How To Select The Right Personal Injury Lawyer 

Personal injury claim note pinned on the bulletin boardWhen you are injured and need a personal injury lawyer to advocate for you, you will likely find a long list of potential attorneys.

You might not know where to start or which one to choose, but if you are picky and strategic with your options, you will be able to find the right one for you.

Here are some factors to look for when choosing an attorney: 

Initial Consultation 

Most attorneys offer free initial consultations to review how your injury happened and determine if you have a successful case on your hands. During the initial consultation, you can feel free to ask the attorney questions and make sure that you feel comfortable with him or her. Professionally, attorneys are not allowed to pester you or disclose anything if you decide not to choose them, so you have nothing to lose while contacting an attorney. 

Location 

The laws of states often vary from state to state. States all have different statutes of limitations and rules for causes of actions, so it is recommended that you hire an attorney that is located in your area so that you can ensure that he or she knows the rules applicable to your location. Furthermore, you will want an attorney that will be able to come see you and the other parties, experts, and witnesses involved with your case.

If a personal injury attorney is located too far away, the chances of meeting up or having an important party to your lawsuit connected with is lowered, so make sure that your attorney will be readily available to you. 

Experience 

The more years of experience a law firm has, the more well-equipped an attorney will be to represent you. Not much can beat actual experience. Additionally, make sure that your attorney specifically has experience in personal injury law, as opposed to different types of law.  

Time 

You need an attorney that will have the time to fight for your case in addition to the other clients that he or she may currently have. You should look for an attorney that will be available for you to contact whenever you have a question or concern pertaining to your case. Make sure that you can easily contact your attorney with a swift response throughout your case. 

Reviews 

A good way to see if an attorney is competent and will bring the results that you require is reading reviews from current and past clients. There are several websites (such as Avvo.com) that clients can go on and review attorneys for free. Simply Google search the attorney’s name and location, and you will likely see client reviews.

Keep in mind that these reviews are not a tell-all, but it may give you a better understanding of who the attorney and law firm is so that you can make a more informed decision. 

Contact Us 

If you need to sue someone for a personal injury, feel free to contact our experienced attorneys at The O’Brien Law Firm to ask us any questions you may have about how we will be ready and fit to represent you. We offer free consultations and look forward to getting to know you. Contact us at: (716) 907-7777 

 

Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Injured man and his wife meet with a personal injury lawyer.There are many claims that fall under personal injury law.

Vehicle accidents, slip and falls, workers compensation, products liability, and wrongful death are all possible claims that you can recover compensation for within the field of personal injury law.

Hiring an attorney to review the facts behind your injury will give you the possibility to recover monetarily.

Vehicle Accidents

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are one of the most common reasons why people need personal injury attorneys. Accidents not only happen every day but can also happen to any driver or passenger on the road. In addition to dealing with the grief of potential vehicle damage and insurance companies, you may also need medical attention for your injuries. The entire situation can oftentimes be very costly, but you deserve to be compensated for the costs that you incur due to the negligence of other people.

Workers Compensation

Employers may be liable for injuries that happen to you while you are working. Whether you now have a medical condition obtained during your course of business or your employer was negligent in maintaining the work area, you may be able to receive compensation through insurance. Furthermore, if you were driving while working, a workers compensation claim can allow you to recover financially. Many jurisdictions require all employers to have workers compensation insurance, so you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, injuries, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Slip and Falls

Slip and falls happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, it is not your fault, but rather the fault of the owner of the premises. Whether you slipped from a puddle that should have been cleared or because of a condition that an owner should have properly maintained, you may have the possibility to sue for your injuries caused by such conditions in another’s owned property. Successful slip and fall accident cases have included puddles, poorly maintained areas, and artificial conditions that owners should have been aware of the dangers.

Products Liability

If you are injured because of a defect in a product, you can also sue the business that you purchased the product from along with the manufacturer. Product design defects, manufacturing defects, and lack of sufficient warnings or instructions are all examples of reasons to sue for product liability after you are injured by using such a product. Everyone in the chain of distribution can be liable following an injury involving a problem with a product, so an attorney will be able to determine who should be sued and advise you on which decisions to make.

Wrongful Death

If your close family member passes away due to the negligence of someone else, you still have the ability to sue in his or her place. If you were relying on this family member or have lost the close companionship of that loved family member, you have remedies available to you. The grief of a family member’s passing can be a difficult time to go through, but attorneys will be understanding and take away most of that stress involved in a wrongful death claim.

Contact Us

If you have been personally injured, you may have a successful claim against the party that is liable. The first thing to do is contact our experienced attorneys to review your case and see what we can do. Please contact us at (716) 907-7777 at your earliest convenience.