While it’s true that approximately 95-96% of personal injury cases are settled before ever getting to trial, it’s still imperative that you have a quality personal injury attorney to represent your case. It might seem unnecessary if the vast majority of cases don’t go to trial, but a great lawyer is an asset you absolutely need to have.
That being said, finding a great lawyer can sometimes be a challenge. To help you find the best personal injury lawyers available to you, here are a few red flags that you should be on the lookout for during your search.
Lack of Compassion
Whether your injury was the result of someone else’s DUI or distracted driving, or something not driving-related at all, your lawyer should genuinely care about your case. This doesn’t mean you need to become best friends with your auto accident lawyer, but it does mean that your case should be more significant than just a file in a drawer somewhere. Your attorney should be willing to work with you through every step of the process, no matter how long it takes.
Lack of Experience
Experience is important, but even more important is a lawyer’s experience with your type of case. No two cases are the same, but if you were injured at work, you’re not going to work with an attorney whose primary experience is in DUI lawsuits. Make sure you’re asking your lawyer if they’ve had any cases similar to yours in the past and what kind of success they’ve had.
Lack of Communication
Your lawyer needs to communicate with you. Period. Success in a lawsuit, no matter the subject, requires communication between a lawyer and their client. First, your lawyer needs to learn about all of the details regarding your case. Then while you’re pursuing the case, you need to be able to contact your lawyer with any questions or concerns.
If your lawyer isn’t willing to communicate with you on simple matters, has no apparent compassion for your case, or has a general lack of experience needed to bring your case to trial, they’re not the right person for the job. If you need a qualified law firm to handle your personal injury case, contact us today for a consultation.