Learn How To Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

One of the best ways to protect yourself after a serious accident is to seek legal representation. When someone else caused you to suffer a significant injury, holding that individual or business financially liable and seeking full compensation to cover your losses is crucial to your future security.

However, when you’re hurt and in pain, the last thing you want to deal with is a personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can handle the claim on your behalf. Choosing the right injury lawyer to represent you is an important decision and a deeply personal one.  You want an attorney who you feel comfortable confiding in and who will be a strong advocate.

Steps To Take When Selecting a Personal Injury Lawyer

Once you have a list of several names, your next step is reaching out to prospective attorneys. You want to determine whether you and the attorney can communicate well together and whether the attorney has relevant experience to handle your case. Below are five tips to keep in mind:

Evaluate Their Experience

Attorneys with extensive experience in personal injury law and a record of positive results are more likely to achieve favorable outcomes. They have most likely encountered the challenges that your case might present and learned how to overcome those challenges.

During the initial consultation, you should ask the lawyer whether he or she has experience with cases similar to your case. If you have been injured in a car crash, for example, ask about similar cases the attorney has handled and the results they achieved. Ask what percentage of their caseload is car accident cases. A lawyer who represents clients in family law, estate planning matters, and personal injury law might concentrate primarily on other areas of law and not have as much relevant experience in personal injury as you would ideally want. Moreover, an attorney who primarily handles slip-and-fall cases might not have the litigation experience to hold an auto insurer accountable if the case goes to court.

As an example of relevant experience, Ash Watkins began her legal career as a civil defense attorney representing insurance companies. When she saw how insurers mistreat accident victims, she decided to change her focus to serving personal injury clients. She now uses the knowledge she gained about how insurance companies approach claims to help injured people pursue justice. Attorney Sam Mirejovsky has decades of experience in the personal injury industry and co-founded Sam & Ash Injury Law with Ash to focus solely on personal injury cases and helping injured people.

Ensure a Strong Track Record of Success

Experience doesn’t mean much without positive results. While every personal injury case stands on its own facts, a record of positive results in similar cases underscores experience. You should ask about an attorney’s case results before hiring them.

At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we have a proven track record of success in multiple types of personal injury cases and have secured millions of dollars in settlements for accident victims in California and Nevada. We know every client is different. We use a collaborative approach to understand and meet each person’s unique needs.

Pay Attention to Lines of Communication

An in-person consultation is an excellent way of determining a lawyer’s communication style. The attorney you are seeking should be a good listener. They should be compassionate and understanding of how your injuries have affected you and your family. At the end of the day, the value of a personal injury case depends largely on how it affects the life of the injured person. The attorney should take the time to understand the effects of the injuries on your daily life.

Pay attention to the questions the attorney asks and their body language during the conversation. Do you feel comfortable sharing personal information and confiding in this attorney? Trust is essential to a successful attorney-client relationship. At Sam & Ash, we believe that clients should know their attorneys on a first-name basis. We believe in personalized attention tailored to each client’s needs because that is What’s Right.

Understand The Attorney’s Payment Model

The perceived cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer deters many people from seeking legal representation. You might think you can’t afford the expense of a lawyer if you’re already paying medical and car repair bills. However, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.

Ask an attorney about their fee structure. Some take cases on contingency, while others charge an hourly rate. You should review the fee agreement, so you know what to expect and won’t be surprised by hidden fees or costs. Clients of Sam & Ash are not charged any legal fee unless our law firm secures compensation for the client through an insurance settlement or court award.

Call Our Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys

Knowledge is power. Understanding how to choose a personal injury lawyer empowers you to move forward after a serious injury. At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we believe you deserve an attorney who cares about you and who has the knowledge and skills to help you seek a positive outcome.

Call or contact us online for a free case review if you sustained injuries in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Let us fight for What’s Right for you.