If you are looking for a trial lawyer for your personal injury case, you’ve seen hundreds of attorneys who say that’s exactly what they are. So how do you know which trial attorney is right for your personal injury or civil litigation matter? You need to ask the right questions to make sure you’ve got the best lawyer for your case.
- First, ask who at the firm will be your point of contact. Plenty of big firms will take your case, then assign it to a paralegal or legal assistant, and you’ll never see an attorney again until your case goes to trial. That may be your style, but if it’s not, find a lawyer who will work with you personally. Find a lawyer who will personally look over your case, discuss the case with you, and provide you with an honest assessment of what your case looks like. Finding out just before trial that your case isn’t worth nearly what you were told a year ago, simply because you haven’t spoken to your attorney in that long, is a recipe for disaster.
- Second, find an honest lawyer with whom you feel comfortable. Selecting a trial lawyer, only to find out later that you don’t get along, will make for a miserable experience, both for you and the attorney representing you. You may literally have to work with your trial lawyer for years, and you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a relationship with your attorney that will last that long. Your case is a marathon, not a sprint. Have a partner you get along with to get you past the finish line.
- Third, make sure to find an attorney who knows his or her way around a courtroom. Many attorneys call themselves trial lawyers, or work in trial firms, but have never themselves tried a case. Selecting a trial lawyer who has been in a courtroom is of the utmost importance. Find one so that your case doesn’t get settled for less than what it’s worth simply because your lawyer was intimidated by the thought of going to trial.
If you’re searching for a trial lawyer to handle your personal injury or civil litigation matter, call the Olson Law Firm to see if we can help. We are a trial law firm where we know that good lawyering makes a difference. We’ve seen the inside of a courtroom and teach others the art and science of trial advocacy. Most importantly, we are a small firm, personally dedicated to each of our clients. We may not be the best fit for you, and if we’re not, we’ll be the first to tell you and find someone else for you. But if we are, we promise to work tirelessly to get you the best result we can.