Finding Competent Legal Counsel
Look for a Proven Track Record
It’s always traumatic to suffer a serious injury yourself, or to lose a loved one in an accident. In addition to the physical and emotional pain, you must protect your legal rights and seek fair and reasonable compensation from the liable party. To do these things, you need the help of a personal injury attorney. But how do you know what kind of attorney you need and how do you find that person?
The attorney with whom you choose to work must have the necessary skills and background to handle a personal injury case effectively. There can be more than $50,000 of expenses incurred pursuing your case. Your lawyer must be able to bear those expenses until the matter is resolved, otherwise, your case will receive only a bare bones treatment, which will likely lead to an inadequate recovery.
Some attorneys try to target prospective clients who are mainly interested in a quick settlement of their case. But the truth is that a quick settlement is almost always a bad settlement. When a person suffers a lifelong injury, it can take months, or even years, to know the full extent of that injury.
Additionally, until all of the evidence has been gathered through painstaking efforts, it is impossible to know the full value of the case. A prolonged lawsuit will likely then have to take place to actually extract that full value from the insurance company.
Ultimately, you must seek out the most qualified, effective legal representation available. At the Bernard Law Group, we handle personal injury lawsuits every day. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.