There are many lawyers who say they practice personal injury law when in fact it is just a small part of their practice. Personal injury law is a very specific area of the law. Consider whether the lawyer practices only this area of the law and has the personal injury law experience and expertise that you need in your case.
Doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists often work with patients who are represented by injury lawyers. They may be able to tell you which lawyers attend team treatment meetings or request medical opinions about future treatment so that the lawyer knows the type of funding to pursue. They may tell you which lawyers are knowledgeable about injuries and treatment and not just about the law.
It is important that you hire a competent and effective injury lawyer. It is also important that you like and trust the person you hire. Meet with lawyers and ask questions to determine their injury law experience and their experience working with someone with your type of injury. Also consider whether the lawyer is a good “fit” for you. Ask to meet staff who would assist the lawyer with your case. Ask if there is high staff and lawyer turnover at the firm. You deserve consistency in the attention paid to your case which can be jeopardized if there are new lawyers or staff introduced to you and your case. Lawyers thrive in making new law but your lawyer should not do so if it is not in your best interest. Consider whether the lawyer is someone who will take your instructions and advance your case in a manner that is best for you.
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