Handling the entire personal injury claim process is not an easy task, given the kind of paperwork and other details are involved. If you are involved in a personal injury accident, it is important to choose an effective lawyer who can help you file a claim in the right and timely manner. An experienced lawyer is likely to guide you through the tricks of manipulative insurance companies to improve your chances of receiving the desired compensation.
Here in this post, we’ll talk about five qualities of an effective injury lawyer.
#1 Good Communicator and a Great Listener
When you present your case to a lawyer, you should ask a lot of questions about your case. A good lawyer is someone who can effectively communicate to you the fine details of your case, whether it is explaining the documents or the next steps you have to take. The other important trait that you should want in your lawyer is effective writing that is clear, concise, and persuasive. The problem with a lot of lawyers is that they just want to talk, and the client barely gets the chance to tell their part of the story. If your lawyer does not listen effectively, it may lead to missing out on important information about your case. So, pay attention to how they engage with you.
#2 Thorough Investigator
In case of a personal injury accident, your lawyer will handle more than what you expect. They will look into all the matters concerning the investigation, collection of evidence, liability, damages, insurance coverage, etc. Your lawyer may conduct an independent investigation to preserve critical evidence to prove that the other party caused the injury. In personal injury cases, it is essential to determine who is responsible for the negligent act.
Choose a lawyer that has experience handling cases that are similar to yours. Just like you wouldn’t go to an eye doctor for neck pain, you don’t want to take your workplace accident case to a divorce lawyer. Even within the personal injury law, there are cases like medical malpractice, wrongful death, workplace accident, premises liability, product liability, toxic tort, dog bites, assault, boat accidents, nursing home abuse, etc. It is important to have prior information about your lawyer’s practice areas and experience.
Look for a lawyer who has a good reputation for handling and resolving cases expeditiously and fairly. Not all personal injury attorneys are equal. A reputable lawyer will not promise you a particular outcome. However, you may receive thorough consultation on how they can proceed with your case in the most effective manner. At the same time, a good lawyer will not pressurize you to settle a claim that is much less than what you have expected.
#5 Integrity and Transparency
The right personal injury lawyer will provide transparency when it comes to handling the case. You should proceed with caution if a lawyer asks for a fee during an initial consultation. Most reputable lawyers will not charge any fee for the first consultation. Your lawyer should be empathetic and stand by you in all circumstances.
About Joseph Discepola
JPD Injury Law, created by Joseph Patrick Discepola, aims to help personal injury clients get the justice they deserve. Unlike many other law firms, Joseph will listen to your concerns and develop a personalized and effective strategy to help you on your road to recovery. Joseph, a seasoned litigation and trial attorney, uses his experience, technology, and a network of experts, to achieve the outcome you deserve.
You can reach out to us at 844-573-4529. You can also fill our online contact form to know more about our services.