After an accident causes you injuries, you likely have a lot on your mind. Your injuries suddenly disrupted your life and you may face financial losses as a result. If you suspect that someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you may feel like seeking justice and compensation from that party. However, you may not know just how to go about doing so.
Everywhere you turn, you may hear and see ads for personal injury attorneys. A quick Google search returns thousands of results. So, how should you choose the right personal injury attorney for your case?
First, understand that having the right law firm behind you is essential to both your case and your well-being. A lawyer should never make your situation more stressful and should relieve concerns for you and your family. The following are only a few factors you may want to consider if you seek help from a personal injury lawyer.
Of course, having an experienced attorney will help. However, you should also realize that not every personal injury case is created equal. An attorney who has handled 100 cases involving fender-benders may not know where to begin when it comes to a serious workplace injury case. For this reason, you want to make sure that your lawyer has experience with the type of claim you need to file. This can include the type of accident that occurred, as well as the type and severity of the injuries that you sustained. In addition, you should hire a lawyer with courtroom experience in case your claim needs to go through litigation.
Exploring All of Your Options
Injury cases can settle in many different ways—for example, through an insurance claim, a personal injury lawsuit, or a workers’ compensation claim, depending on your circumstances. Some attorneys are notorious for pushing clients into accepting insurance offers. These “settlement mills” do not necessarily consider the best interests of each client. You should hire an attorney who knows there is no one-size-fits-all solution to resolving injury cases.
You Feel Like a Person—Not a Case Number
You are a real person facing real injuries and struggles after your accident—and your attorney should treat you like one. Law firms that take on too many cases or are too large may not have the time or level of commitment to treat you like more than merely a case number and keep you fully informed about your case. Note how a lawyer makes you feel in your consultation and do not settle for any attorney who treats you as less than the person you are.
Call for a Free Case Evaluation with a San Antonio Personal Injury Law Firm
The Law Offices of George Salinas is dedicated to helping clients injured in many types of accidents in the San Antonio area. Contact us online or call the office at (210) 225-0909 to learn more about our services for free today.