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4 Proven Tips for Excelling as a Personal Injury Attorney

The only thing about life that is certain is that it is uncertain. Tragic and traumatic experiences can shake people out of their routines and bring them to the precipice. The costs associated with such accidents are a huge burden; hence it is only natural for people to seek compensation.

This is where you, a personal injury attorney, come in with your expertise to help your client get the compensation they deserve from the party at fault.

Good attorneys ease up the tension for their clients by paying focus to the following aspects:

  1. Ascertain the Nature, Cause, and Parties Responsible For an Accident

Whether it is a car accident or a slip and fall on a wet floor when there was no sign to warn your client, they’ll want fair compensation, and you should see to it that they get it. The number of scenarios is endless, but you need to ascertain the severity of damage (seek professional opinion – like a doctor’s assessment, if uncertain), cause of the accident, and who was to blame.

In several cases, the at-fault party may not be just one person but several others. For instance, if the vehicle involved in the accident had subpar brakes, the provider will also be held responsible. You should hook up with an investigative team to get all the insights in this matter, especially if your client can’t provide enough details.

  1. Don’t Leave Any Page Unturned

You should patiently listen to all details of the incident (even if you find them repetitive) and the claims of the client and witnesses. Ask for all the information needed, and if the client is unable to provide this, guide them through the process.

Let your client know if their claim is justified and if they can file a case in this regard or not, don’t be deceitful; you’ll only waste your and their time. But if the case is solid, gain total trust from your clients, make sure that there are no secrets regarding this whole affair.

Tell your client that any secrets may come back to haunt both of you in the courtroom. Hopefully, the client will be completely honest and give you only factual information without any gaps – that’s a good start.

Following this, carry out thorough research about the offender, just to get a better idea of what you’re facing off against. The more you know, the better. It is crucial to heed each aspect of the case and decide the actions accordingly.

  1. If You Can, Seek a Decent Settlement

Insurance companies often deceive people by paying them far less recovery money than what the person deserves after such a traumatic experience. They may even refuse to pay up by making preposterous claims such as the claim not being valid.

But that’s where you come in: gain the confidence of your client and handle the insurance company for them. When talking about settlements, you’ll have to be a bit flexible but not too much; otherwise, you won’t be able to get your client the compensation they deserve.

  1. Strive To Get the Finest Deal for Your Client

The degree of your success equals the level of satisfaction of your client, and to ensure the highest level of triumph for yourself, you mustn’t let your client get less than what they deserve. You’ll need to apply every ounce of your knowledge, experience, and will to tackle the situation, and to get your client the maximum possible profit.

Handle the case carefully and do not negotiate on anything that hurts your client’s compensation (unless you can’t find any other way).

Bottom Line: Don’t Worry If the Client Can’t Pay You Right Away

Don’t worry, if your client doesn’t have the money to pay you right away, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, and you’d be better off doing the same. This offers your client the facility to pay the fee after you have won the case.

But for this to work, you’ll have to win – and it is for this reason that you should only take up a case of you’re very confident about it.

Lastly, you should carry out thorough research for every aspect of the case – explore all avenues that may benefit your client. Also, do a background check on your client, and see if they’ve been involved in any previous cases. This will help you decide whether or not you should take up the case.

When Insurance Companies Know Your Reputation, it Shows in Your Recoveries. 

Over $30 million dollars
in verdicts and settlements recovered for my clients

 

$10.9 Million
in Total Settlements in 2020

 

$1.2 Million
in Referral Fees in 2020

 

2018
Birmingham Business Journal Women to Watch

 

2011-2020
Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Stars
When Insurance Companies Know Your Reputation, it Shows in Your Recoveries.
Over $30 million dollars
in verdicts and settlements recovered for my clients
$10.9 Million
in Total Settlements in 2020
$1.2 Million
in Referral Fees in 2020
2018
Birmingham Business Journal Women to Watch
2011-2020
Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Stars