If you need representation because of disability discrimination, then you will want to choose the right disability lawyer. In this article, I will give you specific steps on how to go about picking the right disability lawyer for your needs. Also, I will offer criteria for you to use the help screen out the wrong disability lawyers from the right ones.
First, I will show you the very best way to go about choosing the right disability lawyer. Then I'll offer you some alternatives, because the best way is a bit time consuming and your situation might be urgent. I'll offer solutions for both urgent situations and for people who have the time to take to guarantee they find the right disability lawyer.
To increase your chances of hiring the right lawyer, you want to evaluate potential disability lawyers from a number of different sources. Ideally, you should get a referral from your lawyer or another trusted source. Secondly, you should go through different lawyer directories and associations and find a second lawyer that interest you, and finally do a search online and locate a third lawyer.
You want to have the option to select between three lawyers, because you will want to get an initial lawyer consultation from each. By having the option to choose between three different lawyers, you will assure you find one that is a perfect fit for you, in terms of budget, style and personality. Also, you will be able to pick one who is credible and competent, and has demonstrated expertise in disability law.
When choosing different lawyers to consult with initially, you will want to evaluate them on years of experience, specialization within disability law (for example, Social Security Law, employment discrimination, and so on). Also, take into consideration any other information you've heard about their abilities.
When you begin your initial consultation, you want to be able to explain your situation to them briefly, and what your expectations are for your case. Next, you want to get an idea of what it will cost to employ their services. Also, take this time to probe them on different courses of actions that will help your success, and how they plan on presenting your case.
If you're pressed for time, and can't consult with three different lawyers, here's your solution. Get a referral either from your current lawyer, or somebody you trust, and contact that lawyer. While you can't be sure, your chances are better if you get a disability lawyer by referral, than trying to find one on your own.
In conclusion, I have given you a guide to picking the right disability lawyer. Use this if you feel your rights have been violated because of your disability.