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After a serious injury, why is it so important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who handled cases just like yours?
This Quick Question features attorney John Sloan of the Sloan Law Firm based in Longview, Texas. John Sloan is the founder of Sloan Law Firm, which has offices in Longview, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Sante Fe, New Mexico. He focuses his practice on truck and auto accidents, defective products, oilfield accidents, brain injury cases, and other fields of personal injury law.
In this Quick Question, he explains how a board certified personal injury trial lawyer can walk you through the process with more confidence if they have experience handling many similar cases.
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.
Sloan uses the example of someone in need of back surgery; this patient would not seek out a general practitioner, but would locate a trusted board-certified surgeon. When you find yourself in need of a lawyer, it is important to identify what kind of lawyer you are looking for. Someone seeking help with a custody issue would seek a family law attorney, whereas someone seeking compensation for an injury would look for a personal injury attorney.
Personal injury attorneys are unique both in their training and experience, as well as the way they structure their payment plans; most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. This means a client does not have to pay for their attorney’s services unless the attorney wins their case. Only after a personal injury attorney has been successful in making a financial recovery for their client does the client then pay the attorney out of a previously agreed upon percentage of the winnings.
In the field of personal injury, lawyers have their specialities. Some attorneys may specialize in car and truck accidents, while others may specialize in cases of medical malpractice or product liability. It is important to seek out an attorney not only in the correct field of law but who has experience handling cases similar to your own. In a similar vein, if it seems unlikely that your opponent will offer a fair settlement outside of court, it is particularly important to look for a board-certified trial attorney.
Trial attorneys have been down the road of difficult personal injury cases before, and they know how to handle common obstacles. Additionally, these attorneys have often spent more time in the courtroom and know how to communicate effectively with a jury, whereas an attorney without trial experience may not have built the same skillset. In the initial consultation, it’s a good idea to ask about an attorney’s success rate with cases similar to your own.
To learn more, contact John Sloan 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.
Do you know why it's so important to have a personal injury attorney on your side if you're injured in a collision? That's what we asked Texas Attorney John Sloan in this AskTheLawyers.com™ Quick Question.
There's a need for a specialist, it's just like you wouldn't go to a general practitioner these days to have back surgery. You're gonna want a board-certified orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. If you're in a personal injury case, you really need a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer to handle that case for you. You wanna look for somebody that's been down the road before, you wanna look for somebody that this is not their first rodeo, so to speak. You wanna look for somebody that has been to court, has tried these cases, has faced juries, and has been successful in handling cases like yours.
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