During your consultation with a prospective personal injury lawyer, check to see if your lawyer has the following valuable qualities:
Good communication skills: A good lawyer will know how to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Good research and documentation skills: A lawyer should have the ability to research specific laws and statutes, prior comparable cases, and the elements of the case at hand. Good documentation is also necessary to present a clear and convincing case. A good lawyer should be able to carefully document and organize everything from the client’s medical records and police reports to eyewitness statements and other legal documents.
Ability to negotiate: A good personal injury lawyer should have the ability to negotiate with the insurance company and get the compensation the client deserves.
Punctuality: A lawyer should be aware of the different timeframes, including filing deadlines, statutes of limitations and every court date to avoid having the case thrown out of court.
Ability to ask the right questions: Asking the right questions is a very important quality an effective personal injury lawyer should have. A good lawyer will know exactly how to obtain the most important and relevant information.