Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

By Susan McGuire posted 12-21-2020 03:32 PM


After someone experienced injuries after an accident, due to another one’s negligence, there is something important to do: hiring a lawyer. Is there a particular type of lawyer you should be looking for? Yes: it’s extremely important to search for a lawyer that handles that type of cases. If your case is more of a complicated one (medical malpractice), then you will need to fine an attorney who is specialized in those cases. Often times, such cases require attorneys with grater knowledge, resources, and time consideration.

Are all personal injury lawyers the same? 

Simply: no. Personal injury lawyers aren’t the same – they have different background, training, education, experience in the court room, etc. What questions should you be asking the personal injury lawyer you’re consider hiring? That’s a very important decision. Typically, people go to injury lawyers at some of the worst moments in their lives. They need someone who can guide them into the process, so it’s important to ask a number of questions to make sure that the lawyer at that law firm is a good fit for you.

You’ll want to know about:

  • Their background
  • Where they went to law school
  • What kinds of cases do they handle?
  • What type of cases have they tried?
  • How many other clients does that lawyer represents?
  • Who is going to have concern for your case, on a day-to-day basis?
  • How communicative the lawyer is?

You need to find out all of these things from your potential personal injury lawyer to make sure that he is a good fit for you.

Why does a personal injury attorney’s trial experience matter?

A personal injury lawyer’s trial experience is critical because:

A number of cases don’t settle – they need to be determined by a jury trial. So, you’ll want find a lawyer who has the experience, expertise, and the financial resources to take your case all the way to a jury, if that’s necessary. You will need someone that has that kind of background because, for sure, the lawyer hired by the insurance or defense company is going to have that level of experience. 

Even if the case doesn’t go to trial, you’ll still need an experienced lawyer from a law firm that has a reputation. You don’t want to hire an attorney who doesn’t have the experience or the knowledge of solving your case, or any other case. So, consider these two important things when hiring a personal injury lawyer:

  1. Their experience at trial
  2. Experience handling personal injury cases

However, regardless of the attorney’s experience, her or she cannot guarantee you will win. Also, make sure that the lawyer you consider hiring is easily accessible, spends most of their time trying to solve your case, and they’re up to date with the law. Also, your lawyer must communicate with you as often as possible, keeping you informed of what’s happening with your case. 

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