What to Expect from Your Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Getting injured and having to endure the accompanying physical and emotional pain and suffering can be extremely stressful. If you are thinking about hiring a lawyer to help you get justice and receive compensation, you will want to find someone who is the right fit for you and any potential lawsuit you may file. Below are some qualities that are important when looking for the right legal counsel.

    Communication: Your attorney should provide a basic description of your claim and inform you beforehand of any potential pitfalls, how those pitfalls will be handled, and the procedures, protocol and deadlines involved in filing a lawsuit. Attorneys, or their legal teams, should be available to answer your calls and respond to all your questions.
    Competency: Your attorney should have the appropriate training, education and experience to handle your claim. For example, a lawyer that specializes in divorce cases may not have sufficient experience to handle a personal injury case.
    Ethics: There are five basic ethical laws that attorneys should abide by. These are: to loyally represent their clients, keep their clients’ confidentiality, represent their clients competently, represent their clients lawfully and put their clients’ interests above their own. 


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