If you’re injured, an attorney with personal injury and trial experience is the best choice.
No one plans or wants to have an accident or suffer other injury, but if it happens you’ll want the best legal team on your side. Choosing the right attorney is a serious matter. This is particularly important when you’ve been injured, whether as the victim of a motor vehicle accident or because of premises liability, medical malpractice, or have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one.
It’s crucial to select an attorney with trial experience, because a personal injury attorney should always seek to obtain the maximum available compensation for accidental injuries or wrongful death.
“The most compelling reason to hire an attorney with trial experience is that the insurance companies know which attorneys will take a case to trial and which ones will not,” notes King Law Managing Shareholder Greg King, who founded King Law Firm in 1995.
“The insurance industry will never award attorneys who don’t try cases the fair value of their clients’ claims, because if the attorney has a reputation for settling rather than litigating, there is no risk to the insurance company,” King explains.
Before hiring an attorney, you want to ensure that the attorney you will be working with has the necessary experience, so always ask for their record of results. When considering an attorney, ask the following:
What percentage of your cases end up with the filing of a lawsuit?
Of those, how many actually go to trial?
What is your win/loss record?
What are your largest total judgment cases and for what amounts?
It’s not unusual for a personal injury case to be settled prior to trial. In fact, this happens frequently, but you still want to hire an attorney who is skilled in the art of trying cases. Otherwise, you won’t receive full value for your claim. And make no mistake, insurance companies definitely know which firms/attorneys “just settle” and which ones try cases effectively on behalf of their clients.
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