Being seriously injured in an accident can be devastating as it can result in an unexpected and lengthy hospitalization, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and may leave you with permanent damage. When you are in this situation, having the right counsel can be the difference between getting what you need to recover and not being fairly compensated. Therefore, it is vital that you select the right person to handle your case. Here is what to look for in a personal injury attorney:
Experience, Experience, Experience!
One of the most important qualities for your attorney to have is personal injury experience. This area of the law is a creature of statues and case decisions. Someone who has been practicing in this area will have a firm grasp of the law and will also be aware of how the courts have been interpreting and applying them. By being involved in the day-to-day practice of personal injury law, your counsel will understand the rules as well as the practical implications of making certain decisions during your case. This kind of prowess comes from years of battle-tested experience both inside and outside the courtroom. Choosing an experienced personal injury advocate will mean you have someone who is ready for anything during your case.
What you have been through is deeply personal and has probably had a profound impact on your life. When you meet with your prospective personal injury attorney, you will want to feel as though they understand what you have been through and can connect with you regarding your case. The last thing you need is to feel like your counsel is not interested in you and your situation. You should be comfortable with your attorney’s attitude and demeanor, have the impression that they relate to you and your circumstances, and feel that you can trust them to look out for your best interest.
When meeting with a personal injury attorney about your case, you will be going over the details of how you came to be injured and what damages you may be able to request in a legal case. While an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to evaluate your likelihood of success, every case is unique. Accordingly, your attorney should not make grandiose promises about your recovery. A good personal injury attorney will be able to discuss the merits of your case without making improbable promises. You want someone who will tell you the truth and help you have realistic expectations.
At the Draper Law Firm, we have 30 years of experience helping injured people recover the compensation they deserve. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys understand the issues and laws and can provide you with the honest advice you need. If you or a loved one have been involved in a personal injury case, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We invite you to learn more about our firm here.