Like any other professional you hire –from contractors to doctors – research is key in ensuring your satisfaction later on. The same is true for hiring a personal injury attorney. No one can predict the future and not all lawyers will turn out the way you expected, but doing your homework from the beginning is the best way to give yourself peace of mind.
Whether you have been attacked by a dog, slipped and fell on a city street, or experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), choosing the right personal injury lawyers to represent you will be of critical importance. Being properly compensated for your injuries starts with a legal professional who brings experience, skill and tenacity to the table.
So…how do you know if you have hired the right personal injury attorney? Here are some signs:
They are Attentive to Your Needs Before You Hire Them
Their first trait to look for is attentiveness. When you call them to set up your initial consultation, take note how responsive they are and how eager they are to sit down with you. Does it seem like it’s a chore to them? Do they put you off for a week, trying to fit you into their schedule? Or do they do all they can to make the meeting happen immediately either over the phone or in person?The way in which a personal injury attorney treats prospective clients speaks volumes about their professionalism and character. A lawyer should never make you feel like an inconvenience or a bother.
You Get Through to Your Lawyer in a Timely Manner
Lawsuits can be extremely complicated,drawn out and draining. The whole process can stretch months and even years depending on the complexity of the case and the number of parties involved. You will understandably have a lot of questions and concerns throughout the process. Knowing you can get in touch with your lawyer when you need to is of paramount concern. If you get a call back from your lawyer within a quick period of time, like same day, then you know you’ve made the right choice.
Your Lawyer is Up Front and Transparent With You
Victory is never certain, and in the legal world this is certainly true. Attorneys who guarantee a win and promise you riches are flat out lying. No lawyer worth his or her salt will sugar coat the process. In fact, they should be the first ones to tell you what a long road it will be. You don’t want to be misled about the outcome because many times, it’s not cut and dried. A good attorney will tell you both sides, as well as give you a realistic time frame to resolution. And while it’s your lawyer’s job to estimate settlements, there is really no way to tell in advance what the exact amount would be. The best thing your lawyer can do is rely on their experience and expertise to provide you with reasonable expectations for your case. Honest assessments are key.
They Pay Attention to Detail
A lawyer’s attention to detail will strengthen your case. A skilled PI attorney will be able to recall facts, dates and details about your case, what stage it’s currently in, what issues have come up, how to resolve them and what your concerns were the last time you chatted.If your attorney is constantly having to go over paperwork, get caught up allover again, and forgets when you last spoke, this is a waste of your valuable time. Good personal injury lawyers will be thoroughly prepared for every client meeting, taking the time to not only listen to your concerns but get the answers to them too.
Contact Kuzyk Law
Our lawyers possess all of the above traits, giving you peace of mind in the hiring process. Rest assured, you will get attention to detail, prompt service and complete honesty whenever you talk to us. Contact us for a free consultation now at 661-945-6969.