Tips For Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve suffered a serious injury caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you won’t have a problem finding a lawyer. There are thousands of personal injury attorneys in Lake County and throughout Chicagoland ready to meet with you.
This article will offer you tips on finding a personal injury lawyer. Finding a lawyer may be easy, but finding the right personal injury attorney – the one who can and will get you the maximum amount of compensation, the one you trust and feel comfortable with – can be much more difficult.
Finding a good lawyer for a serious personal injury lawsuit will play an outsized role in the outcome of your case. Pick the right one, and you stand a much better chance of recovering compensation for your injuries and losses. Pick the wrong one, and you could be left with nothing more than wasted time.
So, with so many personal injury lawyers to choose from, how do you find the injury lawyer who is the best one for you and your particular case?
Experience With Your Type of Case
What kind of accident caused your injuries? What type of injuries did you suffer? Not all personal injury cases are created equal. Car accident cases differ from medical malpractice cases, and traumatic brain injuries are different from broken bones. You want to find an experienced attorney who has substantial experience pursuing – and winning – cases involving accidents and injuries just like yours. Ask the attorney how many cases involving your type of accident and injuries they have handled and find out the outcome of those cases.
Personal Injury – Exclusively
If you required open-heart surgery, would you choose a cardiologist who focuses exclusively on such procedures and has performed hundreds of them, or would you rather pick a general practitioner who has dabbled in open-heart surgery a couple of times?
As with doctors, lawyers’ practices can either be focused on specific areas and matters or be more “full service.” There are attorneys who can draft a will, help you with the closing on your new home, or defend you against criminal charges and then say that they can also help you with your injury case. But personal injury cases can be complicated and challenging, with changing laws and complex medical issues. To give you the best chance of obtaining a positive outcome in your personal injury case, you need a lawyer who has spent years focusing on personal injury law.
When it comes to negotiating with insurance companies and taking personal injury cases all the way through trial, there is simply no substitute for experience. Make sure that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer, not a lawyer who has handled some personal injury every once in a while. It is possible that a lawyer who takes the insurance company’s side won’t fight hard enough for you
Make Sure The Lawyer You Meet With Will Be The Lawyer Handling Your Case
At many larger personal injury law firms, the attorney you see on that billboard or in that TV ad or the lawyer you meet with initially may not be the person who actually handles your lawsuit. They may hand you and your case off to an attorney with significantly less experience, or most of the work on your case behind the scenes may be done by a paralegal. Make sure the injury lawyer you hire is, in fact, the lawyer who will be working for you at the law firm.
Look Them Up
You can get a lot of background information about personal injury lawyers online. Don’t just rely on the content or reviews contained on an attorney’s website; it will always paint the attorney in the best possible light. Dig a little deeper. Look at objective client reviews from third-party websites, and ask friends and colleagues for referrals as well.
Does It Feel Right To You?
The pain, losses, and other disruptions you endure after a serious injury aren’t just parts of a file or a lawsuit to you – they are parts of your life. Your personal injury lawyer should act like it. They should intuitively get how important it is that you obtain the resources you need to recover. They should never act like you are just another case.
Your attorney should take the time to get to know you and your family. Pay attention to how they act when you tell your story or when you ask them questions. If they seem bored, uninterested, or impatient, that is a bad omen about how they will treat you during your case. On the other hand, if you sense that they are genuinely listening to your concerns and patiently answering any questions you may have, and if they clearly explain how the process works and what to expect, that is a sign you may be in the right place.
You will be working with your attorney for an extended period while they fight to get the compensation you need. You want to feel comfortable and at ease with your lawyer. Remember, the personal injury lawyer you hire works for you. Make sure you hire a lawyer who acts like it.
Call Lake County Personal Injury Lawyer Kirk Moyer Today For Your Free Consultation
Kirk’s extensive experience, skill, and tenacity have resulted in a track record of success and the recovery of substantial damages for personal injury clients in Lake County and throughout Chicagoland. And remember, you pay no legal fees unless Kirk obtains compensation for you.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct and have a personal injury claim, please call Lake County auto accident lawyer Kirk Moyer at to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.