The reality of filing a personal injury claim to recover deserved compensation is that the insurance company employs lawyers who specialize in defending against personal injury claims and protecting the insurance company’s interests.
As a former insurance attorney, I have firsthand experience with the tactics used to defend against personal injury claims. This past experience tells me that personal injury victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries deserve the best serious injury attorney for Albuquerque personal injury claims to level the playing field.
However, it is a mistake to choose a personal injury attorney based solely off of an advertisement or how tough they claim to be. Even if the ad is compelling and gives you the reason to believe that the attorney in question is Albuquerque’s best serious injury attorney for your specific legal claim, there are additional questions you should ask the lawyer.
Here are four key questions to ask when seeking the right lawyer for your personal injury case.
What Is Your Fee Structure for Best Serious Injury Attorney?
After an injury claim is won or a successful verdict is recovered at trial, the funds you receive will be critically important for taking care of your medical needs. For this reason, it is important to choose an attorney with an honest fee structure that is in your best interests.
For example, I guarantee my clients that I will help serious injury victims:
- Receive a higher offer than the insurance company provides, or no attorney fee will be charged
- Receive money in your pocket or no fee is charged
- Have peace of mind knowing that you can rely on my legal advice when I charge the same standard 1/3 attorney fee, regardless of whether the case settles or needs to go to trial.
Collectively, these guarantees let injury victims and loved ones know their needs will be put first by a lawyer who provides reliable legal counsel at all times.
Will I Win My Case?
It is one thing to guarantee an honest, ethical and transparent fee structure. Doing so is simply good ethics, but it is quite another for a personal injury attorney to guarantee a successful outcome. Not only is this unethical, it is extremely dishonest.
The best personal injury attorneys have still lost cases, even if such an outcome is rare. This simple question, if answered honestly by the attorney, can give you confidence that you are dealing with an ethical and transparent serious injury lawyer.
How Long Have You Practiced Personal Injury Law?
Every lawyer must start without years of experience, but the question is still an important one to ask when weighing your legal options. This is not to say that years of legal experience should be prioritized above all other factors. Rather, it is simply to say that this is another simple question that can help you better determine whether the attorney’s experience and credentials match your legal needs.
Personally, this is my 20th year of practicing personal injury law and I am a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. I have been reviewed by other attorneys and judges and I am honored to have received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell (LINK). This means I was voted as having the highest legal ability and ethical standards. This is the type of information that will be of value to you when deciding on the attorney to represent your personal injury claim.
Have You Taken Cases to Trial?
The reality of personal injury law is that the vast majority of legal claims end in settlements. Still, it is important to know whether an attorney can take your claim to trial should the need arise, especially if the facts of the case make a fair settlement offer less likely.
Further, the uncertainty of a trial is a risk for both plaintiffs and defendants in a personal injury lawsuit. As such, choosing an attorney with the willingness to go to trial, like me, could also lead to a higher settlement since the insurance company will know the lawyer is willing to try the case.
Albuquerque Best Serious Injury Attorney
If you are ready to discuss the facts of your serious accident with an Albuquerque injury trial lawyer, I am ready to speak with you and provide the legal counsel your case deserves. Contact me for a free case evaluation to discuss your accident claim today.