4 Questions to Ask Your Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident and you are planning to sue the party that was responsible for it, you might be wondering how you can choose the right lawyer to represent you. With thousands of accident lawyers to choose from, it can be difficult for you to pick the one who might be best suited to handle your claim.
How Long Have You Been an Accident Lawyer?
When it comes to handling accident claims, there is no substitute for experience. You want a lawyer who has not only handled your type of case before but also won it!
Have You Handled Accident Claims That Are Similar to Mine?
While experience in the field of personal injury can be an advantage in and of itself, you need to look for an accident lawyer with experience in handling accident claims similar to yours in order to maximize your chances of getting the settlement you deserve.
For instance, a lawyer who specializes in passenger vehicle accident claims might not be the best choice to handle a commercial truck accident claim – regardless of their achievements.
Have You Litigated Accident Claims Similar to Mine?
Data shows that less than 5% of accident claims go to trial. In other words, there is a 95% chance that your case will be settled out of court through negotiation. Still, it’s paramount for you to hire an accident lawyer with trial experience, as it is the only way to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you are represented by a lawyer who lacks trial experience, the insurance company might decide to push you around, as they know that you do not have a Plan B – in case the settlement negotiations fail. On the other hand, if you have a trial lawyer on your side, they might be wary of pushing you around, as they know that your lawyer might be willing to fight a protracted legal battle if needed to get what you deserve.
Have You Won Large Settlements and Verdicts for Your Clients?
If you have suffered catastrophic or disfiguring injuries that could severely impact your quality of life and earning capacity, you might be entitled to receive a substantial compensation.
To improve your chances of recovering the maximum possible amount of compensation, you need to have a lawyer who has a history of winning large settlements and jury awards. An easy way to determine an accident lawyer’s ability to recover substantial damages is to find out if they are a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Legal Help is Here from Top-Rated Accident Lawyers
The car and vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff know that the financial losses and mental anguish caused by an accident can be hard to bear. It’s why we strive to maximize the value of each and every claim we handle and obtain as much compensation as possible for our clients.
With over 100 years of combined legal experience and a track record of recovering more than half a billion dollars in damages, our award-winning legal team is prepared to provide you with aggressive legal representation that can deliver results.
To learn more about your legal options as an injury victim, call us today at 212-962-1020 or contact us online and schedule a free and confidential consultation with an accomplished accident attorney from our firm.