Not all injury cases may require hiring an attorney, it may be that the claim can be settled, without an attorney, for a reasonable amount.
However, when serious injuries or a wrongful death occur, as a result of another party’s negligence, it is critical to have an advocate on your side, sooner rather than later. The decision to hire a personal injury attorney, and the right one at the right time, is important, because the other party’s insurance company is in the business of protecting its interests, not those of the injured person, representation is necessary to level the playing field.
The following considerations are important in selecting a personal injury lawyer.
Is the attorney a State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death? This certification has been earned by approximately 1% of all Arizona lawyers.
Has the attorney been recognized by Super Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers?
Will your attorney be available to meet and consult with you, have your phone calls promptly returned, fully explain the process, and be there for frank discussions, when the need arises?
Your attorney should have the experience, passion, and time to represent you. Your attorney should be someone you can trust and feel comfortable with, in the effort to achieve a fair and just resolution of your case, by way of settlement or trial.
There should be a free confidential consultation with the attorney. There should be no fees or costs charged unless there is a settlement.