If you or a loved one have been injured in a car or truck accident, or in a nursing home, then it is very important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
But how do you know which personal injury lawyer to hire? There are so many to choose from, and they seem to be everywhere: On TV, on billboards, and on the sides of busses. What makes a good personal injury lawyer?
First and foremost, a good personal injury lawyer is going to be a lawyer that is good for you, as a client, as a person, as someone who has been injured. Depending on the complexity of your case, you may spending a lot of time meeting or communicating with your lawyer. A good personal injury lawyer is going to be someone that you can get along with, that you can talk to, and that you can respect.
Second, a good personal injury lawyer is going to be one who deals ONLY with, or dedicates majority percentage of his or her practice to representing injured folks. Nowadays, the law can get very, very complicated. Lawyers that deal in many areas of the law can put themselves at a disadvantage, because they will have THAT much more changes, revisions, and updates to the law to keep up with. Focusing only on personal injury increases the likelihood of success.
Third, a good personal injury lawyer is experienced at taking cases to trial. Many law firms, even those with an injury practice will NOT take cases to trial. This is a disadvantage because it tells insurance companies that they are free to low ball these attorneys without consequence. When a lawyer is not afraid to take cases to trial, then their verdicts and settlements will almost always reflect actual case values.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car or truck wreck, or in a nursing home, then you are going to have many questions for your potential lawyer. Please feel free to call and speak to the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Schenk Smith today.