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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

28th April 2010
By Jamie Hanson in Personal Injury
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Accident is an unforeseen mishap resulting in injuries, both physical and psychological. These unforeseen occurrences can happen due to motor accidents, workplace mishaps, medical malpractices, and faulty products or for any other reasons. Injuries can be of a permanent nature like disability, damage to body part, and loss of wages due to hospitalization or job due to disability, mental anxiety and many such things. If such personal injury is on account of wrongdoing or negligence on the part of some other person, you can claim compensation.

To claim compensation you need to hire a competent personal injury lawyer to represent you. Now, where do you find a lawyer who can ably advice and fight your case as well as be conversant with the type of injury you suffer from. The most common method is to use a phone directory or the Internet. You will be flooded with a number of options, but will be unable to analyze the lawyers' listing by getting swayed by their propaganda and advertisements. To find a competent lawyer to handle your injury claim and choose the best for your case, proper research is necessary.

Take sometime to do research. Get in touch with real clients and collect as much information about lawyers to satisfy your queries. Go through peer reviews, endorsements from other attorneys, their experience and accomplishments. This is the appropriate approach to find a reputable attorney because selecting a redoubtable and accomplished attorney could be one of the important decisions after suffering personal injury.

A thorough research will help you create a list of potential personal injury lawyers. Fix appointments and schedule personal meetings with them and their support staff. The lawyer will handle negotiations and litigation, but the paralegals or support staff will be responsible for constructing and organizing your case as well as monitor the day-to-day progress. Make sure they are patient, listen to your concerns and conduct themselves professionally. Such direct meetings will help you judge their ability, experience and proficiency in legal matters pertaining to your claims case.

You should also take care to find out whether the attorney is overburdened. Chances are that an overburdened personal injury lawyer will not have much time to comply with your priorities and requests. This may hamper progress. In addition the lawyer should have access to expert analysts and deconstructionists with a good working rapport with them, for expert analysis of the case.

The personal injury lawyer's experience and history of success rate has also to be taken into account. This should be one of the most important determining factors in deciding to hire a lawyer for your case. A lawyer may have handled numerous cases, but if his success rate is low the numbers are useless. Find and select a lawyer who has managed injury cases similar to yours with verdicts in favor of the victim.

Lastly, seek the details of their fees. Enquire if they are willing to work on a no win, no fee basis. Assessing the total cost involved to hire their services beforehand will help you plan your finances.

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