How Do I Choose the Best Personal Injury Attorney For My Case?

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If you’ve been injured, why do you need a trial attorney on your side? How do you find the best personal injury attorney for your case?

Justin Smith is an attorney with Sloan Law Firm based in Longview, Texas. He primarily focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury litigation. He has also assisted clients with matters related to commercial litigation, civil rights, employment-related class actions, police brutality, and legal malpractice.

In this Quick Question, Smith explains that a trial lawyer gives the insurance companies something to be afraid of. When a lawyer chooses to settle, that lawyer and their client lose all leverage.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-364-6814 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

A lawyer who won’t take a case to trial has no better footing than if the victim were to handle the case themself.

The leverage an attorney exercises when seeking compensation for their client is the possibility of the case going to trial. Trial can be a long, expensive, and arduous process which many people and organizations strive to avoid at all costs. If the at-fault party is concerned they will be forced into a lengthy court battle if they do not offer a fair settlement, it could inspire them to offer an acceptable value at the beginning of the legal process rather than the end.

While any attorney can take a case to trial, trial attorneys undergo additional training in client advocacy and generally have a great deal more experience in the courtroom compared to other lawyers who are more likely used to settling cases outside of court.

Trucking companies and their legal counsel keep track of the attorneys who are more likely to take a case to trial.

The reason these companies keep track of the attorneys who are more likely to take their case to trial is that they want to avoid meeting those attorneys in court.

Hiring a trial attorney to represent your case is a huge boon to any personal injury case for a couple reasons; first, they may inspire a fair settlement right from the get-go rather than forcing you to sit through and consider multiple low-ball offers and directionless negotiation; second, if it is necessary to take the case all the way to trial, they will have all the experience necessary to handle themselves and your case efficiently and effectively in the courtroom.

If hiring an attorney seems out of the question due to finances, it may help to note that most personal injury trial attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means clients are not required to pay unless and until their attorney wins their case.

To learn more, contact Justin Smith directly by calling 888-364-6814 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

Why is it good to have an attorney working for you who can go all the way to trial? Here's what Texas attorney Justin Smith says In this AskTheLawyers.com Quick Question.

Justin Smith:

Because the lawyer who won't take it to trial is not in any better position than the person who got hurt. The leverage that a lawyer has is in filing that lawsuit, prosecuting that lawsuit, teeing it up, and having 12 folks from the community say "What you did was wrong," and you being the person who caused the injuries, and the insurance company's gotta pay for that. And if a lawyer won't do that, then the insurance company doesn't have anything to be afraid of.

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