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Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney: What You Need to Know

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney: What You Need to Know

In this video, Florida personal injury attorney Jack Hill explains how to hire a personal injury attorney and determine if they’re the right fit for you and your case.

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, the first thing you should do is to find a personal injury lawyer who handles plaintiff injury cases.

While this type of attorney already specializes in personal injury, personal injury attorneys can specific even further to focus on auto accidents, medical malpractice, or defective products. These practice areas often require very specific knowledge and resources that a general attorney may not possess.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing the best Florida personal injury attorney for you can be difficult with so many lawyers to choose from. Consider these factors when looking for a personal injury attorney:

– Background: Where did they attend law school? What types of cases have they handled?

– Trial Experience: Do they actually try cases? What types of cases?

– Communication: Will you have access to speak directly to the lawyer? Will a lawyer or a paralegal be handling your case? Who will have responsibility for this case from a day -o-day basis?

– Case Load: How many clients is that attorney currently representing?

Why does Trial Experience matter?
Finding a personal injury lawyer with trial experience is extremely important since the majority of cases do not settle and are resolved by way of a jury trial. This makes it imperative that the attorney not only has trial experience, but also the reputation for being willing to go to trial. This is a significant factor when insurance companies are involved.

Does it matter if my attorney isn’t board certified?
Board certification is the highest evaluation the Florida bar offers. It requires a rigorous evaluation process demonstration and is very difficult to achieve – only 6-7% of Florida attorneys are board certified. While it is very possible for someone to be a fantastic attorney without being board certified, a certified Florida personal injury lawyer is a testament to their background, ability, and knowledge.

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