Here’s A Brief Guide to Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney

We’ve all seen the ads about how one lawyer will get you the most money, one will fight for you and so on. How do you cut through all of the noise to find the right personal injury lawyer for your case?

Given that many attorneys are practicing personal injury law in the state, settling on the right fit for you is often easier said than done. The thing to remember is to take your time so you find a personal injury attorney with the right blend of ethics and experience to work with.

Here are five essential secrets to making the right choice to help you and your situation.

  1. There are lots of intricacies and statutes when it comes to personal injury law just like any other area of practice. You need to work with a personal injury lawyer who understands everything involved in workers’ comp law for example. If an attorney handles divorces, bankruptcies or wills in addition to personal injury law, they could be the wrong fit for you. Hiring such a lawyer might lead to lesser quality legal representation.
  2. Avoid lawyers who have never been to trial. If a personal injury lawyer has never seen the inside of a courtroom, chances are they’ll try to pressure you to settle for a ridiculous offer. Insurance companies are usually very aggressive and will take advantage of an injury attorney who’s afraid of the courtroom to offer you a pittance for your personal injuries.
    To stay on the safe side, choose an attorney who’s always prepared to bring your case before a jury. Once they know that your personal injury lawyer won’t budge, insurance companies will be willing to make you an offer you deserve.
  3. If after being hurt, you experienced a serious injury, you want to work with a personal injury lawyer with a history of achieving fair verdicts or settlements. On our website, we list some of our fairly recent recoveries. Experience matters in choosing a personal injury or workers’ compensation lawyer, just like in many fields or professions. Do your homework and pick someone with a proven track record.
  4. The best way to choose a lawyer is to talk to someone else that they’ve represented. We choose not to do the mass market advertising, but instead focus on good old-fashioned word of mouth referrals. Look at the reviews that some of our clients have posted on our Facebook page for example. We strive to make people feel valued so that they will refer their friends and associates.

Hiring the right personal injury lawyer can go a long way in determining the success of your case. Ultimately, you want a lawyer with the necessary skills and resources to deliver as good a settlement for you as possible. It’s the reason you need to work diligently to find the right candidate for the job.

The law firm of Best and Flatt has been a leader in South Carolina in the practice of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, for almost 30 years. Contact us today to learn more about why we are different, we treat you like family, not just another client.