5 Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Author: Sami Tabbaa

If you have been injured and need to file a personal injury claim, choosing the right injury attorney may be vital to your claim’s success. Hiring the best attorney for your specific situation can provide the support and experience you need when you are pursuing fair compensation in your case. When you are looking for solid legal representation in Gwinnett or Dekalb counties, contact Tabbaa Law. We can thoroughly investigate your accident and work to hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions. 

How to Choose the Right Injury Attorney

If you are planning to file an injury claim against a negligent party, you will need the assistance of an attorney. Georgia’s personal injury laws are complex. One misinterpretation may cost you your entire settlement. Pursuing a claim on your own while recovering from an injury is never a good idea as both your recovery and the claim may suffer. Instead, hire an injury attorney. They possess the knowledge needed to handle these cases and can pursue compensation while you recover. Follow these five tips when choosing a personal injury attorney in Georgia. 

Hire an Attorney with Experience 

Hiring a personal injury attorney who has experience is crucial. Obtaining evidence to prove negligence is vital in injury cases, and you might not know where to look. However, an experienced attorney not only will know where to look, but they will also know what evidence to look for and how to use that information to build a robust case. Furthermore, an experienced attorney can help when negotiating settlement offers with the insurance company. 

Before hiring a lawyer, ask them about prior experiences handling your specific case. For example, say you were in a car accident. You would not want to hire a lawyer who has no experience handling car accident cases. Most practices offer free consultations, so consider meeting with multiple attorneys before hiring one. 

Hire an Attorney Who Has Trial Experience 

Most injury cases settle outside of court. Therefore, dozens of injury attorneys have never pursued a case inside the courtroom. Insurance companies are aggressive when it comes to winning injury cases. If they know your attorney has little to no experience in the courtroom, they will try to take advantage of them in hopes of settling outside of court. 

Insurance companies often offer low settlement offers because they know that accident victims need funds to cover medical bills and other related expenses. If your attorney does not have courtroom experience, it may harm your chances of receiving fair compensation. 

Pay Attention to How the Attorney Engages with You 

An attorney-client relationship is essential, so make sure that you like how an attorney is communicating with you. You must pay attention to the following: 

  • Willingness to answer your questions 
  • Friendly and professional attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to travel when needed
  • Care about your well being 

Ultimately, you must trust your judgment. If you have a bad feeling about an attorney after speaking with them, you may want to find a different one. 

Ensure the Attorney Handles Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury law is an intricate area of law and follows specialized rules and regulations that you must follow. Attorneys who also handle family law, bankruptcy, and criminal charges may not be as skilled as attorneys who handle only personal injury cases. 

An attorney’s primary practice area may make a significant difference in your case’s outcome. A lawyer who focuses solely on personal injury law may have unique skills in determining liability, negligence, and cause of the accident. Additionally, they may be better equipped to value your case and the amount of compensation you deserve. 

Bring Your Case to Tabbaa Law Today 

If you were recently in an accident because of another person’s negligence, contact Tabbaa Law. Attorney Sami Tabbaa dedicates himself to assisting accident victims and will do everything possible to secure compensation for medical bills, property damage costs, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. 

Having studied at the Georgia State University College of Law and extensive experience at law firms across the Greater Atlanta Area, you can be confident that Attorney Sami Tabbaa will provide robust legal representation and do everything possible to secure a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation, call (770) 370-7881 or complete our online contact form today. 

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