When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer, Avoid These:
AN INEXPERIENCED LAWYER:
Truth is, experience matters. Your lawyer should have a long history of handling personal injury claims. A jack of all trades is the master of none. Your personal injury lawyer practice should have experience in negotiated claims, mediations, arbitrations and trial. The insurance company’s lawyer are experiences, yours should be as well.
A LAWYER WHO NEVER GOES TO TRIAL:
Simply put: The value of your case hinges on your lawyer’s reputation. Lawyer that always settles get less money. Lawyers that have a reputation for going to trial get better results. Insurance companies know which lawyers are trial lawyers and which lawyers are not trial lawyers.
A LAWYER WHO CAN’T AFFORD TO ADVANCE COSTS:
If your lawyer that cannot afford to advance the costs of litigation and/or investigating your case you will have to bear the costs. Similarly, avoid discounted legal fees. “You get what pay for.”
A LAWYER WHO DOES NOT RETURN CALLS:
Your lawyer, not your lawyer’s paralegal, should be giving you legal advice. Communications matters. Ask your lawyer before you hired him/her if you will passed off to a paralegal or other staff.