The period following a catastrophic accident is almost always difficult and often confusing. Sometimes important decisions such as choosing a personal injury lawyer are rushed. So, what if you want to switch personal injury lawyers? Is that possible once the process has already started?
The quick and simple answer is yes, it is possible. There are considerations such as outstanding accounts, whether the case has gone to court and so on, but in most cases if a partnership between client and lawyer is not working out, a change in representation can be made.
The reasons why you may be considering a change vary, but whatever it is, you owe it to yourself to make sure you’re getting the best help available. Here are five things that you should look for in a personal injury law team to make sure you’re getting the best representation possible.
Like in any relationship, trust is paramount. It is built upon understanding and your confidence in the other person’s abilities, so talk to your lawyer and ask them any and all questions you have. Another good idea is to request client testimonials, which most experienced lawyers will have plenty of.
While most personal injury claims are settled out of court, it’s best to seek a professional with experience and confidence in the courtroom, should it come to that, and a good track record of winning cases. Ask your lawyer how many settlements they’ve won and how many of those were million-dollar settlements. It’s also important to find someone who is specialized in injury law. Claims can be complex and tricky to navigate, so expertise is a must.
You want a law team that is willing and has time to communicate, whether that’s on the phone, over email or in person. There’s a lot going on, and a good lawyer will educate and constantly update their client on a claim’s progress, answering all of their questions and returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
Depending on the details and complexity of your case, settling an injury claim can take a long time. It’s important to find someone who cares about your case as much as you do and who’s willing to stick it out for as long as it takes. Don’t ever settle for a lawyer who is less than committed and simply looking to close a case and collect.
When it comes to making a personal injury claim, time is of the essence, with crucial deadlines coming early on. This makes having time for you and your case one of the most important qualities to look for in an attorney. After you or a loved one has been injured, there tends to be an overwhelming mountain of things to do and to keep track of. This is why it’s important, when selecting representation, to find someone who is experienced and has a dedicated client relations team like Helping Hand to tackle your long legal to-do list so you can focus on your or your loved one’s recovery.