When you are injured in a traffic accident or by a dangerous drug or medical device, it is usually in your best interest to talk to our New Orleans personal injury lawyers. An attorney reviews your claim, answers questions about injury claims, and explains your options for seeking compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. An insurance adjuster may not have your best interests in mind because he is protecting the insurance company from liability. You need someone to protect your best interests and legal rights.
However, how do you choose a lawyer? What do you look for when you are searching for an attorney for your personal injury claim? Three qualities that our attorneys have that benefit our clients are experience, effective communication, and extensive trial experience.
Three Qualities Our New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyers Have That Benefit You
Our lawyers have many great qualities, including:
Experience does matter. Law school teaches attorneys about legal theories and specific laws. However, nothing compares to real-world experience. As attorneys handle cases, they develop skills, knowledge, and resources that benefit their clients.
When you search for New Orleans personal injury lawyers, search for an attorney with substantial experience handling cases like your case. An attorney with experience understands when to settle a case and when to take a case to trial. They know the courts and judges in the area and how juries tend to decide personal injury cases in that area. Experienced attorneys also know the various insurance companies that handle claims and how those companies treat claims.
You need an attorney who listens to you and addresses your concerns. You also want an attorney who communicates with you throughout your case.
During your first meeting, make sure to ask the attorney how often clients receive updates about their cases. Ask the attorney how telephone calls from clients are handled? Does the attorney return calls or so staff members return calls? How can you contact your attorney if you have a problem?
3. Trial Experience
Some attorneys settle all personal injury cases. They never go to court. While most personal injury claims are settled without filing a lawsuit, you want an attorney who has trial experience. Your case may need to be litigated to protect your best interests.
A law firm that settles all cases may not have your best interest as its top priority. Your lawyer needs to be willing and capable to fling a personal injury lawsuit and taking the matter to trial if that is necessary to get you the maximum compensation for your injury case.
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney for More Information
The New Orleans personal injury lawyers of The Olinde Firm have the experience and skills you want as you fight for fair compensation for your injury claim. We have developed resources and a network of experts we use when investigating claims. Our legal team works diligently to gather evidence to prove fault and liability. We also carefully document your damages and injuries to increase the value of your personal injury claim.
If you have been injured in a car accident or injured by a dangerous medical device or drug, contact Attorney Fred Olinde at The Olinde Firm to discuss your car accident claim.
Call (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in New Orleans.