An accident and resulting injury can happen just about anywhere. It can happen while you are driving to the supermarket, while you are at work, while you are taking a stroll along the sidewalk, during a medical treatment, while you are using a product, while you are at an amusement park or while you are at a friend’s house that has a dog. In the event that your injury is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you should consult with a personal injury attorney as you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Choosing a good attorney to handle your claim is an important step in successfully resolving your case and obtaining the full compensation that you deserve. Although selecting the right attorney may be a difficult process, it is should not overwhelm you. If you know what to look for, the process will proceed much smoother. Below are five (5) characteristics of a good attorney that should help you find the best personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
One of the most important things an attorney needs to be is compassionate. Personal injury clients are victims injured by the negligence or recklessness of another party. Often times, such clients suffer more than physical injuries. They are most often emotionally and mentally injured as well. As such, a good personal injury attorney must view his clients as a person instead of just another case.
A good attorney also needs to be involved in every aspect of the case. A lawyer who pawns his clients off on legal assistants and paralegals may not be aware of every aspect of the client’s case. Although these staff members are an integral part of a personal injury team, it is important for a lawyer to be involved in every step and part of his client’s case.
A personal injury lawyer needs to be responsive to his client’s questions and concerns. There is nothing more frustrating for a client than requesting information from his or her client and not getting a response back.
A successful injury lawyer is thorough. Personal injury cases involve various types of potential damages, such as physical injuries, emotional injuries, and other expenses. A good personal injury attorney will need to gather all pertinent information to thoroughly assess and establish his client’s damages.
A good attorney needs to be reasonable. No attorney can determine the exact amount of pain and suffering his personal injury client is entitled to. However, based on his experience and the extent of the damages, he should be able to approximately value the case. If the lawyer takes an unreasonable position with respect to the damages, he may hinder a potentially successful negotiation of the case.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today!
Were you or a loved one injured as a result of the negligence of another party? Please contact a Orange County Personal Injury Attorney to learn about your rights and obtain the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.