Tip #1 – Choose a Lawyer who only handles Personal Injury Cases.
Every area of law has its own specific rules, regulations and nuances. Specifically, Personal injury law, can be very complex, detailed and may involve many specific local rules not to mention specific laws pertaining to each type of personal injury claim. Attorney’s who handle many types of cases including divorces, wills, trusts or bankruptcies, can be Jack of all trades but a Master in none. Insurance companies have a knack for knowing this and will not give in just to any lawyer. Not knowing how to handle a injury case can adversely affect the full settlement value and outcome of your case. Its just like having an arm fracture but going to an ear nose and throat specialist for medical care. Always Choose a reputable California personal injury lawyer to handle your injury case.
Tip #2 – Choose an attorney who isn’t afraid of going to trial, if needed.
Many, if not most attorneys, who advertise to get cases, have never tried a case themselves. They take your case with the intention to just settle for the first amount they receive from the carrier. Insurance companies do their research, if they know your attorney does not have a reputation of going to trial, they will take advantage of this and make lowball offers or make little or no effort to resolve and settle your case. Choose wisely.
Tip #3 – Choose a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of obtaining large settlements.
If you have a case with catastrophic injuries, it’s important to know that your attorney can deliver a large settlement. Look them up and see their credentials, awards, settlements and what top multi-million dollar associations they are a part of. Talk to the attorney you wish to hire and if you feel comfortable with them then retain them BUT do your research.