Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
Choosing a personal injury lawyer and pursuing compensation after an accident can be challenging. But there is a lot at stake when you’re injured, including your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
Most personal injury lawyers are there to help. But not every attorney gives your case the best odds at success or offers the level of comfort you want from someone responsible for getting you the compensation you need.
While skill, experience, and a record of success are some things you should pay attention to, some red flags to avoid when hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Some law firms have extensive practice areas. When an attorney covers too many cases, they might not develop the knowledge and understanding required to excel at personal injury law. Look for a lawyer who concentrates on helping people injured or harmed by someone’s negligence. This focus allows them to bring a higher level of care that your case deserves.
Personal injury lawyers explore the facts of a case. They collect evidence, testimony, and documentation. They also listen to their instincts and should urge you to do the same. If something about a prospective lawyer does not feel right to you, move on. Clients rightfully expect a lot from attorneys because so much is on the line. Your attorney represents you. You have a right to feel comfortable and confident with your legal representation.
There are many details and deadlines in a personal injury case. You deserve an attorney who dots I’s and crosses T’s, not someone who lets things slide.
A competent attorney doesn’t need to be a neat freak. But if you go into a law office that is not clean, has piles of unfiled documents, or doesn’t feel like a professional workspace, you might want to keep looking.
Clear and consistent communication is vital to the success of your case. You don’t want communications with your attorney to be a problem. You are the client, and you should get regular updates. If you leave a message or send an email, you should get a reply within 24 hours.
If your attorney ignores your messages or is not communicative, it could mean that they:
Most personal injury cases end with a settlement but not always. If a lawyer is pressuring you to settle, it may mean that they:
Personal injury attorneys get paid when you get paid either through a settlement or jury verdict. However, the decision to accept a settlement or file a lawsuit is yours to make.
The Kemmy Law Firm is a legal team dedicated to getting results for you and your loved ones.
The decision to hire an attorney is a serious one. We invite you to call the Kemmy Law Firm to learn why so many people choose us.
Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.
When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.