Choosing the Right Personal Injury Law Firm
As you probably know, choosing a lawyer is not like picking out a pair of jeans. While picking a flattering pair of pants can make for a snazzy outfit, choosing right personal injury law firm for your accident case can be one of the most important decisions you make in your life.
As our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green know, if you’re looking for a lawyer in your personal capacity (not for work), you’re likely expecting to be on the serving or receiving end of a lawsuit. If you are a potential plaintiff (victim) looking for a personal injury lawyer, you are probably also dealing with injuries and losses from an accident. You don’t need the added headaches associated with retaining an inexperienced, unskilled or inattentive attorney.
As our personal injury lawyers know, and as we will discuss in this blog post, choosing a personal injury law firm is an incredibly important decision with many different considerations. Among the factors you should consider in choosing a law firm to represent you in your personal injury case: the experience of the lawyers, the skill of the lawyers, and the attention they will give you and your case.
As the old adage goes, there is no teacher like experience. The best way for a lawyer to know how to handle a personal injury case is to have actually handled a similar personal injury case in the past. The more experience an attorney has, the better. The more a law firm has experienced, the less likely it will be that the firm, and the lawyers in the firm, will be rattled by unexpected hiccups and adverse changes in the course of litigation. Our law firm, for example, has been dedicated to handling personal injury cases since 1999. In that time, we have handled hundreds of personal injury cases, gaining in-depth familiarity with this field of law in the process.
While experience is necessary, it is not alone sufficient. As our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers know, even with tons of experience, a lawyer might still be unskilled. One way to measure skill is by looking at a firm’s track record. At Aronberg, Aronberg & Green, we’re proud of our results. Some recent highlights include obtaining a $100,000 (policy limit) settlement on behalf of a no-impact car incident in October; a $350,000 settlement on behalf of a motorcyclist client involved in a car crash a year earlier; and $250,000 obtained on behalf of a client involved in a motor crash a few years before that. Additionally, in 2012, our firm reached a $6,000,000 settlement on behalf of a family whose daughter was killed in a catastrophic car accident in New Jersey.
Our skilled attorneys represent the highest caliber of personal injury legal expertise. Our skill—coupled with our experience—part of the reason why our clients consistently refer us to others in need of legal assistance. The other reason why our customers are proud to refer us to their loved ones is the attention they receive from our attorneys & paralegals.
- Attention & Accessibility
A good lawyer is one who will keep his or her client informed of how things are going with their case. Leaving clients in the dark is the mark of a bad lawyer and it is a violation of the code of conduct regulating the legal field. Some law firms endeavor to be the biggest around—for them, tall office buildings, dozens or hundreds of lawyers, and large billboards signify success. But over the past 18 years of representing clients, we’ve intentionally remained small and nimble for the benefits of our clients. Just this year, we have added our third named partner—Seth P. Green—a crucial member of our team.
Our small nature is purposeful. Instead of turning into a “law factory” which takes in and spits out cases like an assembly line, we have intentionally remained small and nimble enough to provide quality legal advice and services while also keeping our clients in the loop—personally. Our attorneys know that one of the responsibilities of a lawyer is to keep clients informed of how their case is progressing; we take this responsibility to heart. Our lawyers and paralegals are attentive to clients and accessible, by phone or e-mail.
The fact is, picking the wrong attorney can have dire consequences. An inexperienced attorney can treat your case as an exercise in experimentation. An unskilled lawyer could mess up your case and leave you with less than you deserve (or nothing). An inattentive lawyer could leave you completely out of the loop, feeling helpless. At Aronberg, Aronberg & Green, you will find experienced, skilled and attentive lawyers who care about you and your case.