If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, you will probably have the right to file a suit to collect damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other related expenses. Depending on the severity of your injuries, the stakes could be quite high, with large sums of money attached, so you will need to hire the best possible personal injury attorney to represent your interests.
There are several talented and experienced lawyers you can choose from, and so the task may be a bit daunting up front. To help you make that all-important decision, here are some things to look for as you start your attorney search.
Specialized skills. Personal injury law is vast and there are many attorneys who do nothing except work on very small niches, making them experts in their one small and specialized area of the law. Some attorneys may focus only on car and truck accidents. Others may specialize in boating or construction site accidents. Still, others may focus on premises liability. To give you the best possible advantage, try to find an attorney who has demonstrated specialization that closely matches the circumstances of your particular case.
Experience. You will want to find an attorney who has many years of experience and can draw upon his or her past successes and apply them to give you an edge in your case. You want to see a track record of success in winning cases, and you’ll also want to find an attorney who has experience in seeking levels of compensation similar to what your case might be worth.
An expert negotiator. The vast majority of personal injury cases never reach a judge and jury. Most are settled in advance, sparing all parties the costs and stress of going through a trial. Because that’s the case, you want an attorney who can demonstrate a high level of proficiency when it comes to negotiating the terms of a settlement in cases like yours. However, your attorney must also be ready to go the distance and take a case to trial if negotiations stall or the other side is being unreasonable.
Bowser Law serves clients in communities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.