How to Know If Your Lawyer is Right for You
When you’ve been hurt because someone else either wasn’t paying attention or simply acted carelessly, you have a right to take legal action to recover full and fair compensation for all your losses. If you’ve never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit, though, you can quickly feel overwhelmed when trying to find the right attorney to handle your claim. What are the most important things you should look for when retaining legal counsel? How can you know you have the right person for the job?
Hire a Lawyer with Experience
Even if your case seems pretty clear, it can quickly become complicated. You want an attorney who understands both the law and the legal process, but who also knows the types of evidence that are most compelling to a judge and jury. An experienced lawyer will also be able to quickly assess whether you should take your claims to trial or seek to negotiate a settlement. A proven attorney will also have a solid understanding of the realistic value of your claims, so that you’re not inclined to settle for less than you deserve, but won’t also hold out for more than you can realistically expect.
It’s also important that your attorney have experience handling claims similar to yours, so that he or she will know what to expect, as well as any unique requirements related to your case. Whether you’ve suffered an injury because of medical malpractice or in a commercial truck accident, you want a lawyer who knows the factual and legal issues typically involved in those cases.
Hire a Lawyer with a Record of Getting Positive Results
You need to know that your attorney knows how to get the outcome you want, whether through a negotiated settlement or at trial. As you interview prospective attorneys, ask them about the results they have achieved for clients in the past.
Hire an Attorney You Can Work With
You may be able to settle your claim fairly quickly or it may take years for your case to go through trial and potential appeals. If you don’t have a good working relationship with your attorney, you’ll find it harder to do the things you need to do to get the results you want.
Contact the Law Office of Howard D. Popper
At the Law Offices of Howard D. Popper, we can help protect your rights. For a free initial consultationto discuss your options after any type of personal injury, contact our office online or call 973-993-8787 to set up an appointment. We have offices in Morristown and Newton.
We handle all personal injury claimson a contingent fee basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover damages for your losses.