How To Pick A Personal Injury Lawyer
9/24/2018 Personal Injury John Whitfield
Most people have never dealt with a lawyer before, let alone a personal injury lawyer. When victims find themselves in need of a personal injury lawyer, they often have no idea where to start. There is no shortage of personal injury lawyers available in Nashville, but not all lawyers are created equal. Your choice of representation will be the most important factor in determining the success of your claim.
How To Pick A Nashville Personal Injury Attorney
There are two main ways people begin their search for a personal injury attorney. First, victims may ask friends and family if they know of any good attorneys. Second, many do research online to select a lawyer. Regardless of how you narrow down your choices, you need to take some extra steps to ensure you are making the right decision.
Check Bar Status and Disciplinary History
A quick online search or referral from a friend rarely tells the whole picture. Anyone considering hiring an attorney should check the Tennessee Bar Association website to make sure the lawyer they are considering is currently licensed to practice and does not have a disciplinary history. Disciplinary actions are very serious and lawyers with any past disciplinary actions might not be the best choice for your case.
Check Their Ratings (The Important Ones)
Many online ratings and awards site grade attorneys, but some are more prestigious than others. While lawyer directories like Avvo can provide you with some information, directories such as Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell are considered the gold standard for attorney ratings. Super Lawyers is by invitation only and Martindale-Hubbell relies on a substantial amount of peer reviews to help determine accurate ratings for personal injury attorneys.
Check Experience and Track Record
A personal injury lawyer’s experience and track record will tell you a lot about their dedication and skill. Indicators to look for when presented with an attorney’s achievements can include experience handling your specific type of case. If you were injured on the job, make sure your attorney has experience with workplace injuries. If you were injured in a truck wreck, it’s important your lawyer has experience dealing with trucking companies and federal regulations regarding truck drivers.
It is also extremely important to understand the details of their verdicts and settlements. You need to hire a personal injury attorney with experience negotiating high dollar settlements, and successfully taking cases like yours to trial.
Contact the Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP
At Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP, our attorneys are happy to sit down with potential clients and discuss our qualifications. You can find our attorneys on Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell, and we have extensive experience handling and winning all types of personal injury cases. We offer free, no obligation consultations. If you do decide to pursue a claim with us, there is no upfront cost. We only work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover compensation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.