TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER:
- Take initial response time into account
Quick response times are an indicator that your lawyer is on top of their work and has a steady system in place for their teams so that they’re clients always come first! Be mindful of how well you’re treated during any contact with the firm, not just your attorney. Was each staff member you spoke with polite, prompt when handling your request, and professional? Are there multiple lines of communication to your attorney and staff if you need assistance (such as text, call or email)? Is the team organized? All of these factors reflect the culture of the firm and their desire to serve each client with excellence.
- Pay attention to your lawyer’s go-to plan of action
Your initial case evaluation with a lawyer isn’t just for them to tell you if you have a case, it is the “tell-all” for the direction your relationship is going. Are they an active listener? Do they care more about the financial side of your case, or are they invested in your physical and mental recovery? It’s important to choose a firm whose team is focused on helping you make the best moves for you and your family! Watch to see how they lead the way, are they actively walking alongside you throughout the process? Your lawyer should have an action plan that doesn’t just provide you a financial plan but that emphasizes the importance of the healing and recovery process. They should be educating you on how the injury claim process works along the way.
- Rely on reviews and recommendation
When making a decision, odds are, you turn to trusted friends and family members to get their feedback. So what happens when no one close to you can recommend a lawyer off the top of their head? Googling local firms in the area and searching for their social media accounts is the next best thing! This will allow you to get a better feel for the team, their personalities, and how active they are in your region/community. This step will often lead you to find the attorney’s experience, credentials, reviews and give you the nudge to move forward into the case evaluation process. If by some chance you are not fully comfortable yet, reach out to other firms too. You can always come back if you change your mind!
- Compatibility is important
It’s important to find a lawyer who is trustworthy and makes you feel comfortable. Mutual respect is key. A lawyer who will work hard for you, has sound judgment, and is thorough in their process are all valuable assets and a sure sign of a solid relationship. Find a firm who treats you like family, and holds you in high regard, this trust between an attorney and client is important when going through the personal injury process. Being injured in an accident is traumatic enough, but then facing overwhelming medical expenses and the stress of losing income, if you are unable to work, can push anyone into serious emotional trauma. You want to know without a doubt, your team has your back and will handle your case with compassion.
- Ask about their record of success
It’s okay to ask the question, “how many cases does your team normally win?” Ask your lawyer about their process and how they gauge the success of each case. Your initial case evaluation is a great place to ask questions about their areas of expertise, years of experience, and record of success with previous cases. You can also ask their personal opinion of your case and if they genuinely believe it is worth pursuing. An attorney with strong character will answer these questions with ease and never shoot down questions that have the potential to make you feel knowledgeable and confident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, it’s important to know that you don’t have to face this difficult time alone. You have rights, and the attorneys at Cappy Law are here to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve!
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