What Should I Look For In A Personal Injury Attorney?
I believe there are three important qualities that make up a good lawyer.
First, experience is important. The right attorney for your case will have a long track history of handling cases similar to yours in the jurisdiction where your incident happened. For example, if you were in a car collision on Long Island, you would want to find an experienced car crash lawyer because that attorney will not only be fully familiar with the law with respect to car crashes, the lawyer will also understand the Judges, Court System and Jurors.
Second, having a good reputation is important. In terms of the personal injury legal community, Long Island is a small place. Often, we deal with the same insurance adjusters, defense attorneys and judges. Also, in today’s information age attorney reviews are easy to find. Most Long Island attorneys will have many reviews on various websites. Google, Avvo, Lawyers.com, Yelp and Facebook all list attorney reviews. It is worth the time to read them to see how the attorney that you are considering for your case has a good reputation.
Finally, an attorney’s prior results are very important. If your lawyer doesn’t have a track record of recovering large verdicts and settlements how can you be sure they will get you the most compensation possible? Most attorneys will list their results online. Take a few minutes to read them.