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What to Look for When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the Right Attorney Can Make All the Difference

What to Look for When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer ImgWhen you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s wrongful or careless act, and you need legal counsel to protect your rights, one of the first things you’ll discover is that there are a lot of attorneys who will handle your case. You’re at a critical juncture, though, because your selection of counsel will typically make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. How can you know that you’re getting the right person for the job? What qualities should you look for in personal injury counsel?

Choosing Effective Legal Counsel

Here are the most important factors to consider when retaining a personal injury attorney:

  • Their record of success—Though past results are no guarantee of an outcome in your case, they will tell you much about the capabilities of a lawyer. Be willing to ask for references and take the time to talk with them. If your attorney can’t provide you with a number of successful outcomes, you will likely be paying to train them. That’s not what you want.
  • Their knowledge of the types of issues involved in your case—Though there are similarities in the handling of different types of personal injury claims, there’s significant benefit to having a lawyer who has handled your specific type of claim, be it a dog bite, an auto accident or a slip and fall. They’ll be familiar with the types of injuries or complications you may experience and can help ensure that you get full and fair compensation for all your losses.
  • Their willingness to get to know you—The best personal injury outcomes are typically built on a solid attorney-client relationship. When your lawyer takes the time to get to know you, he or she can tailor representation to meet your specific needs. When your attorney sees you as one of many clients, it’s not likely that they’ll put in the time and effort to help you get what you need.

Contact Howard D. Popper, P.C.

At Howard D. Popper, P.C., we can help protect your rights. For a free initial consultation to discuss your options after a motor vehicle accident 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 claims on a contingent fee basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover damages for your losses.