Selecting a lawyer is one of the most important aspects of pursuing your personal injury accident case. Choosing the right lawyer is vital to get good results and relieve stress.
How to Choose a Lawyer
- How to Choose the Right Attorney
- The right lawyer has experience and is Board Certified
When you're selecting a lawyer for your personal injury accident case, one of the most important things to evaluate is whether or not the lawyer has experience prosecuting your type of case. Just because a lawyer practices personal injury law doesn't mean that he or she knows how to prosecute a car wreck, truck collision, or construction accident case.
One way to ensure the attorney is experience in personal injury cases is whether they are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. In order to be board certified, you must have tried a number of cases to a jury, been practicing law for a number of years, be recommended by your peers and judges, and take an examination to test your knowledge. Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys are board certified in personal injury trial law. Robert Kisselburgh is board certified and has tried numerous cases to juries with verdicts ranging from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.
- Choose a trial lawyer who can get you results.
There's a difference between a personal injury claim factory and a lawyer that knows how to get the most value from a case. If you choose a lawyer that understands how litigation works, you'll get results. Litigation is the process of resolving a dispute in court or through a lawsuit. When you choose a trial attorney, you’ll be sending a powerful message to the insurance company. You will not settle for anything, but you will demand a just recovery for your injuries.
Lawyers who regularly try cases to juries tend to position cases differently than lawyers whose primary goal is simply to settle the case, and insurance companies and defense lawyers see the difference. A lawyer prepared to go to trial is a much stronger opponent for defendants, and therefore you'll have powerful advocate on your side.
- A good lawyer is responsive.
Depending on case load, a lawyer can be quite busy. However, a good lawyer is responsive to your questions; even in the event that he or she has to respond to those questions through a legal assistant or paralegal. At the Kisselburgh Law Firm, you will be able to talk with an attorney, not just an assistant.
At the same time, a good lawyer is always on top of your case. A good layer knows what needs to be done and won't bother you with constant updates unless there's something to report. Don't feel that because you don't hear from your lawyer often, he's not doing anything with your case; in most instances, a lawyer is working on your case even when you don't hear about it.