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What to Look For in a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer then chances are you need to know what to look for. Finding a lawyer isn’t always an easy task and many people don’t know that you need to interview several before finding the one that works for you. That alone can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. 

Most of the things to look for comes down to common sense, but during a stressful time, it can be hard to remember everything. Finding the right personal injury lawyer doesn’t have to be an overly stressful task. Once you know what to look for it can be smooth sailing and you can start on the path to see if you are entitled to compensation. Read on to see what to look for in a trusted lawyer. 

They Listen to You

Your case won’t matter if your lawyer doesn’t listen to you. They can hear you talk but if they aren’t listening then you won’t get too far. The right personal injury lawyer will do the following while talking to you: 

  • They will create a safe environment for discussing difficult issues
  • They remove distractions and make appropriate eye contact
  • They observe your body language and facial expressions
  • They capture and understand key information 
  • They ask questions without controlling the conversation 
  • They acknowledge you and your feelings

Chances are if your lawyer isn’t listening to you, your case can get thrown out. 

They Understand Laws 

Every state is going to have different laws, and every county is going to have different laws in that state. Not every lawyer is going to have the experience of working a personal injury case. Seeing as each state is different the laws for the statute of limitations are also different. Four years and while that seems like a lot, it really isn’t when dealing with injuries. 

They are Respected 

While you may have a lawyer that is aggressive in the courtroom, you want to make sure they are still respected by their peers. Someone who doesn’t like listening to others or is constantly bickering with others isn’t going to get you far. A good personal injury lawyer is going to be open and give you referrals to people that they trust for different issues. 

A lawyer who doesn’t have the respect of their peers may have a hidden agenda or hidden issues. Often they may even have marks of discipline on their record. You don’t want someone who has disciplinary acts as judges to look down on that. 

No matter why you are looking for a personal injury lawyer you can trust David & Philpot, PL. to listen to you and help you with your claim. Don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury claim.

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