Choosing a personal injury lawyer is not an easy decision. Getting the help of the right lawyer could make or break the outcome of your claim. While every personal injury lawyer will have different strengths and weaknesses, there are some qualities they should have in common. During your consultation with a prospective personal injury lawyer, check to see if your lawyer possesses the following valuable qualities:
Good communication skills: A good lawyer will know how to communicate well, both orally and in writing. Good communication skills are essential to argue convincingly in the courtroom before juries and judges. It will go a long way in effectively conveying the client’s damages.
Good research and documentation skills: Research plays an important role in personal injury law. 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: All the components of a personal injury claim operate on a timeline. A lawyer should be aware of the different timeframes, including filing deadlines, statutes of limitations and every court date, to avoid the case being thrown out of court. Punctuality is crucial in a personal injury lawyer.
Ability to ask the right questions: Asking the right questions is an important quality a good personal injury lawyer should have. A good lawyer will know exactly how to obtain the most important and relevant information. It is vital to hire a lawyer who is willing to ask the difficult questions and gather all the information to obtain compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm are experienced and knowledgeable. Our lawyers have excellent communication skills and know how to negotiate for our clients. We offer skilled representation backed by many years of experience handling personal injury claims. Call 203-541-0090.