3 Ways to Value Your Personal Injury LawyerThere are times where lack of legal representation can cost you dearly. There are also times when hiring the wrong kind of representation can hurt you. And then there are times when no legal representation is needed. How can you get proper legal help for a serious case? This blog guide can help.
In a serious personal injury lawsuit, having a serious lawyer is essential. If you hire one without experience, it can cost you money, and sometimes quite a lot. On the other hand, if the accident is minor and there was little to no injury, even if the event is someone's fault, you need rarely need a lawyer.
The next question is to ask how to differentiate value between the many lawyers you are considering. How many is that? Hopefully more than one. You should consult with as many lawyers as you possibly can, but only lawyers who offer to review your case without charge.
From the case review, you can see the value of an experienced, helpful, and professional personal injury lawyer. He or she can help you win.
Value Point 1, Big Settlement
This is obvious: a bad lawyer loses, a good lawyer wins. But it's not quite as cut and dry as that. A bad lawyer may win, but the damages may be smaller than necessary. A good lawyer has more value because her or she can protect your interests in court. If you slip, fall, break a leg, and suffer extreme pain and suffering, and this is because of a mistake where liability is clear, a large settlement is fair. An experienced lawyer can explain your rights, best advise you on decisions, and defend you in court.
Value Point 2, Stay Out of Court
Most personal injury lawsuits stay out of court, and this is good for you. A good lawyer can advise you on whether to take an out of court settlement or not. Using the slip and fall as an example, you may face an insurer with big pocket books, and they offer you a big check. Should you take it or ask for more? That is a critical decision you should not make alone, without legal counsel. And the legal counsel should be prepared to make a counter offer as well.
Value Point 3, Protect Your Future
In the end, personal injury lawsuits are about more than money and punishment. Sometimes your life is forever changed. Sometimes you have a family you can no longer work to support. The greatest value an experienced personal injury lawyer has is not in helping you get that big check, but in ensuring your life can continue without financial strife and high medical bills.