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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Oct 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Daytona Beach Personal Injury AttorneyThere are many different types of personal injury cases, and your case is going to be uniquely different from others. It’s important to hire the right lawyer to represent you to increase your chances of a good outcome. In this article, we’ll talk about the specific requirements your attorney must meet to best represent you and your case.

Understand Your Specific Requirements

Every personal injury case is different, but you can usually group each one into a specific category. For example, some cases involve automobile accidents, others are about product liability. Which type of case you’re dealing with will in part determine which lawyer you should hire. Naturally, a lawyer who only handles car accidents won’t take up a product liability case.

You must also consider what your ultimate goals are. Do you desire to take the wrongdoer to trial to expose what they’ve done to the world? Or are you just looking to move on and need a settlement to pay for the damage that has been done? Both approaches are valid, but each may require a different type of expertise on your lawyer’s part.

Trial Experience

When you hire a lawyer, you should look for someone with trial experience. While many personal injury cases do get settled before they go before a judge or jury, the other party always has the right to push for a trial. If your lawyer has no trial experience, there’s a good chance you’re not going to achieve the outcome you desire. Even if all the facts of the case are on your side, an inexperienced trial lawyer can lose your case or get a smaller monetary award than you deserve.

Negotiation Skills

Your lawyer must have excellent negotiation skills to achieve the best outcome for your case. The ability to negotiate on your behalf is exactly what you’re looking for in an attorney. The more cases they have won or settled, the more experience they’ll have negotiating. So to judge their ability, you’ll have to ask them about their past cases and how they propose to achieve the best results with yours.

Types of Personal Injury

There are many different types of personal injury cases. While every case is made up of a unique set of circumstances, there are common factors that allow you to group them by type. The most common cases are car accident cases. Since most drivers have care insurance, lawyers usually deal with the insurance company on your behalf to achieve the best possible settlement.

Another type of personal injury case would be a medical malpractice claim. When doctors don’t provide the competent and skilled care you expect and the patient is injured as a result, an attorney must address the wrongdoing. These cases are often very complex and required medical expert witnesses to assess the situation and testify in court.

Personal injury cases also include slip-and-fall cases when someone is injured on someone else’s property, because it wasn’t safe. People also sue others for defamation, libel, or slander. Less common but just as serious are dog bites, assault, or other intentional injury cases.

What Defines a Good Lawyer?

Jason L. Harr has years’ of experience negotiating settlements for their clients. He’s also won his share of courtroom trials to protect the rights of the injured. When The Harr Law Firm takes on your case, you can be assured that they take their time to decide what the best way would be to handle your case. There is a lot of strategic thinking involved, because every legal option has different possible outcomes.

The Harr Law Firm is committed to using their resources to help you with your personal injury case. From nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, product liability, car accidents, and defamation – our expertise covers a wide range of personal injury cases.

Schedule a Consultation

Before you hire an attorney to represent you and your personal injury case, you should schedule a consultation. At this point, the attorney gets a chance to review the basic facts of your case. This will help them determine if they have the resources to take on your case and if they think that your case has a good chance of success. At the same time, you get a chance to talk to the attorney and get a feel for how they work.

If you have any questions about your personal injury case and how to pursue it, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. At The Harr Law Firm, we’re ready to assist you with any questions you might have.