How to Choose a Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney
Nobody anticipates needing a lawyer – especially not a personal injury lawyer. But if you’ve been hurt as a result of somebody else’s carelessness or negligence, then the only way for you to get the compensation that you deserve is to make sure that you have good legal representation. When you need to choose a Connecticut personal injury attorney, it’s important that you find somebody who not only has experience, knowledge, and a record of success in cases similar to yours, but also that you find somebody who takes the time to understand you and the harm that you’ve suffered, and with whom you feel comfortable. Whether your case ends up going before a judge and jury or you end up settling out of court, you need to feel confident that your personal injury attorney is somebody who you trust, and who you feel good about having speak for you. The attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are highly skilled and passionate about providing our clients with the very best in legal excellence.
When choosing a Connecticut personal injury attorney, the first thing you need to do is understand that not all attorneys practice the same kind of law. Personal injury lawyers have extensive knowledge of medical issues and negligence law, as well as experience in negotiation and litigation. Do not make the mistake of thinking that an attorney without personal injury experience can handle your case – doing so runs the risk of getting less compensation than you deserve.
Spend some time doing research into different lawyers. Search websites for reviews, speak to your friends, search for information on cases similar to yours to see what attorneys other people have used. You will do well to look for an attorney who has years of experience and a good reputation, and should take the time to ensure that they have never been disbarred or disciplined for any unethical or illegal behaviors.
Once you’ve chosen a few attorneys, take the time to meet with them. Personal injury lawyers should not charge you for a consultation – in fact, most will take on your case on a contingency basis, which means that they will only get paid if they win your case for you, and then they take their fees out of your award. Be sure to ask pertinent questions, including whether they have handled cases similar to yours in the past, how long the case should take to resolve, and what their level of confidence is in your case. Ask those you feel good about for personal references, then take the time to actually call their clients and ask whether they were pleased with their outcomes and with the representation that was provided to them.
Above all, do not feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. As long as the statute of limitations is not about to run out on your case, you should take the time you need to be certain that the attorney is somebody that you will feel good about working with. To set up an appointment to discuss your case with the professionals at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, call our office today.