You deserve to receive compensation for any pain, suffering and distressed you’ve experienced from an injury. Having a knowledgeable, reputable attorney in your corner helps you maximize the chances of winning your court case and receiving a settlement.
In a niche with more than a few dishonest ambulance chasers you’d be wise to do strict due diligence. Like any business you’ll find the majority of personal injury lawyers to be honest, reputable individuals who only want the best for their clients.
The challenge lies in doing strict, comprehensive due diligence for a period of weeks to find the right lawyer for your needs. Seek out attorneys who specialize in your particular area of personal injury based on their past success with similar cases. If you want to find the right lawyer for your specific needs do online and offline research to zero in on a list of potential matches.
Ask for References
Word of mouth marketing can either give you faith in an attorney or warn you to look in a different direction. Skilled, reputable attorneys who fight for their clients usually have a long list of people who’ll be happy to go to bat for them. Simply speak to people who’ve sought out the lawyer’s services to get a feel for their style. If you’re finding more unhappy clients than happy individuals you need to keep looking. Settle for nothing less than a perfect match to maximize the chances of winning your case.
Meet with former clients in person, chat with them on the phone or send them emails to get their feedback. You can find a list of former clients by consulting with your prospective attorney during a sit down interview.
Interview Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Getting all the information you need online sets up the next step in your due diligence campaign; sitting to speak with your personal injury attorney in person. Get a feel for their level of commitment to helping their clients. Gauge their intent. Spotting greedy or less than interested lawyers becomes easy during a 1 on 1 interview.
Prepare a laundry list of questions to ask of your lawyer. What’s their level of their experience working similar cases? Make sure the attorney has a successful track record of winning cases and settlement for clients who has similar cases before you hire them.
Delve into their education. Where did they go to school? Is this a reputable law school? Ask about any possible punishments levied from the state bar association. Honest lawyers who have nothing to hide will freely share their transgressions with you if they’ve slipped up in the past. You can then decide to forgive the person or to move on to the next attorney.
Conduct a comprehensive interview. Do you vibe with the lawyer? You must feel comfortable with the individual representing you in a challenging, stressful court environment. Only partner with perfect matches to increase your chance of winning your settlement.