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Can I hire a lawyer from another city, or do I need a Sarasota attorney for my claim after my bicycle accident on U.S. 41?

 

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If you haven’t had to hire an attorney before, choosing a lawyer for your case may seem difficult; however, there are some things you should know that will help you feel more comfortable and confident going forward with your case.

There are two questions to ask attorneys, and the answers will be important to your case outcome. First, make sure the attorney has experience and knowledge of personal injury law, especially bicycle injury claims. Second, find out where the lawyer is located. It is very important that the attorney is located in the same city in which your crash occurred in, or in the same county or nearby region.

There are several reasons why it is important to hire an attorney near the location of the accident. Most importantly, it can be difficult for a lawyer not familiar with the area and legal climate of Sarasota to know what a fair settlement amount is.  Additionally, by hiring an accident attorney who practices in Sarasota, it will allow the lawyer to be close enough to visit the accident scene, take pictures, and know the traffic patterns on a given street.

Additionally, if you need to file a lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve, it is critical that you have an attorney within the state your accident took place in. More importantly, having a lawyer in the same county your bike crash occurred in could benefit you even more because he will probably know the judges and attorneys involved in your trial.

By hiring a lawyer who is knowledgeable about bicycle accident claims and the area your crash occurred in, you should receive a better case outcome.

We welcome you to share these tips with other cyclists you know by clicking on the buttons to the left of the screen. If you have any questions about your case, we would be honored to answer them in a free consultation. Call us today.