What Should I Look For When Hiring a California Personal Injury Attorney?
An auto accident can be counted on leaves its victims with an abundance of questions. Which driver was negligent? Who will be paying for the losses I have suffered? What about my doctor bills? Am I eligible to receive financial compensation for my pain and suffering? What about my lost income from not being able to work? A qualified personal injury attorney will be very useful in guiding the way through the normally turbulent and complicated world of insurance claims and settlements.
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis, which means that they only get paid if the resolution of your case is in your favor. It is because of this fact that there is essentially no motivation at all for you to endeavor to handle this type of claim by yourself, especially if significant injuries are concerned in the matter.
A History of Taking Cases to Trial
Unfortunately, the majority of attorneys who advertise their services for personal injury cases have never actually been through a trial. These attorneys have a very distinctive approach. They agree to take your case and then urge you to settle (out of court, of course) for a portion of what your claim is actually worth. Comparatively, insurance companies are extremely aggressive. If they have knowledge of the fact that your attorney will do anything to avoid a trial, or that he is completely lacking in any skills in the courtroom, then they will certainly take advantage of your circumstances and produce very low settlement offers or make virtually no effort at all to settle your case.
Winning Cases and High Payouts
If you have a case that includes several different crimes and/or catastrophic injuries, it is critical to be cognizant of the fact that a competent attorney will be able to receive both a winning verdict and a large compensation. The Million Dollar Advocates is a respected association of attorneys who have either settled or tried cases with the financial merit of one million dollars or more. Not every lawsuit is worth a million dollars, obviously, but doing this sort of research before you commit to an attorney is in your best interest when it comes to ensuring that the attorney you chose is able to competently represent you.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident and is looking for legal representation then finding an attorney who meets these fundamental criteria will ensure that you get someone who is perfect for your current circumstances. Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we have the experience and the knowledge to go after the maximum amount of compensation that you can receive in accordance with California law. We will help you develop your legal claim from start to finish and stand by you from beginning to end. For a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us at (310) 954-7248 today.