If you or your loved one have been injured due to a situation outside of your control, or if you are trying to make sense of a death due to negligence, you are living with a lot of feelings. You can feel overwhelmed, angry, confused, and heartbreak at the same time. However, once you make the decision to seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney, you can feel even more overwhelmed as you attempt to find a lawyer who will advocate for you.
If you are seeking a personal injury lawyer, here are a few things to consider in order to make the most confident decision that will benefit you.
Is the lawyer in your general area?
Unfortunately, giant law firms claiming to serve people all over the country are gaining popularity among potential clients. These corporate chains offer clients little attention, and the lawyers are unaware of the nuances of state or country courtrooms.
Make a better choice by working with an attorney and firm who are in your general area. These are the lawyers that will know the judges and have extensive experience serving clients in the same courtrooms you will be in as well. A local lawyer is always the best decision for you and your case.
Does your lawyer have excellent results?
Personal injury firms should be able to give youtangible results of the cases they have recently worked on. They should be able to give you references of past clients, as well as information about their most recent court outcomes. If a lawyer cannot produce these references or success stories, it is time to look for different representation.
You should also look for a lawyer that has excellent results with cases similar to yours. That track record can go a long way towards giving you a favorable outcome.
Does the lawyer listen to you and empathize?
You want to work with a personal injury attorney who will listen to your situation and empathize with your struggles. Not all lawyers are able to foster this connection and relationship, but you will feel more confident when you feel your attorney genuinely has your best interests at heart.
The team at MacCloskey, Kesler & Associates knows the difference this relationship can make. Not only does our attorney Kimball MacCloskey have first-hand experience of serious injury, but our entire team is also dedicated to building a meaningful relationship with our clients in order to guide them through a difficult situation.
Choosing a personal attorney can feel difficult. However, if you base your decision on finding a lawyer who is local, experienced, and empathetic, you will have the peace of mind that you made the right choice.
Call the office of MacCloskey, Kesler & Associates for your free consultation today.