How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer
The aftermath of an injury can often be overwhelming. You’re already dealing with physical injuries and mental trauma from your experience, and now you have to figure out how to go after the person responsible for causing your accident. You know you need to find a lawyer, but there are a lot of them out there. How do you find the right lawyer for you?
It can’t just be any law firm—not when your ability to live a normal life after your injuries is on the line.
When you’ve been injured and you’re in need of compensation, your lawyer has to be the best personal injury lawyer available. Your injury attorney has to have a stellar track record of big wins and even bigger settlements. Your attorney has to care about you and take your case personally, working day and night to win for you.
All of that can make choosing the right personal injury lawyer seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be difficult, though. All you have to do is call Craig Swapp & Associates.
With our firm, you’ll find tireless representation, a winning track record, and a strong commitment to the success of your personal injury claim. We care and we win for our clients. It’s that simple and our online reviews (over 1,300 and growing) prove it.
For more information about how to find a personal injury lawyer, read on.
Understand What Type of Case You Have
First, you need to figure out what type of case you have. Not every personal injury law firm is experienced with every type of personal injury case. For instance, one lawyer might deal with car crash cases on a regular basis, but they aren’t familiar with mesothelioma cases. You want an attorney who has won cases like yours.
To give you an idea of common case types, we’ve listed a few below:
- Car and truck crashes
- Dangerous product injuries
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Slip and fall
- Commercial trucking wrecks
- Dog attacks
- Premises liability
At our firm, we can list the awards and settlements we’ve secured for clients who have suffered all kinds of accidents. Rear-ended by a truck? We secured a $1 million settlement for a client in a similar situation. Got an insultingly low insurance settlement offer for a car accident? We recently secured $125,000 more than one of our clients’ policy limits would allow.
We can keep going. Just give us a call or contact us online to learn more.
Do Your Goals Match Your Lawyer’s?
One thing to consider when choosing a personal injury lawyer is finding an attorney who meshes well with you. This may seem like a small thing, but it’s really quite important. You need someone who has the same goals as you, who speaks your language, and who understands what you’re trying to accomplish with your case.
Not every personal injury claim is only about getting a settlement. Many people want to ensure that the person responsible for the negligent or dangerous act that brought about the accident is held legally responsible. If you want your case to go to trial, for instance, you don’t want an attorney who will avoid going to court at all costs.
The personal injury lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates pride themselves on their dedication to their clients. If one of our clients has been hurt, we’re hurt, too, and we’re ready to fight back. And we don’t back down from a challenge, whether it’s a pending court battle or a penny-pinching auto insurer.
You can rest assured that our goals and beliefs match yours. You want justice, and you want to win. We want exactly the same things.
Is Your Attorney Easy to Reach?
Yes, all attorneys are busy, but they should never be so busy that they can’t be bothered to take your phone calls. You need to find out whether this person is going to be there for you when you need them. Do they respond in a timely manner? Do they answer questions comprehensively? Will they speak to you personally?
Here are some other questions that are probably on your mind as you’re seeking a personal injury lawyer:
- Is the lawyer available and communicative?
- Are they compassionate and sympathetic to injury victims?
- Are they aggressive in the courtroom and during negotiations?
- Has the firm been in business for a long time?
- Is this attorney willing to go to court for me?
- Is this firm known for being good at insurance negotiations?
- Will this lawyer fight for me in my time of need?
At Craig Swapp & Associates, we’re proud to be able to answer all of the above questions with a strong “Yes.” Not convinced? Just take a look at our authentic client reviews.
After Talking with Your Lawyer, Do You Feel Better or Worse?
The best relationships are the ones that make you feel better every time you see or speak to that person. You should not go away from the phone conversation or in-person meeting with your attorney feeling worse than when you went into it. Your lawyer should be able to put you at ease, keep you informed, and help you make legal decisions that you feel good about.
Your lawyer should be able to clear up any misunderstandings, explain the process to you in a way that you can fully understand, and make sure your concerns are heard and addressed. A really good indicator that a lawyer is not the one for you is if you feel worse after speaking to them.
That’s why we put client communication at the top of our list of priorities. We’re not just here to win for you; we’re here to put your mind at ease during what is likely one of the most stressful times of your life. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and treat you like family.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates
Many things are at stake when you choose a lawyer, such as your financial future, your life happiness, the safety of others, the creation or alteration of personal injury laws, and your right to receive justice for an injury caused by another’s negligence or wrongful behavior.
Craig Swapp & Associates believes we are the right personal injury law firm for you. Feel free to check out our website to learn more about the cases we handle, how we serve our clients, what we believe in, and why we want to help you.
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