Whether you're seeking information on personal injury laws for yourself or a loved one, you may have been baffled by the complexity of these laws. Even when looking for a legal expert, the results are numerous, and it can be very difficult to find the right attorney. There are ways to narrow your search:
1. Try for Specifics
Personal injury cases may involve any of the following:
- vehicular accidents (car, truck, motorcycle)
- medical malpractice
- neglect in a nursing home
- workers compensation
- wrongful death
- injury from a slip and fall
- traumatic brain injury
- property damage
All of these types of injury are different. A good firm may have a specialist brain injury attorney or malpractice attorney. When performing your search, be sure to include your specific type of injury claim to reduce the number of results.
2. Bigger Isn't Always Better
Your first instinct may be to check for the biggest law firms out there. After all, they wouldn't be so big if they weren't very successful. But there's a flaw in this logic.
Large firms tend to look for "big ticket" cases. Most personal injury firms do not charge unless they win a lawsuit, so the larger ones rarely take cases that can't promise large sums of money from a settlement or trial. This means that your case may be turned down if it's a smaller case.
Conversely, many firms remain small in spite of their success. Their reasoning for this is to keep their costs lower so that they can help those cases the bigger firms turn away. Small firms also tend to be specialists in one field of law, whereas big firms generally handle multiple fields.
3. Pay Attention to Details
When finding a lawyer, you should pick one that knows more than just the law. A traumatic brain injury attorney must know the symptoms in order to present the best case. Likewise, a good vehicle accident lawyer will be able to recreate the incident accurately before a judge. When you examine a potential attorney's website, keep an eye out for signs of knowledge beyond the written law.
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Marc. J Shuman & Associates, LTD believe that you deserve the best possible care, both in and out of the courtroom. This requires excellent communication and attention to detail. Let then share their experience with you.