user needs to do is select the state, city, law category of choice, and ask a question. Users may also select a specific lawyer and ask a question. This app may be a great starting point for someone searching for an attorney, but without making any financial commitments; kind of like “testing the waters”. According to Lawyers On The Run, they provide the public with a community of expert lawyers, which are available to help people in need or answer any questions.
- Lawyer App: This app features mobile chat so you may chat directly with your attorney, voice memos that you can record and send to your attorney, research an attorney’s background to see if they are a good match for you, and connect with the attorney instantly, if you’ve been involved in an accident so they can give you advice and answers. This app is better suited for an individual who may already have an injury attorney chosen, but is also a good app for attorneys to make themselves available to potential clients in their area.
- Attorney Proz: This app is similar to the yellow pages as it is a comprehensive nationwide lawyer database, but users, searching for an attorney may find it helpful as it is a good starting point in finding a personal injury attorney.
While an app cannot tell you which personal injury attorney is the best choice for you, you can confidently search for an attorney in your area. You will not know which attorney is “best” until you actually set up a consultation with them. If you have recently suffered an injury or struggle with a long-term injury, grab your mobile device, download some apps, and get one step closer to getting the representation you deserve!