We make hundreds of decisions each and every day. When we make these decisions, we rely on our previous experience to guide us. But if we’re not familiar with the situation, we typically look for other sources of information to help us make our choice. For many individuals who have been injured at the workplace or in a personal injury accident, they don’t have the experience to fall back on to know what they should do next. While you can consider yourself fortunate to not have been injured in a similar way in the past, it can also make it difficult to know what steps you should take when pursuing compensation for your injuries.
One of the best things you can do after an accident with injuries is to hire an injury lawyer to assist with your case. You know that you need a lawyer, but how do you go about finding a great lawyer who will be able to maximize your claim and get you the best outcome? We explain what factors you should consider when looking for sources of information to make your decision about which attorney to hire for your case.
Factors To Consider And Ignore When Hiring An Injury Lawyer
Here’s a look at a number of relevant factors that may come up when looking into your legal options. We highlight which factors you should trust and which ones you should ignore when trying to make an informed decision.
Ignore Reviews On The Firm’s Site – Testimonials are a great gauge as to how previous clients have felt their case was handled by a law firm. However, be very careful trusting reviews you read that are published on a lawyer’s website. That’s not to say they are fake, but considering the lawyer can control what gets published on their site, odds are you’re not seeing the whole picture if you’re only reading reviews on their site. Most firms will have reviews on their own site, but consider looking elsewhere for a more accurate gauge of what past clients are saying.
Trust Neutral Review Site Reviews – Facebook Business and Google Business pages are great places to turn for reviews about a company. These reviews will be posted by former clients, and they can’t easily be removed or deleted by the business unless they can prove to the host site that it was a fraudulent review. In other words, you’ll get open and honest reviews from past clients on these neutral sites. These are great sources of information.
Ignore Company Size – While there is something to be said about being able to crowd source information from others in the company, sometimes you may find it hard to get the individualized attention you deserve from a large injury law firm. If you’re working with a large firm, your case might get bounced around to junior partners who are already burdened with other cases. Smaller firms may be able to provide you with more individual attention and assistance throughout your case. Bigger isn’t always better, so really take stock of the firms you’re considering when making your decision.
Trust Experience – Instead of using size as a measure of success, use success as a measure of success. Look at how long the lawyer you’re considering has been working in injury law. If they have decades of experience, they may be better equipped to serve you than a lawyer with an extensive background in a different type of law. Ask your lawyer about their track record and experience during your initial consultation.
Trust Your Gut – Finally, we always tell clients to trust their gut when it comes to making a decision. However, knowing when to do this is important. While your online research can be helpful, you should wait to make a decision until you’ve met with a couple of attorneys in person. Really gauge their interest and their ability to be an effective communicator about your case. After all, if they can’t sell themselves to you, they may not be able to sell your case to an injury judge. After meeting with a few lawyers, trust your gut based on your consultations and your research.
If you’ve made it to this page, we hope you’ll consider Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm to represent you in your injury claim. Give us a call today to set up your initial consultation and let us see if we’re a good fit for you. For more information, call us today at (952) 230-2700.
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