If you find yourself in need of a Georgia personal injury attorney, it is important to understand some of the basic characteristics to look for in your legal advocate. Choosing the right individual to represent you in your case can mean the difference between securing the maximum compensation available to you or nothing at all.
Takes time to listen
First, your personal injury lawyer must have the time and patience to listen to your interpretation of the events in your case, how those events have affected you, and your expectations moving forward. In other words, only work with an attorney who treats you with the care and concern you deserve.
Listen carefully to the explanation your prospective personal injury attorney gives regarding the services he or she can provide in your case. The attorney should provide complete transparency with regards to the expectations for success in your case, along with the fees and expenses to be paid upon settlement or verdict. Your attorney should explain the entire process from start to finish, including an honest assessment of the time it may take to reach a settlement or the conclusion of a trial.
As it concerns the pertinent matters of your case, your attorney should address all of your questions and concerns in a timely manner. To get a sense of what you may expect from a particular attorney in this regard, it may be beneficial to obtain references from the attorney or do independent research online to evaluate the law firm’s ratings or reviews. Look for five-star feedback from previous clients on attorney review sites or on the law firm’s social media pages.
Possesses strong experience and track records related to your type of claim
It is absolutely essential that your prospective personal injury attorney has considerable experience handling cases exactly like yours in the past. Verify your attorney’s experience first before signing an engagement letter, fee agreement and/or contract for representation. While no lawyer or firm can guarantee results, you want to make sure you hire a team who routinely handles injury claims. After all, you wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your car; make sure to hire a lawyer who focuses on injury cases.
Reputation and strong industry connections
Personal injury attorneys who have built and maintain strong relationships with other industry professionals possess resources that can be highly beneficial for their clients. This includes access to expert witnesses (scientific, engineering, medical, etc.) who may offer vital testimony to support your case.
If you or your loved one has sustained a personal injury in Georgia due to the negligence of someone else, the injury attorneys at Harris Lowry Manton LLP can help. We can evaluate the facts of your case and put together a plan to pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf. To set up a free consultation, call us today at 404.998.8847 in Atlanta or 912.417.3774 in Savannah. You may also use our contact form to send us a consultation request.