How to Select an Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured in an accident it is time think about hiring a Injury Lawyers. Here are some guidelines to help you through the process.

Generalist or Specialist?

Your divorce lawyer may have done a great job for you but he may not be the best choice for your injury case. Find a lawyer who works primarily on injury cases.

Prepare a List of Questions

Your list of questions should be personal to you so do not hesitate to use your imagination. Here are a few questions to consider for your list:

a. How long has she practiced injury law?

Note: Ideally five years full time. It takes five years to learn the ropes in any area of law.

b. How many cases has she handled?

Note: With five years experience she would have likely handled to conclusion over one hundred cases.

c. Has she handled any cases like yours?

Note: It is not absolutely necessary that she has handled a case identical to yours but if yours is an unusual case her specific experience could be a big plus.

d. What is her largest settlement or verdict?

Note: If yours is a $50,000 case it may not matter that the lawyer has numerous half million cases to her credit.

e. Has she published articles on personal injury law?

Note: This shows a demonstrated interest in injury lawyer and an ability to communicate in writing–important because much of the negotiating in an injury case takes place through written communication.

f. Has she spoken to other lawyers on injury subjects?

Note: Once again, this shows an interest in injury law but also public speaking ability which could be important for the courtroom.

g. Will she actually work on your case?

Note: As a lawyer gets more experience she works on bigger and bigger cases. If yours is a small case the lawyer will probably delegate it to a junior attorney. This is not a problem so long as the senior lawyer is supervising the activities.