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by | May 18, 2016 | Personal Injury

You already know that it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney after an accident, but not just any attorney will do. You need to hire a team of attorneys who specialize in your type of injury, and most importantly, attorneys who are constantly innovating their practice, and educating themselves so that they can better represent their clients.

In a recent news article, Horn Law featured our very own Laurie Del Percio as she attended the Trial Lawyers Summit. This summit included some of the top lawyers across the United States who specialize in injury law. It was an exclusive event that gave attorneys an opportunity to discuss innovative approaches toward maximizing the settlement values and increasing favorable verdicts – all of which benefit their clients.

For Horn Law’s attorney Laurie Del Percio, this event was all about selecting the right jury for a trial. She learned new techniques for picking jurors – because, as all trial attorneys know, jury selection is by far the most critical portion of a case.

The conference lasted four days; those who attended left with new opportunities and skills to use for their clients. This is merely one example of the importance of hiring an attorney who strives to improve his or her services.

Other Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

Not only should you hire an attorney who attends seminars and teaching events, but there are a few other critical factors that you must consider before hiring an attorney. These include:

  1. Expertise in Your Injury – Not all personal injury attorneys represent all types of injuries. For example, some injury attorneys represent medical malpractice or brain injury claims, while others focus solely on car accidents. It is important that you find an attorney who specializes in your type of injury.
  2. Track Record – Just because an attorney specializes in your type of injury, doesn’t mean that he or she is successful in representing cases within that category. It is just as important that you assess the attorney’s track record. You can also look up potential attorneys on the bar association for any professional reprimands or licensing issues, check online review sites, and review customer testimonials.
  3. Preparation – You want an attorney who has the time to adequately represent your claim. Not all attorneys have the time to represent their clients, and in some cases, settlement amounts will suffer. Ask your attorney about how much time he or she has to devote to your case, if the attorney has staff in-house that will be assisting him or her, etc.
  4. Your Best Interests – The most important factor to consider when hiring an attorney is if he or she is looking out for your best interests – not his or her own pocketbook. You want an attorney who is there to resolve medical costs and insurance disputes, and who will work as your advocate.

Hire a Qualified, Expert Attorney by Contacting Horn Law

If you are injured and need to pursue a claim against the negligent party, Horn Law is here to help. Our attorneys are constantly refining their skills so that they can better represent our clients. See the difference for yourself by scheduling a free consultation at 816-795-7500 or filling out our online contact form with your legal questions.