Make Sure the Firm You Hire Has The Necessary Knowledge and Experience to Handle Your Case
Van Dorn & Curtiss, we have been practicing law handling personal injury cases for over 25
years. Because of our experience and reputation, other lawyers often contact
us with questions about their cases. Generally, this is a good idea. If
you don't know the answer to a question - ask someone who does.
But what is alarming is that some lawyers ask questions that make it pretty
clear that they don't know the first thing about the complexities
of personal injury law.
We do our best to answer the questions, but we often think about the poor client relying on a lawyer who simply does not have the necessary knowledge base to properly handle the claim.
The real scary thing is that we see big ads in the phone books advertising these same lawyers as personal injury attorneys. Personal Injury attorneys who do not go to trial and who lack the general knowledge base of know how to process a claim just to achieve a successful settlement. Don't just choose the lawyer who has the big advertisements. Rather, consider experience and reputation when choosing the right lawyer, especially if the case is at all complex.