How Do I Find The “Right Lawyer”?

Here’s some good advice from Founding Partner, Leonard McCue, PA..
I’m always advising people to get a lawyer to help them with any claim that arises out of an automobile accident or medical malpractice. But “how do you find the right lawyer?”. Do you simply open up the yellow pages and poke your finger at the odd page that you come to or do you go on a website and simply type in, auto accident attorney?
It’s certainly a way of making an initial contact with a lawyer. But is that all? How do you know that one you’ve chosen from the yellow pages or whose website looks really glamorous, is going to do the best job for you? You have to ask questions. For instance, ask them how long have they been doing this type of legal work? More importantly is this the only type of work they do?
I know that I don’t want to have a divorce lawyer handling my medical malpractice case. If the lawyer you contacted doesn’t primarily do injury cases your best moving on and finding another attorney. I think one of the critical questions to ask is, “Do you try cases?”. That means do you take cases to court and try the case before a jury. The reason that’s an important question is because insurance companies know the law firms who are willing to challenge them in court. Challenging an insurance company in court is a very nerve wracking process. So it produces a great deal of anxiety. A lot of Lawyers do anything they can to avoid experiencing that anxiety. They don’t take their cases to court. Insurance companies, knowing that, low ball their offers of settlement for that law firm’s clients.
You don’t want to be one of those clients. You want to know that if the lawyer doesn’t believe he can get the absolute limits for you in a legal settlement for the satisfaction of the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, that he’s willing to take that case before a judge and jury to challenge that insurance company to be sure you’re satisfied with the outcome of your claim.
We take our cases to trial. At any time, on any day, in the course of our work we have a hundred or more cases scheduled for a trial. Now it’s true, insurance companies get just as anxious and just isn’t as nerve wracked over taking these cases on as the lawyer does. So it is often on the steps of the courthouse that they will settle the case. But, if they don’t settle, we do take those cases before a jury and challenge the insurance company to try to defeat your right to a good settlement for your case. Call us, we can tell you about our experience in trial. Give us a call, we’re Q Auto and Injury Attorneys and we can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free. 

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