Qualities to Look for in A Personal Injury Attorney
You’ve been injured, or worse, maybe it’s somebody you love who has been hurt. You’ve taken all the right immediate steps, making sure that the medical care that’s needed is in place, that their employer understands that they’re injured and won’t be back to work for a while, that all the daily responsibilities are being taken care of, and now you need to make a decision about taking legal action against the person responsible. Who do you call? Where do you start? It’s not hard to find a personal injury attorney – there are plenty of them out there. It’s finding the right personal injury attorney for you and your case that can be a challenge. The experienced and compassionate professionals at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are happy to provide you with these important tips on the qualities to look for in a personal injury attorney.
You definitely need to start with knowledge and experience. When selecting a personal injury attorney, you need to remember that different lawyers specialize in different practice areas. Not only does this mean that you wouldn’t go to a bankruptcy attorney for a car accident case, but also that you want to find a personal injury attorney who has extensive experience in your particular type of injury case. Ask how many cases like yours the attorney has handled, and don’t hesitate to ask for references from clients that they have represented. An attorney who has done a good job should have dozens of satisfied clients who will be happy to tell you about their experience.
Beyond choosing an attorney who actually practices the type of case that you are pursuing, there are other qualities that you want to look for. Remember, once you’ve made your selection you will be spending a good amount of time talking to this person about topics that can be personal and emotional. During the time that you are working with your attorney there’s a good chance that you will be confronted with frustrations, delays, disappointments, and even things that outrage you. You want to know that the person you are working with is compassionate, patient and empathetic enough to help you through any roadblocks or things that confuse you, as well as to help you celebrate your victories.
Your personal attorney’s job is to use their legal knowledge and experience to effectively be your voice and represent you. You want to choose somebody that you trust with that role and with whom you feel comfortable. You want to feel that you can talk to them honestly and that they truly care about the outcome of your case. To accomplish that, the best thing you can do is to take your time when choosing a personal injury attorney. Interview a few different people to see which one you like best and feel the best sense of rapport. If you’d like to set up an appointment to speak with one of the attorneys from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, contact us today. We are confident that you will entrust us with your case.