Finding a personal injury lawyer is not difficult. Finding a good personal injury lawyer can be more challenging. Your personal injury suit may impact your medical and financial future, so you want to find the best injury lawyers in Bucks County. To narrow down the lawyer that is right for your case, remember some important ‘R’ words.
First and foremost, take stock of where you are receiving information from about an attorney. If you know where to look, the internet provides valuable resources for determining a lawyer’s fit. Be sure to check out:
- Online reviews
- Peer referrals
- Internet research
If you have learned of a firm through an ad, dig deeper to find out if fellow lawyers recommend them. Read client testimonials and Google reviews. Just as you would use an additional source to verify information found on Wikipedia, find some supporting information to determine if a lawyer holds up.
Being highlighted by official organizations for achievements or excellence is obviously a good sign. Many lawyers prominently list accolades or certifications they have received on their site or in their bios.
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You may not know what recognition and awards to look for. Some common rankers or accolades could be:
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers
- AV ratings
- National Trial Lawyers
- Better Business Bureau
AV ratings relate to ethical standards, while Super and Best Lawyers contain peer reviews and recommendations. You can also keep an eye out for awards in specific practice areas, such as litigation or personal injury.
You may have a lawyer you used in the past or know friends or family who practice law. They may be excellent at what they do. However, you are searching for an injury lawyer who can handle your unique case. For instance, if you were injured in a car accident, look for a firm that handles those types of cases.
If you injured your ankle, you can go to your general practitioner first, or you can choose to see a specialist, such as a podiatrist. Similarly, following a car accident in which you were struck by a truck driver, you could select an injury attorney who works in general motor vehicle collisions, but even better would be finding a lawyer who specializes in truck accidents. This attorney will know more about laws relating to truck drivers, common defenses used by opponents, and specific evidence that can bolster your case. The best injury lawyer for you will have a focus practice area.
Some lawyers want to get a case over as soon as possible so they can get paid. Other firms prioritize high profile cases, putting so-called “minor” injury cases on the back burner. You want an injury lawyer who gives your case the attention it needs and is willing to take it as far as necessary.
To determine if your lawyer is resolved to see your case through, consider these questions:
- Is this firm committed to my case, regardless of its size?
- Will this firm pursue compensation in court if necessary?
- Does this firm make promises it can keep?
Be wary of promises that are impossible to guarantee or statements that seem too good to be true. Moreover, look for injury attorneys who offer free consultations and do not get paid until you do.
You can also research how often a firm takes cases to court or if they seem eager to settle. Quick settlements may not be in your best interest. After all, you may want to hire an injury attorney specifically to combat an insurance company that wants to settle as soon as possible; a lawyer who wants to do the same may not have the same goals you do.
The top injury lawyers reap what they sow. Many firms list their case results on their sites, demonstrating that they do get recoveries for their clients. You can look for individual case results to see what is possible for your accident type and determine the firm’s success rate. The results should speak for themselves.
Finally, do not be afraid to ask! Ask a firm how they handle their cases, how often they go to court, and if they have been recognized in their field. In other words, you can interview them for the job.
Ask If Cordisco & Saile LLC Is the Right Fit
Our firm is listed on Super Lawyers and has been granted preeminent status on AV, in addition to being named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We have over 200 five-star Google ratings from clients and are proud of our accident victims’ results, but do not take our word for it. Call our office today to determine for yourself if we rate among the best injury lawyers in Bucks County. More importantly, talk to us about how we could be the best lawyer for you! Call (215) 642-2335.