When you have a personal injury claim in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, you want to find a lawyer who will get you a good result. Your lawyer should also treat you well throughout the case. You might have only one chance to seek compensation, so you’ll want to choose representation carefully.
Finding the right attorney for your situation can be a challenge, particularly if you do not know many lawyers. It can help to know what you should look for in a Montgomery County personal injury lawyer.
Does experience in personal injury cases matter?
Yes, you want a lawyer with plenty of experience handling personal injury cases. Some attorneys dabble in many different areas of law. This does not leave them enough time to become highly skilled in a specific area. When you have a personal injury claim, you will want to work with a lawyer who has handled many cases like yours, not a few.
Are all personal injury attorneys the same?
No, some personal injury lawyers focus on one or two niche aspects of personal injury law, like medical malpractice and birth injury cases. Those lawyers might accept a car accident or some other type of personal injury case. However, these lawyers are unlikely to have much experience outside of their preferred niche.
You will want to find an attorney who handles your type of claim, whether your case involves:
- A car accident
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse
- Product liability
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical malpractice
- A dog bite
- A slip and fall accident
- Premises liability
- Another kind of personal injury case
Some personal injury firms with multiple attorneys can handle a variety of personal injury claims. Even if you don’t see your particular situation listed above, an attorney with relevant experience could manage your situation.
Look for a personal injury lawyer with a winning track record
You have a lot at stake when you choose someone to take care of your personal injury claim. The outcome of your case could affect your financial well-being for the rest of your life, depending on the gravity of your situation.
You will want to find someone who wins your type of personal injury case. You can check out examples of settlements and court verdicts on the law firm’s website. Also, you can bring up the subject during your initial consultation.
A personal injury attorney cannot tell you how much money you might get for your injury claim before talking to you and investigating your situation. You might, however, get some general information about a range of compensation in cases similar to yours.
A good personal injury lawyer listens to clients
Every personal injury client deserves to be treated with courtesy and respect. It is not just about the “warm fuzzies,” however. Your personal injury attorney should take the time to listen to you.
If your lawyer does not take the time to talk to you and listen to your concerns, you might not get a chance to convey important information about your case. There could be additional defendants, or you might have a more valuable claim than you realize. Use a law firm’s free consultation as an opportunity to gauge whether you feel listened to. Follow your instincts; if you feel like the representative is rushing to get you off the phone, you might want to continue your search.
Your personal injury attorney should make your case a priority
No one wants to feel like a number. The right personal injury lawyer for your case will prioritize you and your claim. Handling a case appropriately takes time and attention to detail.
Also, taking action on a personal injury claim is vital because of filing deadlines. Every personal injury lawsuit has a time limit, called the statute of limitations. Our state law says that you have to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within two years.
If you miss the deadline, you will forever lose the right to go after compensation from the party that injured you or your loved one. You do not want a personal injury lawyer who procrastinates about taking action on your claim.
Are consultations important before selecting a personal injury lawyer?
Yes. Regardless of how impressive a law firm might look on paper, the only way to find out whether an attorney is a good fit for you is to talk to their team. Whether in-person or online, meeting the candidates’ employees can provide a wealth of information.
Be sure to find out before scheduling if the consultation is free. Most personal injury firms offer free initial consultations. However, it is a smart idea to confirm that issue before the meeting.
Connect with our firm today
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we have multiple lawyers who handle a wide variety of personal injury cases in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We are happy to provide a free initial consultation with no obligation. You can call us today at (215) 642-2335 to get started.