There are certain qualities you should expect from your lawyer that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Your lawyer returns phone calls promptly. Indeed, personal injury attorneys are always when you need them and will call you when there is something you should know about your case.
- Your lawyer knows the law. It sounds obvious, but there are many nuances to each area of practice. In addition to knowing the law, your lawyer should know what expectations you have and how and when you wish to be communicated with.
- You lawyer gets the job done. Procrastination gets lawyers and their clients in trouble. Your attorney should work hard and in a manner consistent with a client’s goals.
- Your lawyer works effectively and efficiently. Not only does your attorney get the work done, but they get it done in such a way that the work performed is valuable to the client, no matter how long it actually takes.
- Your lawyer treats you professionally. There is little worse than an egomaniacal advocate. These attorneys are the type that substitute their own goals for yours and often treat others so poorly that they have little success negotiating settlements or getting courtesies during the prosecution of your case. Such problems can only hurt the client.
- Your lawyer does his or her best to keep promises about when work will be completed. If you cannot deliver the goods when promised, do not make that promise. Indeed, nothing is more disappointing than someone who breaks a promise. Such failures deplete trust and confidence and ultimately may lead to a breakdown in attorney-client relationship.
- Your lawyer is reasonably comfortable in most settings. If your attorneys projects confidence—but not arrogance—in most settings, he or she is likely to be most effective in achieving your desired result.
- Your lawyer attends meetings, and is fully prepared and active participants so that your interests are at the top of the agenda.
- Your lawyers is thought of as "capable," and is expected to do a good job. When opposing attorneys, judges and court staff know that your attorney will do a good job, the likelihood of a positive outcome and the “benefit of the doubt” is greater, something that will only serve to help you succeed.
- Your lawyer cares about his or her clients. Loyalty is not to the attorney, but to the client.
- Your lawyer accepts and respects feedback when offered. As in all walks of life, attorneys cannot be so arrogant so as not to be able to learn.
These are the qualities to look for in your Personal Injury Attorneys Accidents. If you are injured, you can find a good lawyer. But if you want the best to prosecute your claim, seek out someone who, like the criteria listed above, will be responsive to you, aggressive toward adversaries, will be prepared and will be open to your suggestions.