- Choosing A Michigan Accident Attorney For Your Personal Injury Case
- June 13, 2011 | Author: Lawrence J. Buckfire
- Law Firm: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. - Southfield Office
The attorney you choose to represent you can mean the difference between getting a fair settlement or no settlement, but how do you know who to choose? If you look in the attorney section of the "yellow pages" or the phone book, all advertisements look the same. You find yourself asking, what's the difference between this Michigan lawyer and the others, and if there is a difference how will I know? Choosing an experienced lawyer who can get you the maximum personal injury settlement you're entitled to is not an easy task, but there are some questions you can ask yourself along with a few factors to consider that can make the process a lot easier.
Questions To Ask Yourself If You're A Personal Injury Client
Every Michigan personal injury law firm is different in the way they handle their cases. The first question you may want to ask yourself is: how do you want to be treated? Do you want to work and speak directly with the lawyer at all times knowing that he/she is directly handling your case, or does it not matter? Some personal injury attorneys have a team of paralegals that deal and answer all the questions of their clients.
Secondly, ask yourself if you are comfortable with the lawyer. It is the same situation when choosing a doctor. You would not choose a doctor to perform a surgery if you are not comfortable with them. One in the same, you should not choose a lawyer you are not comfortable with.
Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
The majority of personal injury claims do not go to trial. However, you should look for a lawyer who actually has gone or does go to trial. The main reason being the way insurance companies handle personal injury claims. Insurance companies will accept your premium payment with the promise that it will pay you money if you encounter serious injuries from an accident. Considering the risk of this happening is low, an insurance company will pay a settlement to the injured victim for fear that if the lawsuit were to go to trial they would end up paying more. With the way insurance companies settle cases, it will be a relief to know that your lawyer has had experience in the trial room, can handle the case with ease, and get you the maximum personal injury settlement you deserve.
Our Michigan Accident & Injury Lawyers
The Michigan personal injury attorneys at our law firm have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our clients and providing the best possible service. We are a family owned law firm and handle only a small number of cases so that we can devote our full time and energy to each case unlike other firms that are basically filing mills. Our personal injury clients work directly with the lawyer and not paralegals. Our experienced attorneys have graduate from prestigious universities and laws school in Michigan, spoken to numerous groups of lawyers and medical professionals, and authored 9 books on accident and injury cases in Michigan. We are rated "Superb" by the top Internet lawyer rating service and members of many national associations such as the Brain Injury Association and the American Lawyer Academy.