4 Traits to Look for When Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney
Posted on behalf of RizkLaw on Mar 10, 2023 in Personal Injury
Whether it was you or someone you love who suffered an injury, you will want the best personal injury attorney you can find to get the justice you and your family deserve. While any practicing lawyer may be able to provide competent legal counsel, certain traits distinguish good lawyers from great ones.
Rizk Law personal injury attorneys are suited to help people like you recover the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet. Our team is led by Attorney Richard Rizk, who understands what you are going through. He, too, has suffered an injury in an accident and understands how having quality legal representation is vital.
What to Look for When Picking a Personal Injury Lawyer in Oregon
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim after an accident, there are several traits you should look for in your attorney before you choose which one to settle with. A lawyer with the following traits will be better able to protect the rights of you and your family:
A lawyer with some years under their belt will have a better idea of all of the nuances related to various types of personal injury claims. Seasoned attorneys will have accumulated the knowledge, skills, and capability that can only come from working actual cases.
Law school teaches attorneys how to conduct legal research, write legal briefs, and defend complex legal theories, but no amount of schooling can prepare them for the real world. Managing multiple cases, understanding a client’s needs, supervising staff, managing an office, and working with judges, fellow lawyers, and court personnel are all skills that can only be honed with real-life experience.
Personal injury attorneys who are meticulous understand the importance of conducting a thorough, independent investigation into each client’s accident. Failing to investigate an accident meticulously or simply using a police report to try to build a case will inevitably result in a weak defense strategy for your claim.
A meticulous attorney will employ a network of experts to assist in their investigations, such as:
- Accident reconstructionists
- Medical professionals
- Financial advisers
An independent investigation is necessary in personal injury claims to identify all of the at-fault parties and preserve critical evidence
Excellent communication skills are mandatory for any personal injury attorney. Clear writing and concise and persuasive speech are imperative, not only for successful attorney-client relationships but also for any legal defense.
You may find that some lawyers want to do all the talking, and you will barely be able to tell your story with all their interruptions and opinions. This tendency to talk too much will carry over to conversations with other lawyers, judges, insurance adjusters, witnesses, and experts. If your lawyer cannot listen effectively, they are more likely to miss critical information. An attorney with good listening skills can better observe and listen, allowing them to better analyze and represent your case.
Attorneys trying to handle cases related to several different areas of law typically have not been able to dedicate their time to excelling in the personal injury law sector. Lawyers who limit their practice to personal injury are more likely to provide their clients with more effective legal representation throughout their claims.
Call an Oregon Personal Injury Attorney Who Will Better Represent Your Interests
Rizk Law lawyers are seasoned personal injury attorneys with years of experience protecting victims of accidents caused by negligence. Our team handles personal injury claims in Portland and across Oregon. We have also built and maintained important connections throughout the legal industry in the Pacific Northwest.
If you wish to file a personal injury claim in Oregon to recoup the damages you and your family have suffered, contact us to schedule a free consultation today. You can speak with one of our team members by calling (503) 245-5677 or submitting a completed contact form.