If you find yourself or a family member with an injury that you believe you should be compensated for, the prospect of finding a personal injury attorney can be daunting. A Google search will reveal too many names to research individually.
The best way to find an attorney is to get referrals from friends, family, coworkers or other people you trust, and then research those individuals for yourself. Here’s what to look for:
· Experience: How many years have they been practicing? How many years in personal injury?
· Specialty: What percentage of their cases are personal injury cases? Do they more often represent plaintiffs or defendants? It’s important to have an attorney who has experience on the side of the table you’ll be on.
· Accountability: Are they hands-on or do they delegate to others in their office? Would the attorney be handling your case personally, or would another lawyer be working on it?
· Philosophy: Are they interested in involving you in all aspects of the case, and helping you understand everything? What are their goals at trial or in a settlement? What is their record for success with each?
Meet with each attorney and make notes about your meetings in each category so that you can spend some time comparing them all. If they indicate that you would be working with another attorney in their office, ask to meet them, too. Involve anyone who is impacted by your case, or whose input you feel would be helpful and valuable.
Robert Greening is the principal attorney at Greening Law, P.C. He has dedicated his 24 years of practice to the litigation of wrongful death and serious injury cases. If you have a question about a recall or injury, contact Greening Law, P.C. at 972-934-8900.