If you get hurt in a motor-vehicle collision, it is important to find the right attorney to guide you through the subsequent claims process. At the end of the day, law is like any other profession in that no two individuals practice it in precisely the same way.
When it comes to tort law in particular, claimants are especially vulnerable because so much is at stake. Most people who are looking for a personal injury lawyer have never needed one before, though, and they do not know which qualities to value or factors to consider.
Fortunately, it is fairly easy to assess the kind of representation a firm provides by asking a few specific questions during your first meeting. The answers can reveal a lot about the legal team and ultimately help you hire the best lawyer for your particular situation.
If you sustained debilitating injuries because of someone else’s negligence, turn to Heilman Law Group for compassionate and tenacious legal representation. During our first meeting, we will be happy to answer all of your questions about both our firm and your case. Call 601-914-1025 to schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer in Jackson.
Read on to learn a few essential questions you should ask before hiring a personal injury attorney:
- Have You Won Cases That Are Similar to Mine?
Every personal injury claim may be unique, but all cases that involve motor-vehicle collisions have a few of the same elements. Likewise, all cases involving slip and fall accidents have similarities, as do virtually all incidents of medical malpractice. Since personal injury law is a fairly broad practice area, it is wise to hire a lawyer from a firm that focuses on the accident scenario that resulted in your injuries.
- What Resources Will You Rely on to Build My Claim?
The best firms have the resources of a large practice, which allow them to take on even the biggest insurance companies, but they still provide the personalized, one-on-one attention of a small office. Look for a firm that has a vast network of specialists and experts whom they can turn to on behalf of their clients and an experienced staff that knows how to prevent lengthy delays during the claims process.
An attorney who hands off some of the simpler casework to paralegals will have more time to focus on the logistics of your case; however, you should be wary of a firm that takes on so many cases they must hand off virtually all of their work to legal secretaries.
- Do You Have Trial Experience?
As the American Bar Association explains, only a small percentage of claims make it to trial. However, since there is a still chance that you will not be able to reach a settlement, it is essential to find an attorney who has experience in court and can help you navigate the proceedings.
If you were hurt in a crash with a reckless driver and you’re ready to interview potential firms and start the claims process, turn to Heilman Law Group. Contact us online or call 601-914-1025 to schedule a case evaluation with a car accident attorney in Jackson. You can learn more about collision claims in Mississippi by visiting the USAttorneys website.
Heilman Law Group
4266 I-55 North, Suite 106
Jackson, MS 39211