Do I Have to Hire an Attorney in the City Where I Live?

Much of the general public has little reason to know what to do when they
need an attorney. For instance, many people involved in automobile accidents
don’t know to contact a personal injury attorney until after they’ve
been injured. Jones & Swanson receives many calls from people asking
these questions because they’ve never been in the situation before
to need legal aid.

One common misconception from those contacting our office is that they
have to hire an attorney either in the city where they live, where the
defendant lives, or where the accident occurred. In fact, attorneys are
licensed by state. So if an attorney is licensed in Georgia, they are
able to represent clients throughout the state, regardless of county or
city. Attorneys Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson have represented countless
citizens of surrounding cities, such as Kennesaw, Austell, Acworth and
Powder Springs.

Many of us would feel more comfortable with an attorney from our own communities,
but it is important not to limit yourself to only the representation available
in your immediate surroundings. There are typically fewer attorneys to
select from in smaller communities. For instance, there are likely fewer
attorneys located in Woodstock, Dallas and Cartersville as compared to
larger areas like Marietta, Smyrna, and Atlanta. While there’s much
to be said for a smaller, community law firm, it is important to remember
that experience leads to better results. Realistically, law firms from
larger areas will likely have represented more cases and therefore have
a thorough understanding of the specifics required in each individual case.

For those searching for a personal injury attorney, we suggest finding
a firm that you feel comfortable with. While hiring a firm more than an
hour from your work or home is a bit of a stretch, your representation
doesn’t have to be within your immediate community either. Important
things to look for in a successful law firm include positive client testimonials,
past case results and helpful information to get you through your case
successfully. The typical personal injury firm will offer free consultations,
so if you feel comfortable over the phone with an attorney you can always
schedule a time to meet them in person for no charge.

For more information on how to hire the right attorney for your specific
needs, feel free to contact Jones & Swanson. We are committed to offering
the best advice possible to everyone who contacts our firm and are happy
to point you in the right direction. Don’t limit yourself to an
attorney because of their close proximity. You want the best outcome for
your case, so finding the best lawyer should be your goal.

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