How To Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer

– Matt Powell, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Here’s the Deal: Avoid Lawyers Who Don’t Focus on Personal Injury. There are many lawyers who claim to be personal injury lawyers when, in fact, they have little or no experience in filing lawsuits and going all the way to trial. By hiring an experienced and qualified personal injury trial lawyer in the beginning, your case will move efficiently. Therefore, you will avoid many of the common mistakes inexperienced lawyers make in personal injury cases.

Beware: Many Lawyers Advertise to Settle Cases for Less than their Worth.

Many lawyers advertise a lot only to sign up cases and settle them for less than they’re worth. So, if they can’t settle your case, they refer it to another lawyer to do the hard work. Big advertising firms usually treat their cases like cattle. They push them through the system and slaughter them at the end for less than the true value of the case. Insurance companies keep track of those firms and when you hire them to handle your case, insurance companies offer you less money.

Insurance Companies Base the Amount they Offer on the Lawyer you Hire.

They keep track of lawyers and law firms that settle cases for low values. This means when you hire a big firm or a lawyer that never goes to trial and just settles cases, a lower value will be placed on your claim That’s why it is so important to hire a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who takes their cases seriously and fight all the way to trial. Insurance companies know which lawyers and law firms fight for their clients and place higher values on their cases.

What is a Board Certified Lawyer?

When a lawyer is Board Certified, they are recognized as an expert in their area of law. Board Certified Lawyers have special knowledge, skills, proficiency, and have a high level of professionalism. It is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar. I, Matt Powell, am Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, so I am an expert at taking cases to trial in front of juries. Why hire just any lawyer when you can hire a Board Certified one?

Are Board Certified Lawyers More Expensive?

Almost all personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means the attorney is only paid if they make a recovery for you. The Florida Bar regulates contingency fees, so most personal injury lawyers charge the same exact fee. So, if every attorney charges the same fee, why not hire one who is an expert in personal injury trial work?

Why Should You Wait to Hire a Lawyer?

You shouldn’t! Since the attorney fees are the same no matter when you hire them, why not take advantage of advice from a board certified civil trial sooner than later? As a result, it will help you avoid making mistakes that could cost you money in the future. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the more valuable your claim is worth.

Your Lawyer Should Know the Science and Medicine of Injuries.

Make sure the lawyer you hire is very knowledgeable about science and medicine. The lawyer should understand the physics of things like car accidents in order hire the right experts and ask them the right questions. This is the same for medicine. If your lawyer understands medicine, they will be more knowledgeable about the types of medical expert witnesses needed to prove your injuries and will know the right questions to ask them. They will also know what to ask from your treating doctors to prove your case. Hiring a lawyer that doesn’t know that much about science and medicine will significantly devalue your claim.

If you Have Questions, Call Me. If you have any more questions about how to choose a personal injury lawyer, call my office at 1-844-MATTLAW and speak with me, Matt Powell, about your claim.

– Matt Powell, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer