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How to Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Needs

It’s not very often in our lives that we need legal representation, but when the time comes it’s imperative that the chosen attorney is the right one for the job.   There are a few factors to consider when deciding on legal representation.

How to find a Lawyer

The most common way to find a lawyer is by referral.  You may have a friend who is a lawyer, or had a similar problem to your own.  Maybe a lawyer works in the same building, or for the same company as you do.  These lawyers may be able to refer you to an attorney that has experience with your type of problem.  

There are also referral services, such as the state bar association, that can help you find an attorney that specialized in the field of law that you need help with.  Feel free to use the chat feature to chat with a live person at any time on this site. 

Luckily, you’re currently reading a blog that is actually hosted on a Charleston, WV law firms website, so you don’t have much looking to do from here on out.

How do I know the Giatras Law Firm is the best choice for my problem?

The Giatras Law firm offers a no risk free consultation for personal injury cases, so you get a chance to interview your attorney beforehand.  Of course, there is also the live chat feature on our site, where you can talk to someone right now.  The Giatras Law Firm will also give you a free case evaluation if you fill out the form on the homepage

It’s important that you find an attorney that can not only handle your legal problem with expertise, but also that you trust with your case.  Most lawyers specialize in a certain kind of law, but if you don’t feel comfortable with your attorney it could affect the outcome of your lawsuit.  Jot down some questions you’d like to have a potential attorney answer to get yourself a little more comfortable with them.  There’s a great guide for interviewing a lawyer on Findlaw.com, but be sure to at least ask the following:

  1. How long has this attorney been practicing?

a. Experience is key in a lot of legal situations.  Even an education doesn’t totally prepare budding lawyers for everything.  In some cases, an experienced legal team can get better results.

2. Ask for an example of when they handled a similar case.

a. You are literally interviewing this lawyer to be your legal representative, and it is a job.  Although this is a job interview kind of question, it’s an important one here.  An experiences lawyer won’t have any trouble answering this one.

3. Talk about what will happen in your case.

a. What steps are going to be involved in your case, and how much will you be charged.  It’s important that you come to a Fee Agreement before you hire your attorney.

Usually, you’ll only have a short meeting as an introduction or free consultation to your lawyer.  You may not get all your questions answered, so be sure to ask the most important questions first. 

The Giatras Law Firm believes in justice.  That’s why we represent people, and we have more than twenty years experience practicing in Personal Injury and Criminal Law.

 Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in West Virginia by someone else, The Giatras Law firm in Charleston may be able to recover damages from the responsible party on your behalf.  You can use your settlement to pay medical bills, living expenses while injured, lost wages, and any other expenses you may have incurred due to your injury.  

The Giatras Law firm has vast experience many different kind of personal injuries:

  •  Auto accidents
  • Wrongful death cases
  • Coal truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Insurance claims
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Accidents with distracted drivers
  • Construction accidents
  • Violent crime injuries
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Workplace injuries
  • Railroad accidents
  • Maritime and boating injuries
  • Cruise ship injuries
  • Plane crashes
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Three-wheeler, four-wheeler, and ATV accidents
  • Recreational accidents
  • Fires or explosions
  • Drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Defective product injuries and products liability
  • Chemical exposure
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Amusement park and water park accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Food poisoning

Every step we take is in your best interest, and thoroughly researched.  

Criminal Law

At The Giatras Law Firm, we believe in justice.  When an arrest threatens you and your family’s well being, we are there to help.  Attorney Giatras has an accomplished list of success where he was able to get clients acquitted of crimes, reduced charges, reduced sentences, and negotiate plea bargains in thousands of cases.

After a thorough and immediate investigation, The Giatras Law Firm will skillfully defend your rights and interests.  Our areas of expertise are:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Bond hearings
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • DWI, DUI
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Gun/weapon possession
  • Harassment
  • Juvenile matters
  • Murder
  • Property crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Robbery
  • Sex crimes
  • Traffic violations
  • White-collar crimes

If you’ve been personally injured, or arrested for a crime – The Giatras Law Firm may be the best law firm for your needs.  If you have a phone, you have a lawyer.  Call us today and schedule a consultation.    

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