Personal Injury Lawyer
LexInter | November 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

You never think you are going to be in an accident and sustain injuries. Yet, accidents are so common, you may find yourself in this situation when you least expect it. Whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or medical malpractice, your injuries may have you wondering whether filing a claim against the party liable for your damages is what you need to do next. The very first thing to do is to look for a personal injury lawyer – but who? As you begin your search, RileyCate, LLC recommends you look at these three important factors before hiring legal representation for your personal injury claim.

Things to Consider Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Their Area of Expertise

You have to work with a personal injury lawyer that has experience in this field. Do not hire a lawyer simply because they were recommended to you by a friend or colleague. Their legal issue may have been something totally unrelated to what you are going through. You want an attorney who specializes in the particular area of the law that pertains to your case. You also want someone who is experienced in negotiations with insurance companies and knows how to get the maximum compensation for their clients. During the initial consultation, ask them about past cases and the results they have obtained.

Settling a Personal Injury Claim

One Who Will Accept Your Case

Just as you are deliberating between several possible personal injury lawyers, your attorney also needs to know all the details of your case before taking it on. By listening to your story, your attorney will be able to determine whether you have a valid case and how much they think your case may be worth. This is important for them because personal injury lawyers generally work on a contingency basis. This means that you have no out-of-pocket costs until the case is resolved and you win your award.

As they listen to your story, they will look for facts, evidence, and, most importantly, proof that the other party is at fault. They may ask for the police report of the incident and for your medical records before agreeing to represent you. You may have to interview more than one lawyer until you find one that is willing to take on your case.

What Is a Personal Injury Claim

The Right Personality

It is not silly to choose a personal injury lawyer based on their personality and how comfortable you feel when talking to them. On the contrary, this is someone with whom you may have to be in contact for a long time since many personal injury cases take months or even years to settle. That is why it is essential to find someone that is trustworthy but also friendly. You want someone who makes you feel like a valued client for whom they are willing to fight until the end.

It is also important to ask them during the initial interview whether they would be the one handling your case personally or if you will have to talk to someone else, like secretaries or legal assistants, with whom you may not feel as comfortable. As well, ask them how often they will be in touch with you to keep you apprised of any advances and whether it is ok for you to call them whenever you have a question or concern.

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