Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer is a type of attorney who represents clients that are a victim of someone else’s negligence. Forms of negligence could include incidents arising from a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, medical malpractice, etc. It is the job of a personal injury attorney to assist their client in receiving fair compensation for their damages based on factors such as car repairs, medical bills, and/or lost wages. A personal injury can result in the form of physical, emotional, and financial hardship. It’s imperative that you secure an experienced personal injury attorney such as the Law Office of Brian Brunson to help ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
How can a personal injury attorney help you?
A reputable car accident lawyer should always have your best interests in mind. Almost all attorneys will want to have an initial consultation with a potential client to discuss the accident and obtain all of the relevant details. We offer free consultations to all new clients. During our initial consultation, this your opportunity to explain what happened and ask us any questions you may have. Once we have all of the details, we can measure the strength of your claim and decide on the best course of action. It is our responsibility to communicate with you and assist you throughout the entire claims process. Lack of communication is usually the #1 complaint people have with lawyers. Personal injury attorney Brian Brunson is different. We keep you in the loop at all times, because we understand the uncertainty of not knowing what’s going on with your claim can make a stressful ordeal that much worse.
Choosing the right attorney
Before you select a personal injury attorney, you’ll want to conduct some research. Choosing an attorney is not a decision you should take lightly, or make quickly, simply because you’re in a hurry to collect compensation for your losses. The first thing you should always do when considering an attorney is examine their reviews from other clients. Word-of-mouth is often the most reliable form of gauging ones’ reputation and trustworthiness. Car wreck attorney Brian Brunson has been awarded numerous designations, the most recent having been named to the list of “Best Car Accident Lawyers in Dallas”. Brian also has a 5-star, A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, and 5-star ratings on Google as well as the AVVO lawyer directory. When you need an experienced personal injury attorney, there’s really only one name to know, Brian Brunson.
3 tips to think about and questions to ask
- What are your fees? The vast majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis; meaning they collect no money unless they obtain a settlement for you or win your case in court. The amount, or percentage of money the attorney collects (the fee) will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. Your attorney should be fully transparent with you in regards to the fees they charge. There should never be any surprises. You should also ask the attorney if there are any additional fees that will be deducted from your settlement. These fees could include costs incurred during a trial from the hiring of expert witnesses, other professionals who testify on your behalf, etc.
- Who is actually working on my case? Sometimes, when you retain a lawyer, you aren’t actually retaining one lawyer, but an entire law firm. This is especially true if you hire a large firm to take on your case. There are pros and cons to this. Large law firms may staff several attorneys, all of whom may be working on your case, in addition to paralegals and/or other assistants. While it may seem a benefit to have multiple attorneys working on your case, sometimes this leads to a lack of communication between attorney and client. While the decision is ultimately yours to make, a smaller law firm may be more suited to your specific needs, especially if you seek personalized service. You should ask the attorney during the initial consultation who exactly will be handling your claim.
- What results have you obtained for other clients? Your attorney should be both familiar with your type of claim and operate in close proximity to the jurisdiction where your case will be handled. If your attorney is not experienced in the area in which your claim involves, this could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. For example, a car wreck claim and a medical malpractice claim are two very different things. One way to gauge the experience of the attorney you are considering is to ask about their track record of obtaining settlements and/or winning lawsuits. At the Law Office of Brian Brunson, we aggressively attack personal injury, auto, truck and motorcycle accident cases throughout the state of Texas and we have obtained over $7,000,000 for our clients.
Proudly serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding areas, our office supports the legal needs of a wide variety of clients. Let the Law Office of Brian Brunson be your advocate in your time of need and help you put your life back together. If we can’t win or settle your case, you don’t pay a dime! We know it can be daunting to take that first step after you’ve been hurt. Contact Brian Brunson today. We can help, when no one else will.
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