Finding The Right Personal Injury Lawyer
Tips and important factors to consider when choosing the best personal injury attorney for your potential case. Whether you need a lawyer to potentially bring your case to trial, or need guidance on your potential case, finding an experienced lawyer you are comfortable working with is extremely important.
Looking For An Experienced Attorney
Many attorneys claim to handle personal injury cases, but also practice other types of law. Finding someone who specializes in personal injury litigation is of critical importance. An experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to take your case to trial if necessary. At The Reinartz Law Firm, we prepare all personal injury lawsuits as if they will go to trial. Using this approach, we work diligently to pursue the maximum compensation possible for our clients' damages.
It is a good idea to ask your potential lawyer about their trial experience. There are also many good resources on-line that list personal injury lawyers in your area and discuss their experience, education, case results, and more.
Working on a Contingency Basis
Most experienced attorneys work on personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that an attorney's fees are based on a percentage of the total compensation award. This is a great option for plaintiffs who do not have the necessary money to pay an attorney out-of-pocket for legal services. It typically also means the attorney who accepts your case is confident about your case and will work hard to obtain the maximum possible compensation.
At The Reinartz Law Firm, we accept personal injury cases on a full contingency basis.
Big Firm or Small Firm?
There are pros and cons when working with large and small firms. Large firms have more staff at their disposal and typically spread casework out among multiple lawyers and paralegals. While this may be an efficient way for a firm to handle a large volume of cases, the downside is that clients may not have access to a single point of contact at the firm with intimate knowledge of their case. Additionally, daily handling of cases is often handled by junior attorneys, who may not have the same experience as more senior trial attorneys.
At the Reinartz Law Firm, our clients deal with a small group of dedicated legal professionals who specialize in personal injury cases, and clients have direct access to the lawyer handling their case.
Open Lines of Communication
Communication is key when choosing a personal injury attorney. Feeling comfortable with your attorney is important when it comes to asking questions and getting answers. Does your lawyer take time to answer your questions? Does your lawyer keep you updated about your case? Does your lawyer explain the legal process so that you can make informed decisions regarding your case?
A lawyer should be able to listen and understand your concerns, and provide meaningful feedback on a regular basis. At The Reinartz Law Firm, we pride ourselves and effective regular communication with clients.
Look at Client Reviews
Looking at the reviews of prior clients is good way to research a lawyer. Most listing sites have reviews built into their platforms. Google reviews are an excellent way to evaluate a lawyer's performance.
At The Reinartz Law Firm, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. Check out our Google reviews to read some of the things our clients say about us.
Offering a Free Consultation
Most personal injury lawyers will offer a free case evaluation, where the details of your case can be discussed. This is to determine if your injuries are compensable, and to evaluate the potential strengths and weaknesses of a claim.
At The Reinartz Law Firm, we offer a free initial consultation where we analyze the specifics of the potential case, and provide an honest evaluation.