If you’re injured on the job, in a motor vehicle accident, or by a drug or product and you decide to sue for your injuries, it’s important that you hire a lawyer with personal injury experience. You’ll be working with your lawyer for months on your case. This will require a good working relationship over a long period of time.
It’s extremely important to feel comfortable with the lawyer you choose. That’s why it’s so important to ask these three questions before hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you.
1. Does the Lawyer Focus on Personal Injury?
Many lawyers and law firms offer legal services in several areas of law; they’re general practitioners. In more rural areas, this is often a necessity. But general knowledge is often not enough when it comes to personal injury. This area of law is complex. Lawyers must be familiar with insurance coverages, medical conditions, and the complex rules of discovery and evidence for trial. You’ll want to know how much personal injury experience your chosen lawyer has.
2. What Is the Lawyer’s Trial Experience?
Even though insurance companies settle most cases out of court, lawyers who prepare every case for trial get better results. Lawyers who try cases send a message to the insurance companies that they prepare thoroughly and believe in their clients and their cases.
Experienced litigators know how to quickly evaluate your case and explain the strengths and weaknesses of it. You will receive an honest opinion from an experienced lawyer about what your chances are of receiving a favorable verdict at trial or whether settling your case is a better option.
3. Who Is on the Legal Team Helping You?
When you meet with a lawyer for the first time, ask who you will be working with during your case. For instance, in mid-sized and large firms, the lawyer you meet with will likely pass your case to a junior lawyer in the firm. This lawyer may or may not have the experience you need behind your case. Always clarify which lawyers and staff will work with you and what their experience is in your type of case.
If You Are Injured, Call White & Associates Immediately
We have successfully handled or tried myriad personal injury cases in Minnesota. You’ll receive personal and experienced attention. Contact us to arrange a free personal injury consultation as soon as possible. We’ll explain your options and ensure you get the best settlement or verdict possible.