Finding The Right Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, it can feel as though you have nowhere to turn, and the idea of finding an attorney to help you get your medical bills paid can feel even more overwhelming. Finding the right personal injury lawyer to help you with your case is an undertaking that should not be taken lightly, but it does not have to be a struggle. There are certain questions that you can ask that may shed a lot of light on whether an attorney is right for you.
Ask About Their Area Of Experience. Many people mistakenly assume that all attorneys are the same, when in reality, a divorce lawyer is very often going to be completely out of their depth if asked to defend someone in criminal court. You want a personal injury attorney, who focuses on personal injury first and foremost, to handle your case.
Ensure They Are In Good Standing. While not every attorney who has faced disciplinary action or license suspension is automatically untrustworthy, you have the right to know about any past problems in their history. If an attorney has had their license revoked or been suspended from practice, especially if over financial problems, that is a significant red flag.
Are They Active In Their Cases? While an attorney’s practice may be geared toward personal injury law, this does not necessarily mean that they themselves handle every case they take on. Many firms advertise falsely that a more experienced attorney will handle your matter, when in reality, they ‘farm out’ cases to younger associates.
Don’t Be A Number. Many attorneys have extremely busy schedules, but this does not mean that their clients should not be able to get updates on their case. Ensure that the attorney you choose will see you as a name, rather than a number; your case should be important to more than just you.
Don’t Be Quick To Rush To Trial. A good attorney will not be in any hurry to proceed to trial, especially in particularly complex cases or cases where the odds of success are low. If an attorney is willing to either litigate or negotiate, it is a good sign that they care enough to not subject you to unnecessary stress.
Track Record At Trial Matters. While only 5 to 10 percent of all court cases ever go to trial, an attorney’s record at the proverbial crunch time matters. If an attorney has a poor record, or will not tell you about their past experiences at trial, it implies they have something to hide, which is obviously not advisable in your situation.
Call An Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Today
When you have been injured, you need an attorney who can work with you. The Orland
…..o personal injury attorneys at the Hornsby Law Group are experienced in this type of law, and are happy to sit down with you and try to answer any questions you may have about what can be a long and drawn-out process. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.