What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney
After an accident, one of the first things you should do is hire a personal injury attorney. However, very few people know what they should be looking for when it comes to securing the services of this type of lawyer. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help. Call or contact our office today to learn more.
Focused Practice in Personal Injury
The first thing to look for with a personal injury attorney is a lawyer that focuses their practice in this area of law. A specialized practice in personal injury means that your attorney is incredibly knowledgeable in the field and has significant experience handling these types of cases. They also are far more likely to know the other parties involved in the case and will have prior experience negotiating with the insurers in your claim.
Trial Experience and a Track Record of Success
Be sure to ask any personal injury attorney you are considering whether they have trial experience with your types of cases as well as proof of a track record of success. A lack of trial experience means that either the attorney always settles with the insurers prior to going to trial or that they are so new that they have never taken a case as far as trial before. If your lawyer cannot prove a track record of success that is another cause for concern because your attorney should be able to easily provide information of successful cases to potential clients.
Representing Only Personal Injury Victims
You also want a personal injury lawyer that only represents personal injury victims. Some personal injury attorneys will represent both victims and insurance companies in personal injury cases. These lawyers have an incentive to keep the insurance companies happy in order to keep their business, which means that they may not fight as hard for you if you are up against an insurer they represent in other claims. You want a lawyer that only represents the victims of personal injury claims to ensure a zealous advocacy of your case.
Working on a Contingency Fee
Finally, you want a personal injury attorney that works on a contingency fee. That means that your lawyer does not collect a dime unless you receive compensation for your case. Almost all personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means that you do not have to upfront any costs for your case. However, a few personal injury attorneys may work on retainer, which requires victims that are already suffering from financial burdens to pay upfront for their attorneys’ fees. You should not have to shoulder the burden of additional costs during this difficult time.
Let Us Help You Today
If you would like to speak with an experienced Nashville personal injury attorney about your case, call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free consultation of your claims.