After a car accident, the question of whether you can recover compensation for your injuries turns on fault. To determine fault in legal terms, you must establish whether the other driver negligently caused the injuries that you sustained. Proving negligence can be quite complex and is not something you should attempt on your own.
An experienced lawyer can help identify the responsible parties after your car accident and prove that they were negligent. This may seem somewhat straightforward, but in Texas, it gets more complicated. Because of the complexity, it’s imperative that you talk to an experienced car accident lawyer.Choosing the right attorney to represent your car accident injury claim is essential to securing not only the justice you deserve, but financial compensation for your losses. It’s important to put your trust into a legal representative with experience in representing plaintiffs in car accident injury claims.
What to Look For in Your Legal Representative
A Proven Record of Winning. When you look for a car accident attorney, the first thing you should see is a history of winning results. At the end of the day you want an attorney that understands your suffering and has the capabilities to win your car accident injury claim.
Financial Compensation. Securing adequate financial compensation requires a competent lawyer. You need to find an car accident attorney who is experienced in setting the cost of damages and liability at a reasonable rate. Look for an attorney who is educated in how much your claim is worth and who has won similar amounts for other car accident victims.
Up-Front. You need a car accident attorney who will be upfront about their fees and the prospective outcome of the case. Look for a car accident attorney who takes the time to determine the likelihood of your case winning and who can give you some idea of what the legal proceedings will entail. When suing for damages and liability you should expect to pay your attorney part of the money you win, rather than any sort of prior fee. Avoid car accident attorneys who expect payment prior to winning your case.
Powerful Negotiator. A good car accident attorney will know when it is best to negotiate and when it is time to go to court. After a verdict, further negotiations on payouts may also be necessary. This is where having a skilled and thorough negotiator is key. You need an attorney who can set reasonable expectations and who knows how to win a case through to the final payout.
Formidable. Look for an attorney who has a reputation in their community as a reliable car accident victim resource. Choose a car accident lawyer who is willing to take your case to trial if that is what needs to happen for your best outcome. Be aware of attorneys who do not have the skill or confidence to stop negotiations and go to court. You want to be sure that you hire someone who is experienced in the courtroom and who has won against other formidable lawyers.
Compassionate. You need a car accident attorney who has a sense of justice and drive to fight for what’s right. At the end of the day, defending car accident victims who have been injured through no fault of their own should matter more than taking a cut of the pay. Finding an attorney with a passion to fight for you is a competitive edge that should not be dismissed.
Respect & Fairness. While your attorney should be an expert in car accident recovery, there is no excuse for an attorney who doesn’t respect their clients. Keeping you informed and making sure you understand your options is invaluable and the mark of a good car accident attorney. Hire an attorney who will set fair expectations and not someone who will make unrealistic promises.
Transparency & Communication. Look for an attorney who is transparent about the legal process of filing a car accident claim. It’s okay to not understand the entire process of a car accident claim, that’s why you are hiring a qualified lawyer. You should be able to ask your attorney about the legal process and to get straightforward answers explaining your next steps. Your attorney should keep you informed and aware of the process every step of the way.
Connections & Resources. When deciding on a law firm, look for a firm with the connections to be successful. While it might seem like a good idea to go with a smaller firm and receive more one-on-one support, some aspects of trial can benefit from a larger legal team. Major corporations and even some smaller businesses may spend thousands of dollars on “expert” witnesses to attack your case. These experts can be tough to match without the resources to hire your own experts or researchers to prove those other experts wrong. Othertimes, companies may intentionally swamp your lawyer with paperwork to slow the legal process down. Having a firm with a team capable of handling these complicated and labor intensive processes is critical. Look for a firm with the connections to industry leaders and competent staff to tackle whatever your opposition throws at you.
Experience. Having an experienced car accident attorney with an equally experienced legal team encapsulates all of these critical components. An attorney who has a proven record of success in car accident claims is of the utmost importance. You want an attorney who has a reputation of success and integrity while also taking the time to answer any questions you might have.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries to the fullest extent allowed by law, not by what the insurance company thinks you will accept. By thoroughly calculating all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, your Williams Hart attorney will know precisely how much you are owed and won’t stop fighting until that entire amount is recovered. Contact us today to schedule a 100% FREE initial consultation.