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What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2020 | Firm News, Personal Injury

Injuries of any kind tend to be devastating. Learning to overcome your personal injury incident and move forward is never easy—and lengthy and stressful court cases don’t make it any easier.

Fortunately, by finding a personal injury attorney that is experienced in the local area, you can finally move past your case and your incident for the better and begin to rebuild your life again. The question, however, is how to determine what makes a good personal injury attorney and why.

Without a good attorney on your side, this simple task can become significantly more difficult than it needs to be. Thus, by taking into account what to look for in a good personal injury attorney as you search for the one that’s right for you, you can find an attorney that is sure to represent you in the best way possible and get the best outcome without fail.

  1. Their Credentials and Experience

The first thing you will want to look at when analyzing which attorney is right for you is what their credentials and experience indicate. A good attorney will have extensive experience in their industry and will have dealt with countless cases similar to your own.

Furthermore, a good attorney will also have credentials to back their experience, which can be found online with ease. These credentials can be their certifications, their college education, their previous client recommendations, and their track record. All of these will help you to determine whether they are qualified to represent you or not.

  1. Their Online Ratings and Reviews

The next thing you will want to analyze when comparing attorneys are their online ratings and reviews. According to Forbes, “84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation.” The reason for this is that online reviews can say a lot about a business or a business professional.

While many people think of sites like Yelp as food-centric, businesses also have ratings on these apps, including the most professional and involved attorneys. For this, looking at their online ratings and reviews is truly the best way to discern whether they are qualified or not.

  1. What Their Track Record Looks Like

Similar to their online reviews and ratings, an attorney’s track record is highly important to review. If the attorney doesn’t have a solid track record of successful court cases specifically in the personal injury field, they likely will not be able to help you with your case and your damages request.

However, if you see a track record that is highly impressive with reviews and ratings to match, you should certainly move on to the next comparison step. A qualified and experienced attorney with wins under their belt is the key to a successful personal injury case.

  1. Whether They Specialize in Personal Injury or not

Although there are many attorneys out there that claim to be ‘jacks of all trades’, whenever you are looking to prepare the best case, it is crucial that the attorney you choose specializes in the case type you need help with.

After all, the difference between a car accident case and a personal injury case is massive, which is why choosing a specialist in your given case is essential. Fortunately, there are many firms that have multiple people specializing in different fields for you to choose from. For this reason, don’t rule any firm out completely before calling them and asking about their specializations.

  1. How Close They are to You

Lastly, the biggest problem that many individuals dealing with personal injury cases come across when hiring attorneys is distance. After analyzing your options, you may feel as though the best person for the job may be cross-state or cross-country.

Unfortunately, even with their credentials and other elements in line, their distance is sure to cause problems for your case and for your evidence acquisition. With this said, finding a qualified local personal injury attorney is the best way to handle any personal injury case.

If you or a loved one is currently looking for a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney in Clay County, don’t hesitate to call us today at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A.. We will be happy to share all of our greatest qualities with you and create the best case possible along the way!