If you have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party, you may be able to hold them financially accountable for the resulting damage. However, you may have never filed a personal injury claim and you don’t know what to look for in a legal counsel.
Since the law, like any other profession, is that there are both great and less great attorneys, you shouldn’t necessarily hire the first attorney you find. After all, not every company pays the attention it deserves to every case. Some may take days or even weeks, for example, to return messages or enter into settlement negotiations unprepared.
Fortunately, you can ensure that your claim is in good hands by simply prioritizing the following characteristics when looking for a personal injury attorney:
1. A good reputation
If previous clients have received personal and thoughtful advice from a particular practice, chances are you are too. To evaluate a law firm’s reputation and track record, check out online review sites and read testimonials from people who have actually hired practice lawyers.
Avoid hiring anyone who promises to reach a substantial settlement or judgment on your behalf. Because legal proceedings are inherently unpredictable, there is no way to guarantee the outcome of a particular case. When a lawyer does this, he or she is simply saying whatever it takes to build your business.
You should also be wary of companies that offer to represent you at a low flat rate. They are unlikely to make the effort to get the best possible result, especially if disputes or hurdles arise along the way.
3. Relevant experience
Most personal injuries result from motor vehicle collisions. That said, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, there’s a good chance virtually any company can handle your case.
However, if your claim involves any other aspect of personal injury law, such as B. Local liability, medical malpractice, or personal injury cannot be turned to anyone for advice. Hence, it is important to confirm that the lawyer you are considering has handled cases like yours in the past.
4. Trial experience
While most personal injury cases are resolved, there is always a chance your cases will land in court. In this case, you should have an experienced litigator represent you every step of the way. Look for a lawyer who is able to get your case through to the end and who won’t accept a lesser settlement on your behalf just to avoid the hassle of litigation.
You deserve the advice of someone who responds to your calls and emails in a timely manner. Questions and concerns will inevitably arise as the process progresses, and when they do, you want answers right away.
Call 800-770-7008 to speak to a Minneapolis personal injury attorney
If your life has changed forever because another party failed to act with reasonable care, contact Bradshaw & Bryant. We take great pride in helping the injured get the compensation they need to get on with life. Call 800-770-7008 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a Minneapolis personal injury attorney.