By Jimmy Fasig | April 24, 2018
If you want the best results in your personal injury case, you should hire the best lawyer. Deciding who the best lawyer is for you, however, might be a challenge. What should you look for? Here is a list of the top three things you should look for when deciding who to hire:
- The best personal injury attorney cares about his or her clients.
I put this as number one for a reason. It’s a lot easier and more effective to fight for a friend than for someone you don’t care about. As personal injury attorneys, caring about our clients is not just the right thing to do; it elicits better results. Caring about our clients is good business. If a personal injury attorney wants to be the best, I recommend caring more about your clients than any other lawyer.
- The best personal injury attorney has the resources, ability, and courage to try cases.
Most people think we all try cases. That’s actually not true. A lot of the biggest advertising lawyers I know have NEVER won a personal injury jury trial. Most cases settle out of court. However, if the insurance company and/or opposing counsel you are dealing with knows you won’t try a case, they will offer your client less money for settlement. A jury trial is the best leverage we have as personal injury attorneys. If the defense knows an attorney won’t go to trial, that attorney has very little leverage. The client loses.
- The best personal injury attorney has won some cases- and has lost some cases.
I would be very concerned if I met an attorney who said he or she never lost a case. Good lawyers know you learn more by the cases you lose than by the cases you win. The best personal injury attorneys can see both sides of your case and are not afraid to tell you about the warts. There are two sides to every story. If we don’t listen to reason, we might end up taking our client through a jury trial that never should have happened. Bad decisions are made when the attorney falls in love with his own arguments.
If I needed a personal injury attorney, I’d look at these three areas first. Then, I would hire Dana Brooks Cooper.