How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer
It is not enough to hire a lawyer for your personal injury case. You need to have the right lawyer working for you. Not every attorney is the same by virtue of having a law degree. Who you retain as your lawyer could make a difference in whether you receive compensation and how much you get. Here are some things to consider in hiring an attorney for your situation.
The Attorney’s Experience
You would not want to hire an attorney without experience in handling major claims if you have suffered significant injuries. You need someone who has handled your type of case before, both in terms of the type of action and the dollar value. After all, you would not hire a family law attorney for a major truck accident claim. Ask about the attorney’s track record and specific types of cases of theirs.
How the attorney treats you during the process is a large part of your experience. The service that they provide can help make a difficult time a little less so. This is apparent in things both big and small. An attorney should be able to be compassionate while fighting hard on your behalf. This includes things like listening to your concerns and returning your phone calls and emails. In addition, your lawyer should explain your legal options and situation in clear terms that you can understand. Pay close attention to how they interact with you during the consultation. This will be someone who will be a major part of your life for what could be a long time, and they have your financial future in their hands.
Talk to Friends and Family
Word of mouth is often far more effective than calling someone cold. People who have worked with an attorney before can provide the best viewpoint on the experience that you would have with an attorney. People are always willing to refer someone who they felt did a good job on their case. In addition, you should check online reviews for the attorney, with Google providing the best source. There is no better testimony about an attorney’s skill than a long track record of success.
The Attorney’s Philosophy
Some attorneys are more aggressive than others. This does not mean that aggressiveness is the right strategy for every single case. You may want an attorney who leaves no stone unturned in negotiating with an insurance company. Before you hire an attorney, you will want a sense of how they may handle your case and what their strategy is. Some cases may benefit from an aggressive attorney who can turn up the pressure on an insurance company, especially when they are being unreasonable during negotiations.
Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
The Iscoe Law Firm has experienced attorneys with combined decades of experience fighting for injured accident victims. Contact us Online or call us at (800) 800-6500 to learn more about how we can help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries.