Find a personal injury attorney near National City, CA

Find a personal injury attorney near National City, CA

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6. Law Offices of John W. Zryd Esq.
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  • 7 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves National City, CA

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"In February of 2015 I separated from my fiance of 4 years. At the time we had a 2.5 year old daughter together and I was concerned about custody of her. I had never been through something like this before and was searching the internet for answers and help. I spoke to four attorneys before I found Mr. Zyrd and as soon as I met with him I knew, within minutes, that I wanted him to represent me and my case. Child custody lawsuits are one of the most difficult. They are filled with emotion, disappointment, hurt, betrayal, and uncertainty. I felt all these emotions throughout the entire case, but anytime I needed help I felt comfortable calling John and he would talk me through it and offer support, both mentally and legally. I wouldn't say I was a "needy" client, but I was very concerned about getting what I wanted and filled with anxiety and stress the entire time and expressed this on many occasions; John never made me feel like I was a bother or a burden. He was extremely knowledgable about the court system and how my case would go. He made sure I understood the forms I was signing and prepared me for any possibilities that may arise throughout the course of the case. It was a tough battle, and John went to war for me and my daughter. Our case was especially difficult because I was requesting a move away back home to my family. John assured me that he would work his hardest to get me what I wanted and essentially what was best for my child. He did just that. As a single mother, trying to do what is in the best interest of my child, the entire process was nerve wracking and I never doubted John's abilities in the slightest. I would absolutely, 100%, recommend his services to anyone, friend or stranger. If you are struggling with the legal system for your custody, divorce, or any other legal suit please give him a call. His fee is very reasonable, his knowledge of the legal system, and his determination to please his clients is top notch."

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What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

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