If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, whether it was an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or dog bite accident, you may been wondering if you need to hire an attorney to help you file your claim. The answer: not always. Read this post to learn more about when hiring a personal injury attorney is the best choice for your accident claim.
If you’ve decided to seek legal counsel, selecting one personal injury lawyer over another can be a frustrating task, especially if this is your first time hiring an attorney. Like many accident victims, you will want a professional who has the experience and expertise in getting clients the best possible compensation.
Make sure that your lawyer has the following qualities:
A competent personal injury lawyer not only wins cases, but also ensures that his clients stay current with the progress of their case with regular and timely communication. So don’t be afraid to communicate with your lawyer. Make sure you feel comfortable asking them questions.
Many law firms claim practice personal injury law, but you want to work with a lawyer who focuses on personal injury cases. Make sure your chosen lawyer has extensive experience securing large injury settlements as well as taking cases to trial when necessary.
Proven Track Record of Success
Make sure your lawyer is dedicated to getting you the maximum possible compensation, not just shuffling you through the door. Online reviews and testimonials can give you a good glimpse into how the attorney works with clients.
Tenacity & Resilience
You should be able to trust that your lawyer, the person responsible for representing your interests, will fight for you. Remember, insurance companies are usually afraid of an attorney who’d rather try cases than settle for whatever amount thrown at them. Does your attorney have a track record of standing up to insurance companies?
If you, or a loved one, have been involved in a serious motorcycle, car or truck accident in San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills, or surrounding areas, personal injury attorney Barry Goldberg can help. Contact him today for a free, no obligation consultation.