When in an auto accident, the damage can be extensive — and we are not just talking about the damage to your car. In fact, the damage to your car often pales in comparison to what you suffer physically and emotionally following your accident. Vehicles also tend to be a simpler fix than people; there may be treatments or ailments that you will have to endure for years to come.
This is why it is so important that you choose not just a good attorney, but the right attorney who will fight for you to get the help you need to heal from your injuries. Here are some things to look for when choosing the right attorney for your auto accident case.
Choose Someone Who Specializes in Personal Injury Law
Many attorneys claim to be a jack of all trades, but this just means that he or she is a master of none. Due to the all of the intrinsic challenges that go with dealing with insurance companies (that know the system quite well, mind you), you need to have an attorney who not only understands personal injury law but someone who studies it, day in and day out.
Select an Attorney Who Will Go the Distance
The job of the insurance company is to get you to settle for less so that it can keep as much money as possible. Unfortunately, for the most part, insurance companies win that battle because it is often easier in the short-term for lawyers and clients to settle than to take a case to trial. However, when you have a lawyer who is willing to go the distance with you and to take your case to trial if necessary, you will avoid settling for less than you deserve.
Do Your Own Background Check
Ask around. Check your potential attorney’s credentials, where he or she studied law, whether the attorney has had a high success rate. Many state law websites have helpful information on personal injury attorneys in your area, letting you know if he or she is authorized to practice law, if he or she is in good standing, or if any disciplinary action has been taken.
You are, after all, trusting this individual with what could be the very future of your financial and personal life, as well as your physical and emotional well-being. Don’t take this decision lightly, and don’t settle for anyone less than the best person for your case.
Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. has one of the most trusted legal teams in the state of Wisconsin. Seasoned and experienced, our Green Bay personal injury lawyers have a long track record of success, and we are prepared to fight in your best interest – even if that means going the distance. Start by first scheduling a free consultation. Call 920-739-7366 today.