Choosing a personal injury lawyer who actively investigates and preserves your claim and rights is essential in obtaining the compensation for which you’re entitled. So, how do you choose the right one? Here are five tips that can help:
Never underestimate the value of an attorney’s experience when it comes to assessing and investigating a claim. Hire an attorney who knows what to look for, where to look for it – and understands what it means to your case – can make all the difference.
The focus of an attorney’s practice can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. A personal injury lawyer has unique skills when it comes to determining issues of liability such as negligence and causation – and is probably better equipped when it comes to accurately valuing the compensation for which you are entitled.
Approximately 95% of personal injury lawsuits settle before trial, so knowing how to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement is important as many factors are involved. This is definitely not the time to use your Uncle Paul the real estate lawyer – no matter how nice he might be.
An attorney’s reputation can go a long way when it comes to resolving your case quickly and fairly due to their previous dealings with insurance companies and other lawyers in the area and in the court system(s) in which they practice.
An attorney’s reputation provides that added value as it will precede him or her – not only from a plaintiff’s perspective, but from the defendant’s perspective and the court’s perspective for handling cases and doing things the right way. It puts a client in the best situation to recover as much as they deserve as a result of what happened to them.
Objectivity cannot be understated when it comes to being compensated for your injuries. Make sure your attorney is objective and isn’t looking to settle your case too quickly in order to move on to the next client.
Often the most overlooked factor in hiring an attorney is personality. While you may not be discussing your case together over dinner every night, when you’ve been injured the last thing you need is an attorney who is not going to be there for you to ask questions, give you a status on your case or return your calls in a reasonable time.
At OLOTU & OLOTU, P.C., our attorneys have expertise derived from experience to deal with the complexities of plaintiff’s personal injury law and resulting civil litigation.
Our attorneys are committed to aggressively pursuing legal remedies for your personal injury accident. While insurance companies do their best to downplay the extent of your injuries and reduce claims they pay you, our lawyers work just as hard to maximize your settlement. Although many plaintiff’s personal injury claims are settled without litigation, if your case cannot be resolved out of court, we are always prepared to go to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.
When someone else’s negligence causes you serious injury or results in the death of a loved one, please call our office at 781-353-3113 to learn how we can help. There is no charge to have an attorney evaluate your personal injury case.