What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney (Pt. 1)

January 5, 2015

After being hurt in a car accident or any accident caused by someone else’s negligence, finding the right personal injury attorney to represent you and help you with your financial recovery will be crucial. This is primarily because your choice in a lawyer can have significant impacts on:

  • The strength and success of your case
  • Whether you are able to obtain any, a fraction of or the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

In this blog series, we will take a closer look at some of the most important qualities to look for in the right personal injury attorney for you and your case. When, however, you may be done screening possible lawyers and you are ready to move forward with the best personal injury attorney, don’t hesitate to contact the seasoned Montgomery and Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC.

Look for These Qualities in a Personal Injury Attorney

1 – The right type of experience

Here’s what to look for as you search for the right personal injury attorney to handle your case. Or simply contact us. We are known for our success and experience.

Here’s what to look for as you search for the right personal injury attorney to handle your case. Or simply contact us. We are known for our success and experience.

Everywhere you look for lawyers, you are probably going to hear or read that they have experience. It is not enough, however, to state that one has “experience” without specifying how much experience that is and what specifically it’s in. Therefore, make sure to take a closer look at a personal injury attorney’s experience in areas like, for instance, an Attorney Profile or Firm Overview page.

Make sure you stick with a personal injury attorney who has been handling cases very similar to yours for some time. In other words, if your case involves a motorcycle accident, make sure you look specifically for a motorcycle accident lawyer.

2 – A history of providing responsive, personalized service

As you narrow down your options for the right personal injury attorney, it’s important to keep in mind that responsive, personalized service directly from the lawyer can make all the difference as your case proceeds.

To this end, make sure that you:

  • Do not end up choosing a lawyer or law firm that will end up passing you off to a less experienced associate or – worse yet – a non-lawyer staff person.
  • Select a lawyer who will personally see your case through to its resolution and be communicative about the status of your case throughout the process.

To get some more important qualities to look for in a personal injury attorney, check out the upcoming second and third parts of this blog series.

Montgomery and Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC 

Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness or recklessness? If so, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights.

To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.

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