How to Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer
Few experiences can change your life like a severe and unexpected accident. Medical bills and property repairs can pile up quickly. If you need to take time off work for recovery, you may have to find another way to get by almost overnight. If you have been injured in an accident, it would be wise to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help evaluate your case. Additionally, they know what areas to focus on to receive the maximum compensation. Your attorney can also investigate the accident’s circumstances, gather evidence, witness testimonies, approximate your damages, and negotiate with the insurance company for maximum compensation.
Unfortunately, not all personal injury attorneys offer excellent representation. Some attorneys are overworked and cant devote their time to each individual case. Others only accept “easy” cases. Once an unexpected issue arises, they may not be willing to invest the extra effort and resources into litigation.
So how can you find a good personal injury lawyer?
A History of Success in Cases Like Yours
Just because an attorney accepts your case, it doesn’t mean he or she has a track record of success. Find out if the lawyer has represented other clients with similar cases.
For example, suppose you have suffered a spinal injury. In that case, you should find an attorney who has experience handling spinal injury cases. Suppose you were hurt in a crash with a commercial truck. In that case, you should look for a lawyer who has dealt with claims against motor carriers and their insurance companies. An attorney who has handled cases like yours will know the best legal strategies to use, given your claim’s circumstances. He or she will also be able to anticipate and avoid disputes, delays, and complications.
You can do some research on the lawyer before the consultation or during the consultation, ask them about previous cases they have worked on with similar circumstances.
Most injury claims are settled without litigation, but if the insurance company refuses to cooperate, it is vital that you have an experienced litigator by your side. If an attorney with litigation experience represents you, the insurance company may be more likely to pay a reasonable settlement to avoid litigation.
Ask the attorney how often cases like yours go to trial and what is their success rate in court.
No honest attorney would ever guarantee a specific settlement amount. You should find an attorney who is willing to address the potential strengths and weaknesses of your claim and various possible outcomes—even the ones you’d rather avoid. Your attorney should also be transparent regarding his or her fee structure.
Your attorney should be able to break down all possible outcomes and explain to you the fees that are going to be taken out of the settlement.
Limited Practice Areas
Attorneys who specialize in only a few areas of the law, usually offer better representation. An attorney specializing in accident cases will know how to investigate accident cases and gather the evidence needed to give each claim the best possible chance of success. These attorneys also usually have more refined settlement negotiation tactics. They know when to bring in experts to assist with the investigation and provide a deposition.
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