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What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

Monday, August 26th, 2019 By

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

One of the most significant things you can do to support your personal injury case is to choose the right legal representation, and by hiring the very best attorney for the job you’ll be able to reap the benefits of the expertise and support that’s needed for more optimal outcomes.

There are always going to be many factors and considerations you’ll have to take into account when it comes to hiring your attorney, but the process of deciphering your best options is many times straightforward. There’s no denying how rigorous the researching and interviewing can be when it comes to these types of hiring decisions, so we’ve provided the following factors to help you better understand if a certain lawyer is the perfect choice for your case.

We are more than confident in the capabilities of all our attorneys, and by going through this article we are confident you’ll be even more rest assured that we have what it takes to provide your case with the utmost, professional care that drives the most favorable results.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about how our firm can help you and your case. We know you’ll have plenty of questions after going through the following list of things to look for in your personal injury attorney, so we’re always available to talk and help you schedule a free consultation.

We fully understand how important your case is to you, so we advise you to consider the following factors/criteria when you’re looking for a personal injury attorney:

Hire an Attorney from A Practice That Exclusively Focuses on Personal Injury Law

You’re undoubtedly going to come across some law firms and lawyers who try to do it all, so it’s important to hone in on an attorney who primarily focuses on specific areas of the law, in this case personal injury law. The main reason for this is because personal injury law is very intricate and many times entails specialized practices and rules, so you’re never going to want to hire a ‘Jack of all trades, but Master of None’. When it comes down to it, you’ll always be risking the overall quality of your legal representation when you choose an attorney who isn’t a personal injury law expert.

Here at DuBoff & Associates, we specialize in serving injury and accident victims throughout Maryland, Virginia and the D.C. Metro Area. Some of our more popular practice areas include bicycle accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, product liability, medical malpractice and so much more within personal injury law!

Choose an Attorney That Has A Successful Trial Track Record

There are countless lawyers out there who claim to exclusively deal with personal injury cases, but in reality they’ve never been inside a courtroom. This is because they’ll take on your case and then put pressure on you to settle for a meager amount from insurance companies.

There’s no denying how aggressive insurance companies are, and they know which lawyers and firms are more than willing to take cases to trial, and which lawyers tend to settle quickly. This is sometimes an overlooked aspect of personal injury law, but it really is crucial to hire an attorney who has ample experience taking cases to trial because you’ll ultimately be putting your case at a huge disadvantage without this type of legal experience supporting you.

Select an Attorney with A Track Record of High Settlements and Verdicts

Personal injury cases always affect you and your family, and they’re so crucial because these types of cases are your opportunity to be rightfully compensated for all the damages a specific injury created. If you’re undergoing a serious injury, it’s imperative that you hire an attorney who you know can deliver a large settlement.

Not every case is worth $1 million and more, but you shouldn’t be afraid to ask prospective attorneys about their biggest cases and reach out for past client referrals. By going through an attorney’s past, you’ll get a much better indication as to their previous accomplishments and overall track record, which will help you decipher if the attorney can deliver the type of settlement or trial verdict you’re after.

Choose an Attorney with The Necessary Resources to Take Your Case Seriously

One of the many reasons why you should always choose a personal injury expert is because these types of cases will many times require rigorous investigations that are expensive to prepare and conduct. Countless personal injury cases will require attorneys to devote a lot of time solely to one case, and attorneys will many times need to have the resources available to hire all types of medical experts, economists, accident reconstructionists, rehabilitation specialists and life care planners to collaborate with on your behalf.

There are many instances in which properly preparing a personal injury case can exceed $100,000, so you’ll want to ensure that your attorney has the necessary financial resources to successfully prepare your case.

Choose an Attorney That Solely Represents Injury and Accident Victims

There are a lot of personal injury law firms that try to represent both accident victims and insurance companies, but you should always avoid firms that try to have it both ways.

It’s crucial to understand where your attorney’s loyalty rests, so you’ll be putting your case in better hands by choosing a firm that only represents accident victims.

Select an Attorney Who Is Willing to Utilize A Contingency Fee for Your Case

A contingency fee essentially entails an agreement that you’ll not pay attorney fees unless you recover compensation for your case’s damages. You can be more rest assured in your attorney’s confidence and belief in your case when you hire someone who consents to work for a contingency fee.

Contact DuBoff & Associates Today to Schedule A Free Consultation!

We are by far one of the most reputable personal injury law firms in the region that’s comprised of Silver Spring, Bowie, College Park, Landover and Upper Marlboro Injury & Accident Attorneys who have been helping accident victims receive their rightful compensation for decades.

If you have any further questions for us and would like to learn more about how we can support you and your case, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can begin the first steps towards achieving your optimal case results!

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