The aftermath of a personal injury case can be an overwhelming and frustrating time: victims are often left balancing the physical and emotional fallout of their accident while simultaneously being expected to find a lawyer and initiate the often lengthy and strenuous legal process. Let this post be your guide for finding the right personal injury law attorney for your case!
The Right Personal Injury Law Attorney Will Have a History of Success
The first step most people take prior to making a purchasing decision is to do research, so why should hiring a personal attorney be any different? Short answer: it shouldn’t be. The first thing you should do is look at an attorney’s client and case history. Have they had mostly favorable rulings for previous clients? Most importantly, do their former clients have good things to say about them.
When you do your homework and hear nothing but rave reviews, you can feel much better about putting your case and, in essence, your future in the hands of someone you know has succeeded before. Other aspects to consider: How to Choose the Right Lawyer.
They Should Be Well-Educated in Personal Injury Law
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s an important element some may not consider. The right personal injury lawyer will be well versed in the local and state laws relevant to personal injury law, an often confusing and varied legal front. Law is such a broad field that attorneys usually specialize in one thing or another, so you want to trust your personal injury case with someone specifically trained in that area.
Personal injury law is a popular category, so finding one in your area should not be too difficult. Just remember to vet your options and ensure that they know what they say they know! For more general information on how to find a lawyer, check out the American Bar Association’s general article on How to Find a Lawyer.
They Might Be a Bit More Expensive… But Worth It!
We covered this in an earlier blog post, but it’s important to look at your spending on a lawyer as an investment as opposed to an upfront cost. This is ESPECIALLY true when it comes to personal injury law, a field where the quality of your legal representation can make a massive difference in the outcome of your case.
It is simply better to spend more money on a better lawyer for a more favorable outcome than it is so try and save money and inevitably lose your case. If by spending a little bit more money you give yourself a better chance of a favorable ruling that usually comes in the form of more damages from the other party… than in the long run you actually save money by taking the slightly more expensive option. Looking for a personal injury lawyer? Our team here at Markesbery & Richardson boasts multiple attorneys that specialize in personal injury law and are ready to help you get the verdict you deserve. Feel free to contact us!