Factors To Consider When Choosing The Best Personal Injury Attorney For Your Case
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, your choice of an attorney to represent you may be the most important decision you make in the course of your case. Not every lawyer is experienced in matters of catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and not every lawyer has a record of success in these matters.
At Shaffer Law, we understand that you may feel overwhelmed during this difficult time. We have put together a list of considerations to help you choose the best personal injury attorney for your specific case. We recommend asking the following questions when selecting a lawyer to represent you.
What is their experience?
Your attorney should have extensive experience in your type of personal injury case. For example, legal and insurance matters related to brain injuries, spine injuries, burn injuries and wrongful death can be very complex and present specific challenges. Often it takes decades of experience for an attorney to obtain optimal results for clients in catastrophic injury cases.
Do they have trial experience?
Your attorney should have trial experience. Not every attorney does, and not every attorney has litigated personal injury cases to verdict and won. Your attorney should be ready to take your case to trial if that is the best way to get you the maximum possible results you need for your injury. Most personal injury cases are resolved outside of court, but having an experienced trial lawyer on your side helps you negotiate from a position of strength when seeking compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
What are their results?
Your attorney should have a record of impressive results in personal injury cases in California. The heavy costs of a serious personal injury or wrongful death could affect your life for years to come, and it is crucial that your attorney knows how to seek the maximum available compensation for your losses now and in the future. The stakes are too high to put your case in the hands of a lawyer who does not have a proven record of results in personal injury cases.
Will they be there for you?
The attorney you choose should be accessible and personable. In short, your attorney should be there for you when you need them. If you have questions or concerns about your case, your attorney should respond to you in a timely manner and keep you updated on the status of your case.
At Shaffer Law, we are always there for our clients when they need us. We also have more than 30 years of experience and a long record of success in complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. For more on the high level of service and representation that we provide, please see a sample of our client testimonials.
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Our founding attorney, Douglas D. Shaffer, personally handles each case that we accept. For a free case review, please call us in Manhattan Beach, California, at 866-787-6392 or complete our contact form. Shaffer Law represents injury victims and their families throughout California.