Some long-time residents of New Jersey can navigate the streets and highways like the back of their hands. They could give directions to Liberty State Park or Jersey Shore without a problem. Yet, even those who know their way around the Garden State are often unsure of what to do after an accident.

Personal injury lawyers can help recover financial losses, but not all law firms have an excellent record of successful outcomes like Judd Shaw Injury Law.

Finding a trustworthy accident lawyer is essential for accident victims looking to maximize compensation. Our law firm would like to share with you four valuable strategies to help you find a reliable attorney with your best interests at heart. Call with questions or to schedule a free consultation at (866) 909-6864 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

1. Put Others’ Experiences to Good Use

Have you heard that some insurance companies make it difficult for claimants to receive the money they need? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of those injured in New Jersey accidents turn to lawyers to defend their rights.

Lawyers who win compensation help injured parties improve their lives significantly. Yet, some unfortunate accident victims entrust their claims to attorneys who may be incapable of dealing with complex legal issues. Only after losing their case or receiving much less than they deserve do they realize that they should have considered the reputation of their lawyer more closely.

Avoid the same mistake by searching for a tried and true law firm. After all, when you need a good lawyer, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

You can ask family and friends who have positively interacted with particular attorneys. However, what can you do if you do not know anyone who has hired a personal injury lawyer?

Most reputable law firms post case results and testimonials to give potential clients an idea of their track record. If a law firm has a poor record, it might be best to avoid taking a chance on their services.

2. Take Advantage of Consultations

Legal consultations allow you to discuss your needs with lawyers before hiring them. Effective and beneficial consultations, also known as case evaluations and reviews, should possess attractive characteristics such as those described below.

No obligation

Other law firms might use this opportunity to pressure you into signing a contract. Beware of high-pressure and paid consultations. Confident and kindhearted attorneys will give you an honest evaluation of your case prospects because they want you to make the best choice for yourself and your future.


Severe injuries can mean weeks or even months of hospitalization for some accident victims. Therefore, the most attentive lawyers ensure their consultations are trouble-free.

For example, our law firm, Judd Shaw Injury Law, provides:

  • Round-the-clock phone service every day of the week at (866) 909-6894
  • Multiple options to make contact (e.g. live webchat, phone, email)
  • Directions to our law office on our web page
  • Information in Spanish and other languages common in the area

What’s more, meetings with our legal team can be held:

  • In-person at a law office
  • Virtually via video chat programs
  • Over the phone

If health or other circumstances prevent you from coming to our office, just let us know. We will find a way to meet you, even if it means coming to the hospital or your home.

Free of charge

At Judd Shaw Injury Law, your initial consultation is always free. We want you to be able to ask questions and get information about your case without worrying about money. Since you have nothing to lose, why not schedule your free appointment now?

3. Ask Questions

Once you have identified a strong prospect, you still have a few more steps to ensure that you have found the right lawyer for you. You will make the best decisions when you clearly understand your legal options. We suggest jotting down the following questions to bring to your free consultation.

“Have you had success with similar cases?”

You will need attorneys that know how to handle your type of claim. For instance, our team has won millions in compensation for cases involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, and construction work injuries. You can find our other practice areas by clicking “Cases We Handle.”

Ask for a referral if a lawyer you admire is not currently able to handle your case. Most sincere attorneys would be happy to refer you if they know someone else who can help.

The costs of an accident can have a ripple effect. Your injuries generate medical bills while also preventing you from working. You might have to make expensive renovations to accommodate permanent disabilities or hire someone to help with cleaning or lawn work.

Some lawyers require money upfront, such as fees and expensive retainers. The downside of this arrangement is that you might soon find yourself struggling to keep up with the payments. The lawyer could drop your case if you fail to pay on time.

Worse, lawyers with these types of payment schemes keep your money whether or not you win your case. So they might take on cases with very low chances of success. Before you sign your contract, read all the fine print to understand the fee structure.

Our values, which we refer to as “The Judd Shaw Way,” guide us to put our clients’ interests first. Before we collect any money, we work hard to pursue maximum compensation. If you hire us, you will pay nothing unless we win money for your case.

“Can you help me understand my alternatives?”

Did you realize that most legal disputes are settled out of court? Appearing before a judge is often the final step after trying other methods. The most effective lawyers are resourceful and knowledgeable, using strategies such as negotiation and arbitration to solve problems.

The most experienced attorneys can win compensation by looking for the simplest solution – without going to court! During your free consultation, we can help you weigh the pros and cons of all your legal options.

4. Look in Your Community

When law firms do good in the local community, it is a good indication that they care about its residents. By keeping your eyes and ears open, you might find a reputable lawyer raising funds for schools, cancer research, or other worthy causes.

You can also search for the information available for free on the firm’s website. Does the page seem purely promotional or does the law firm seem genuinely interested in sharing information with those who need it? You can learn a lot about attorneys by reading their blogs or listening to their podcasts.

You Can Trust Judd Shaw Injury Law With Accident Claims

The attorneys of Judd Shaw Injury Law love celebrating our clients’ victories. Every time we help accident victims pay off medical debt and recover lost wages, we feel empowered and motivated to keep helping others. Are you interested in being one of our success stories?

In New Jersey, you have only a limited time to claim compensation for your accident losses. Contact us as soon as possible to discover the possibilities for your personal injury case.

We welcome your call 24/7, so do not hesitate to reach out to us at (866) 909-6894 anytime. Our experienced lawyers look forward to serving your legal needs so you can focus on your recovery.