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  • By interactive
  • 08 Nov, 2016

5 Things to Look for in Your Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury law can be confusing. It's important that you find the right legal professional to help you assess your case and protect your interests. If you're seeking a personal injury lawyer who serves Sioux City and the surrounding areas, here are some things to keep in mind when determining who is the right attorney for your needs.

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

  1. Credentials.A good personal injury lawyer will have a history of success in working on your type of case. Ask questions when assessing your lawyer. How many cases of your type has he or she worked on and what were the outcomes?
  2. Advertising Isn't Important.Many personal injury lawyers advertise heavily. You may get unsolicited mail right after an accident and see many firms advertising on television. This doesn't necessarily make them good lawyers, just good marketers.
  3. Are They Present Throughout? Many lawyers will send assistants and other members of their law firm to court dates and negotiations in their place. Ask whether this is a commonly used practice in the firm. You want a lawyer who takes an interest in and knows your case, not an assistant who's unfamiliar with the specifics.
  4. Can They Offer Counseling on Insurance Matters?In many cases, your healthcare insurance will cover the medical expenses but that money may need to be repaid if there's a settlement. A good lawyer should be able to look over the specifics of your insurance and counsel you on that process.
  5. Do They Specialize?Lawyers are not one size fits all. If you need a personal injury attorney, it's best to find one who specializes in that type of law in the area you're filing suit. A lawyer familiar with the area and branch of law will be able to do a far more competent job than one who usually works in another field.

In most personal injury cases, your lawyer will work in contingency, which means that they don't collect their fees until after the case is settled. They should be up front with you on what those fees are and whether there will be other costs associated with your case.

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By interactive 07 Nov, 2017

After you’ve survived an injury-causing accident that was not your fault, the main job of a personal injury attorney is to prove that the other party was wholly responsible for what occurred.

But how exactly does a lawyer make that case?

In other words, what is the process that a personal injury lawyer takes to help prove that his or her client did not cause the accident?

By interactive 07 Nov, 2017

An accident of any kind, whether it involves a motor vehicle, or a slip-and-fall at the workplace can impact your life in ways you never expected, especially if you suffered serious injuries. And after this type of event occurs, the question often arises:

How long should you wait before you contact a legal advisor?

Most personal injury lawyers would answer with one word: immediately.

And that’s true, but what’s more important is for you to understand why contacting an attorney as quickly as possible can positively affect your legal claim.

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