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5 Key Qualities To Look For In A Personal Injury Lawyer

By Don C. Prachthauser on August 14, 2015 // Leave a Comment

Sadly, bad things do indeed happen to good people. Lives can change in an instant when distracted or drunk driver’s cause serious and sometimes devastating injuries. The consequences may be lifelong medical and vocational challenges for the innocent victims. Getting the best medical and legal services available can be of great benefit to those who have been seriously injured by the negligent conduct of another person or business.

When confronted with a personal or family injury or accident, it can be difficult to research and find a personal injury attorney to represent your individual needs. Through our Legal Education Series and many of our educational blogs, our team at Murphy & Prachthauser is dedicated to helping you find the best answers for your legal questions.

Whether you choose to work with us or not, we want to provide you with the information you need to make informed legal decisions. Take a look at some simple tips to help you choose the right personal injury lawyer for your case:

How do I find the best lawyer to counsel and guide me through this time of tragedy and overwhelming challenges?

The strong recommendation from a trusted friend who knows a personal injury lawyer either through experience or by reputation can be a good way to find the legal help you will need. Friends or acquaintances that work as judges, doctors or lawyers can be a valuable resource to help you find the right lawyer to help you in your case.

What are the qualities I should look for in a personal injury lawyer?

  1. The best personal injury lawyers view law as a helping profession and not merely as a business.  Many of the outstanding personal injury lawyers I have met are motivated by the opportunity to solve problems for injured people and their families. Good lawyers will do what is best for their injured clients and their families. Often this means working very long hours and taking a case to trial, and if necessary, to an appellate court.  Some cases simply cannot reasonably be settled for an amount that is fair to the injured person. 
  1. The very best personal injury lawyers have earned the respect of their peers in their profession.  These lawyers who have been identified as the top of their profession by Best Lawyers in America.  Lawyers are listed in this national publication only because judges and lawyers familiar with their work have identified them as among the best in their field.  Lawyers who spend large amounts of money on TV and other marketing ventures cannot buy their way into this publication. 
  1. Choose a lawyer with extensive experience in the courtroom. The lawyers with the experience, knowledge and talent to present your case to a jury are the lawyers who are in the best position to settle your case without the need for a jury verdict. Be careful. Many of the lawyers who spend a qualities_in_a_personal_injury_lawyer_2015large amount of money marketing on TV have no reputation for success in the courtroom. Insurance companies and the lawyers who defend insurance companies, not surprisingly, know the lawyers who always settle their cases. They also know who will do whatever work is necessary to achieve a just result for those injured because of negligence. 
  1. Choose a lawyer who cares about you and is available to educate you and answer every question you may have during this difficult time in your life. 
  1. Medical bills, lost income, questions from insurance adjusters, health insurance forms can all seem overwhelming as you struggle to recover from serious injuries. The right personal injury attorney can answer most of your questions and greatly reduce your stress and worry as you focus on recovery from injuries. The best personal injury lawyers are very willing to explain to you in detail the many intricacies of the personal injury claim process.  Your lawyer should not make all of the decisions for you.  Rather, your lawyer should educate you so that you can make informed decisions regarding your case that are in the best interests of you and your family.

Do you have any questions for our team of personal injury attorneys? Let us know how we can help.

At Murphy & Prachthauser we practice personal injury law the way it should be practiced – motivated and equipped to do our best for you. We take pride in being good lawyers who help people. 

If you have a case you would like to speak to a lawyer about, please contact us to schedule a free consultation and get an experienced team of lawyers working on your behalf.New Call-to-action