7 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim
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How do I choose the best personal injury attorney?
Recently I had a client from North Carolina that called me and was trying to determine how to choose a personal injury attorney. This particular client had been very seriously injured. Their whole life had been turned upside down. I explained to this client there was three things they need to consider in selecting a personal injury attorney. First, they needed to hire a personal injury attorney that understands serious injuries, how medical doctors work, and how to explain that to the client in simple terms so that they can understand how the legal part of the case and the medical part of the case interact with each other.
The second thing that someone like this would need to consider is how committed that attorney is to taking their case to trial. That person needs an attorney that knows how to prepare their case to go to trial and is willing to put on a case, pick a jury, and fight for them in court, even if it means staying in court for a week or two in order to get a verdict that reflects the type of injuries that they have sustained.
The third thing someone needs to consider is what kind of work that attorney will do so that maybe you don’t have to go to court. If you want to avoid having to go through a trial, then you actually have to prepare to go to trial, because defendants only pay settlements to claimants and their attorneys that they know will go to trial. If they don’t think that your attorney will take a case to trial, they’re not going to offer the kind of money that is needed to reflect the type of injuries and the way your life has been turned upside down. They’re not willing to pay the type of money to reflect all the dangers that somebody caused the community when they injured you and it put at risk a lot of other people, including maybe people in your family.
If you don’t really want to have to go to court, then you need to have an attorney that’s willing to go to court. So, there’s three things: you need to have an attorney that understands the true nature of your very serious injuries, you need to have an attorney that will actually try the case, and you need to have an attorney that will prepare to try the case or, if you decide you can get what you need, try to settle your case. You’re not going to be able to settle your case if you’re not prepared to try your case and get the kind of settlement that you really want. Those are the three criteria I would look for in selecting a personal injury attorney.
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