Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident, on the job, or by a dog bite, it’s important to hire a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney to represent your case. With the right lawyer, you will receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, trauma, and medical costs. Michael Rowek, a leading lawyer, shares the top four things to consider when hiring a personal injury attorney,
Personal injury law covers a wide range of cases– from workers’ compensation and medical malpractice, to products liability and auto accidents. Your lawyer should have ample experience handling your type of case. Ask the attorney what types of cases they have handled before and what the outcome was. Your lawyer should also be willing and capable of taking your case to trial, if necessary.
It’s not enough for an attorney to be experienced. They must also be responsive to your questions and other needs. You need a lawyer who keeps you updated on your case and returns your calls in a reasonable time frame.
Consider the lawyer’s reputation. Along with reviewing online testimonials, ask the lawyer to put you in touch with past clients. Another client will be able to tell you more about what it’s like to work with the attorney and shine a clearer light on their performance.
For many people, cost is a major deciding factor when choosing which attorney to hire. Cost shouldn’t be the sole reason you choose one over another, but it is something that needs to be considered. Keep in mind that the cost of a lawyer will go hand-in-hand with their experience and track record. A big time lawyer will cost more than someone who’s just starting out. But, with that said, many lawyers who stand behind their work offer free consultations. And, many go as far as to not charge you unless you receive a favorable ruling.