The Importance of Performing Due Diligence When Selecting a Personal Injury Lawyer

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When choosing a personal injury attorney, it is important to perform due diligence. Hiring the right attorney can make or break the outcome of a lawsuit. If you are in the process of selecting an attorney, consider the following factors:

  • Experience — Your attorney should have experience handling cases similar to your own. If you are injured by a truck accident, it would be unwise to hire an attorney who primarily handles dog bite cases. Ask your potential attorney about their experience with your type of injury, and ask to see the outcome of previous cases.
  • Dedication — Spend some time on the Internet reading what past clients have to say about an attorney or law firm’s dedication to their case — you want to work with a firm you know is passionate about getting the best possible results for their clients. Owens & Mulherin is home to a strong legal team dedicated to giving personal injury lawsuits the attention they deserve. 
  • Promptness — In a personal injury lawsuit, time is of the essence. The lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations, and the lawyer must meet various courtroom deadlines. If your potential attorney does not return your phone calls and emails in a prompt manner, it may indicate a habit of tardiness. 
  • Reputation — In personal injury cases, the plaintiff’s attorney should be trustworthy, compassionate and reliable. Do your research to make sure you select an attorney that is publicly visible and respected by the legal community. This makes a difference when it comes to settlement negotiations as well as trials.

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