16 May How do I choose the right personal injury attorney for me?
Keep in mind that hiring a personal injury attorney is a very important decision. Ask as many questions as you want during your free, no-obligation initial consultation, and most importantly trust your gut! Your attorney should instill confidence, be easy to talk to, and able to answer your questions in a clear fashion.
Finding the right attorney for your case can be difficult. Arizona has more than approximately 15,000 licensed attorneys in the state. There are many choices, so how do you know when you have found the right Arizona car accident attorney for your case?
Finding the right attorney means finding someone who practices in the legal area that you are concerned about. If you have been in an accident, then you likely need a personal injury lawyer. At Bleaman Law Firm, P.C., you will work directly with the attorney, not a case manager or handler.
You should make sure your potential attorney has courtroom experience and has tried cases to a jury. Feel free to ask these questions. For insurance companies to take your injury claim seriously, your attorney’s experience should go well beyond the ability to negotiate with adjusters. Your attorney should have the skill set needed to take your case to court should that be what’s best for you.
Marc is an excellent person to work with. His knowledge with insurance companies, and expectations of them. He was always available when I had any doubts or questions, either by phone or email. He is upfront and dedicated. I would recommend him as one of the greatest lawyers I’ve worked with! - Jania
Make sure your lawyer takes time to go through your version of the events, asks questions, and really listens.
Good attorneys are good listeners and masters at collecting critical informational details. The attorney right for you and your case will listen to your side of the story and ask you follow-up questions to get more information. He or she will also take the time to talk to you about your injuries and go through your list of potential damages so your recovery fits with your situation. If the attorney seems distracted or inattentive, this probably is not the right lawyer for you.
My parents arrived to your office full of anxiety and worry, but after speaking with you, felt so much more confident that this would come to a full resolution. The events very closely happened how you described they would, and they continue to speak of that meeting with you as such an encouraging moment for them. Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, for your professionalism, your knowledge, but most of all for your compassion and genuine kindness you displayed. It truly meant the world to them and our family! - Annie
You feel like you can trust your attorney
Trust is a must in any attorney-client relationship. You need to be able to trust this person with very personal information such as your medical history, work history, and other very private information. You also need to be able to trust this person with your case. You should be able to walk away from your first meeting with your attorney and know that your case is in good hands.
If you do not have this trust, you will hesitate to tell your attorney important information about your case. You may also worry about deadlines or whether anything is being done. This adds unneeded stress to an already stressful situation. Find a lawyer that you trust with your information and with your case.
Marc successfully helped us resolve issues related to our business. His logical approach to legal matters is demonstrated by his ability to understand issues. His focus on factual information to determine recommendations is very precise and helped us quickly gain insight based on his expertise. Marc was very easy to communicate our challenges with and he was able to comprehend issues that were very specific to our business. His knowledge of the law and his ability to earn respect by clients (as well as the opposition) creates the success he deserves. - Debby
Your attorney gives you a sense of confidence and calmness
A skilled personal injury attorney will be able to calm your nerves. He or she will be able to explain complex legal topics to you in a way that makes sense and will honestly lay out all the pros and cons of your case.
Your lawyer should be straightforward in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident about your case. If you are still worried at the end of your initial meeting, then your attorney is not doing his or her job.
Marc handled my legal matters with professionalism and knowledge that exceeded my expectations. He and his staff helped me with a successful outcome to my lawsuit. Being involved in a lawsuit is a very time-consuming and stressful process. Marc made me feel comfortable throughout the process by always keeping me in the loop and responding to my many questions in a timely and easy-to-understand manner. I would highly recommend Marc to any one of my friends and family. - Carol