If you’ve been seriously injured, you will need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit on your behalf or to negotiate a fair settlement. But how can you determine if your choice is a good personal injury attorney? What questions do you ask to be sure you get the best representation for your case?
Initially, it is important to know the answers to questions like:
- What is their skill and experience in the courtroom?
- How many cases have they handled?
- Have they dealt with a case similar to yours?
- Have they dealt with the pressure of a million-dollar case?
- How many years have they been practicing?
However, for your experience to be as good as it can, other characteristics and qualities should be included in your search process.
When you require the services of an attorney, you want someone who is available to answer questions and respond to you in a reasonable amount of time. It is also essential that the lawyer have a strong and experienced support staff that is always available to update you on the progress of your case.
Your personal injury lawyer should be courteous and easily approachable. The lawyer you select should offer a reliable and convenient means of communication with clients. Researching client reviews will help give you an indication that the law firm is open to good communications and service.
Look for a lawyer who is sincere and who has a high level of compassion for their clients. Your personal injury attorney needs to be able to crawl into the skin of the client and understand how their life has been permanently changed because of the injuries they have suffered.
A good personal injury attorney will be reasonable. Although it is never possible to determine the exact amount that any person is entitled to for pain and suffering and other subjective damages, there is an approximate value that can be assigned to every personal injury case. If a personal injury attorney takes an unreasonable position with respect to the damage amount, it will actually hinder the negotiation process. Therefore a personal injury attorney that takes reasonable positions will gain credibility with insurance adjusters and opposing counsel, a necessary element to achieve a favorable resolution of the case.
We are always available to answer your questions about legal proceedings, personal injury attorneys, and filing personal injury cases. Give us a call at 813-849-2679 to schedule a consultation.