How to Find the Right Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
If a family member or loved one suffers a catastrophic injury, you may be forced into the position of making decisions that can and will affect them for the rest of their life. These are not decisions you are going to make without thoughtfulness or contemplation, but it is something that must be done quickly.
Research Local Attorneys
When dealing with a traumatic injury, you should do your research. In our society, there are people who make a living by selling fake expertise. These individuals appear qualified, but when it comes down to it, they may not have the expertise that the person needs. You need to find a lawyer who has experience handling catastrophic injury cases and review their professional credentials.
Check the Lawyer’s Reviews
Go to Google or Yelp and find people who have been represented by the attorney. Read their reviews, and ask yourself, “Has this person actually been represented? Did they do a good job?” Make sure you get a good feel about how substantial a lawyer is in their practice.
There are a lot of lawyers out there who claim to be all things to all people. They think that they can practice every area of law and do it well. At McCraw Law Group, we found that what has mattered is concentrating on doing serious injury work.
The reason that this matters is because we have been able to build our systems around making the best product and achieving the best result for the client that we possibly can. Hiring the right people, training them correctly, knowing the correct experts, getting the book on some typical defense experts on some areas so that we can cross-examine them effectively—these are all the little things that show up in results. When we do that repeatedly over time, we start to build more reputation, and the clients notice.
Pay Attention to Negative Reviews
When looking at reviews, it can often help to look at bad reviews. Every lawyer is going to have somebody who is not happy with them.
That is not necessarily bad—in reality, they could still be the best attorney for the case. However, you should read their reviews and determine whether it is accurate, and if so, how well the lawyer took care of that person. If you want to learn more, you could ask the lawyer about it during an in-person interview.
Do Not Settle for the Wrong Lawyer
It is a mistake for an injured person to think they have to hire the first attorney they see on television or find on Google. Before retaining anybody, talk to them to make sure that the fit is right.
One of the things that our team recognizes is that the attorney-client relationship is uniquely a personal relationship. Every lawyer is not right for every case, and every client is not right for every lawyer.
You should make sure you have some chemistry with the lawyer and the law firm or the people at their firm so that you can feel confident that the attorneys not only can do the job that you want them to do, but will do the job well. If you or a loved one recently suffered a catastrophic injury, call our office today and see if we are the right fit for you.