Were you seriously injured in an accident because of someone else’s actions? Whether the injury is physical or emotional, you can approach the court or the insurance company for a financial award to compensate you for your injuries and other damages. When doing that, you will need a good personal injury lawyer on your side. It is important that you do the research needed to find the right personal injury attorney for your case. Here are some tips to help you find the right personal injury lawyer for your case.
Finding a qualified Attorney
Personal injury is a specialized area of law in itself. Simply having a license to practice law before the court may not mean that the lawyer has the knowledge and experience to handle personal injury law and its complexities. Only a qualified personal injury lawyer will know all facets of your case and the compensation you may be entitled to. Many personal injury cases involve working with an insurance company. For the best outcome of your case, you will need an attorney who has established relationships with the auto and health insurance companies, and is someone who is aware of all the latest developments in both state statutes and the case law coming out of the courts.
To find a qualified personal injury lawyer, get the names of several lawyers and meet with each of them to discuss your claim. You can get referrals from referral services, friends and acquaintances. But make sure that you meet with the lawyers and discuss the case in detail before you make a decision. For these meetings, bring copies of all your documents: police report, medical records and bills, income loss information, and all correspondence with the insurance company. At The Reinken Law Firm, we do not charge a fee for an initial consultation.
Finding a Resourceful Law Firm
Typically, you get one shot with the law for your case, and personal injury litigations may get complicated. You will need a good attorney and a law firm with an excellent support staff and resources. To win a case, you need experienced investigators and auditors to locate witnesses and evaluate financial and medical records. Make sure that the firm has the skill and resources for your type of case.
Finding the Facts and Figures
There are some basic facts and figures you need to be aware of while looking for a personal injury lawyer. Having this information will help you make a realistic decision. Here are some questions you can ask to find out valuable information that will help with your decision.
- How long has the lawyer been in practice?
- What is the percentage of the lawyer’s practice that involves personal injury cases?
- Does the lawyer most often represent plaintiffs or defendants?
- How many lawyers would be handling the case? (Make sure that you meet all of them.)
- What are the expenses the client will be responsible for? (Get them in writing.)
- Is going to trial included in the expense list, or do you have to pay for it separately if it happens?
An experienced and qualified lawyer will take the long view and pursue a settlement that meets all of your needs. If you feel confident with the lawyer’s experience, and like their ideas on how to handle your case, you have probably found the right lawyer for your case.
The Reinken law Firm has 30 years of experience in handling many cases for victims of accidents in the Connecticut area. Do not delay in pursuing the damages to which you are entitled. If you have sustained an injury because of someone’s negligence, we can help. We focus on auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites and all other personal injury cases. Call 203-541-0090 or contact us via our online contact form.