Sometimes, when we least expect it, either we, or someone we love is injured in an accident. One thing is for certain, whether we are injured in an automobile accident, have a child who has been traumatized and bitten by a neighbor’s dog, a parent who slips and falls in a grocery store or a spouse who suffers a work place injury, accidents are bound to happen. When accidents do happen, we are often left feeling overwhelmed just trying to manage our everyday activities. The last thing many of us need while we are attempting to heal from an accident, is the added stress of dealing with law enforcement, worrying about ongoing medical costs, or communicating with insurance companies and filing insurance claims. The good news is, if you are facing a particularly serious injury or complicated claim, a good personal injury attorney can help you navigate the challenges you are facing and will ensure that you receive the fairest settlement possible.
Choosing a personal injury attorney who will actively investigate and preserve your claims and rights may feel intimidating. Here is the first of three tips we believe will help.
FIRST: Look for a law firm like our firm. A firm with an attorney who has experience and a good track record for settling personal injury cases. Chances are, you don’t deal with insurance companies every day or know the specific laws that apply to your accident. Before hiring an attorney to represent you, be sure to ask them about cases they’ve handled that are similar to yours. Don’t be afraid to ask about their success rates with those cases. Finally, ask the attorney if they are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. Even though 95% of personal injury cases are settled before trial, having an attorney ready, willing and able to fight for your fair compensation in court is just as important as having that same attorney possess the skill and knowledge necessary to negotiate a settlement.