Learn how you can find the right personal injury attorney for your case.
If you have been hurt in an accident, you may be considering filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. Filing a claim or a lawsuit can help you recover for your losses, particularly if you have sustained serious injuries. But most people don’t have experience working with personal injury attorneys, so they don’t know where to turn. How can you find the right lawyer for your case?
First, look for a qualified attorney. All lawyers cannot practice law unless they have finished law school and passed a bar exam. Plus they must be licensed to practice law in your state. You can check with your state’s bar exam organization if you are concerned about whether or not a particular lawyer is qualified to practice law in your state, or if you want to know if they have had any complaints or disciplinary actions filed against them.
Next, you should look for other factors. What sort of experience does each potential candidate have? What fees does the lawyer charge? Does the law firm or attorney have references? By evaluating these factors, you can be sure that you are making a good choice for your personal injury attorney.
When it comes to lawyers, you want to choose an attorney who knows how to handle the specific type of case that you have. After all, you wouldn’t go to a foot doctor if you needed a brain operation.
There are many attorneys who handle personal injury cases. Many of these law firms handle personal injury cases as just a small part of their total case load, and have little real experience handling personal injury cases. They might have settled a few cases with insurance companies, but may have never taken a case to trial.
Look for a firm that has substantial experience handling a diverse array of personal injury cases, and that has taken cases from start to finish. Attorneys at the firm should have handled cases through all phases — including negotiating with insurance companies and taking cases to trial. Ideally, you should hire a personal injury attorney with at least five years of experience in the field.
At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we have represented more than 100,000 clients during more than forty years of practice. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle every type of personal injury case, from the most basic car accident or slip and fall case to incredibly complex product liability cases spanning multiple jurisdictions. Our team of lawyers has handled cases from start to finish, including settling cases early on through skillful negotiation with insurance companies to winning hard-fought battles at trial. Together, we have recovered more than $2 billion dollars on behalf of our clients, and we have a 95% success rate.
Many personal injury attorneys use a contingency fee structure, which means they do not charge any upfront fees. Instead, they will get a percentage of your total recovery, but only if you receive a settlement or award. Carefully consider the terms of the attorney’s fees, and compare the fees of different attorneys before hiring a personal injury lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we operate on a contingency fee basis with the majority of our clients.
When it comes to hiring a lawyer, there is no better advertisement than past clients’ opinions. If they are happy with the service that they have received, then this is a good indication that you will likely also be happy with your experience there. Look online for attorney reviews, including on the firm’s website. You could also ask the firm for references or ask friends and family for recommendations.
If you have been hurt in an accident, you will need a skilled personal injury attorney to assist you in recovering from your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at 800-333-0000 or email@example.com to schedule a free initial consultation. Our team of highly experience lawyers will work with you to help you recover for your losses.