Injuries are always stressful, but the stress is worse when you are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence or that of a large Corporation. When this happens you need the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. But how do you find one who is qualified and meets your needs?
It is important to find a personal injury Attorney in a timely manner, but this is not a decision into which you should rush. You need to find someone who is a good fit for you, who also stays on top of developments in state statutes and case law, has experience working with insurance companies, and understands the compensation to which you are entitled – someone capable of taking a long-term view and fighting for the best possible settlement.
Your personal injury case is about more than just receiving compensation for medical bills – it is about restoring your life and making it as close as possible to what it would have been were it not for the events that led to your injury. The best personal injury lawyers can help you do this.
Finding the Personal Injury Lawyer Right for You
There are a few important factors to consider in your search for the right Attorney. You can learn a lot about an Attorney from his or her Firm's online presence. Once you have a list of potential Attorneys in your local area, familiarize yourself with their website, social media, and online reviews. You want a big picture look at reputation and experience, which is much easier to get now than it was before the internet. Great reviews and a strong reputation in the community doesn't mean an Attorney is just right for you, but it's a great starting point for finding one that is.
Oftentimes, you'll see television advertisements for cases where there is an extremely large number of injured parties. These ads are utilized to educate potential clients nationwide that they may have reason to take action. These clients may be referred to a Firm that specializes in that type of case.
Choosing Your Attorney
It may also be a good idea to spend some time talking to an Attorney by phone or in person. You will spend a great deal of time interacting with the Case Managers or Paralegals at a Law Firm since they will do a lot of the leg work as well as liaison with the Attorneys about your case. You'll want to work with a team that is caring, respectful, and has reliable follow through.
You should not choose your Attorney based on one factor alone – cost, reputation, whether or not you liked him or her. Instead, evaluate the big picture using all of these things. Ask yourself the following:
• Are you on the same page with the Attorney or his/her staff concerning the approach to the case?
• Do you feel comfortable discussing your case with the Attorney or staff member?
• Are you confident putting the fate of your case into a particular Attorney's hands?
• Does the process and timeline described seem reasonable?
If you can answer “yes” to these questions about a reputable professional experienced with your type of case, you have likely found the personal injury lawyer right for you.
Make sure you read the contract that is presented to you. This will help you understand the Attorney's fees that will be paid in the event of a settlement.
Begin Your Personal Injury Lawyer Search with Us
Selecting the right Attorney to pursue compensation on your behalf is of vital importance. Our Firm has extensive experience in resolving personal injury claims and knows the importance of the initial investigatory steps that must be taken in order to be successful in the claims process. Personal injury cases require a careful documentation of the damages suffered by the victim when seeking maximum compensation. Your case will be given the dedicated focus and attention needed, and the Attorney will be responsive and available to you.
Whether you have suffered a loss due to an accident, a dangerous drug, or medical device our Firm has the knowledge and skill to competently represent you. Our goal is to help you recover from your losses by pursuing the compensation you may be entitled to, which can include medical costs, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering.
We work on a contingency basis, which means we don't get paid unless you get paid. Our goal from the beginning is to evaluate your case and be sure you are a good candidate for filing a lawsuit – we will never waste your time or your money.
Our injury law firm reputation speaks for itself. Our Firm has received recognition from Trial Masters and ranks in the top 10 for satisfaction from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and we have a peer rating of 5.0/5 stars on Lawyers.com.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation to discuss your case, contact us toll free at 866.534.5014 or submit the online form and we'll contact you.