What to look for before you hire a personal injury attorney

Posted on January 24,2017 by lawrzwp

If you’ve been involved in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be entitled to be compensated for your injuries.  Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to seek money for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other related expenses.

 

Because you’re going to be dealing with physical and emotional pain, mental trauma, possible law enforcement issues and an overall upheaval in your life, it’s imperative that you consider retaining the services of a top-flight personal injury attorney.

 

For people in the greater Toledo area, you are fortunate in that you have many possible personal injury attorneys to choose from.  However, to give you the best chance at gaining a maximum settlement, you must do a little homework and prescreen several attorneys so that you find the perfect fit for your case.

 

What should you look for?  Here are some things to consider.

 

Experience.  A good Toledo personal injury attorney will have years of experience representing plaintiffs in cases.  This is vital because often times, an attorney will not only need to deal with court officials, they will also need to try and negotiate with large insurance companies.  These negotiations may become contentious, and so you’ll want someone who is used to being in the trenches and fighting hard for your side.

 

Objectivity.  A good personal injury attorney is trained and has experience in separating emotional points of view from stone cold facts in a case.  Since a judge and jury will also be operating from this point of view, they will be able to give you the most effective counsel for your particular case.

 

An effective negotiator.  Most personal injury cases are settled before they ever get to trial.  This places a premium on an attorney’s ability to negotiate with an insurance company on your behalf.  You need to know how skilled an attorney is in this area and what kind of successes they have enjoyed in the past.
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