The legal process can be confusing, unfamiliar, and complex. Our goal is to navigate you through the legal system with a clear understanding of what’s going on, a reasonable comfort level, and accurate expectations. Here, you’ll find an overview of the litigation process and some terms you will hear during your case. Contact us with any questions you have or to learn more about the process and how we can help.
There are a lot of good attorneys out there. But when you’re dealing with a complex personal injury matter, a good attorney often isn’t enough. Below are some considerations for selecting the right attorney for your case.
Concentration in Personal Injury
In selecting a lawyer to handle your personal injury case, we feel that it is important for the lawyer to devote the majority of his or her practice to this niche area. Practicing exclusively in the personal injury arena gives us an important advantage over lawyers who aren’t fully devoted to this complex practice area.
Who will handle your case?
It is important to understand and meet your legal team. Be certain that you meet the lawyer who will be handling your case and any support staff you will be having regular contact with. Avoid the firms that will refer your case out entirely, that decline to meet you in person, or decline to have an attorney present at a meeting with you.
Open line of communication
Carter Law Group’s policy with its clients is to have an open and immediate line of communication. Your phone calls will be returned by a lawyer within 24 hours. With a significant personal injury case, it is important that you be able to access and communicate directly with the lawyer handling your file.
Ask the lawyer who is handling your case about his or her trial experience. Select a lawyer who has experience as the lead lawyer in a significant number of personal injury trials. This experience will be invaluable in advising you, and ultimately in presenting your case to a jury if a settlement cannot be reached. The attorneys at Carter Law Group have tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts across the country.
It is inappropriate for a lawyer or a representative of a lawyer to contact you as the result of an injury. In fact, personal contact is prohibited by the State Bar. Likewise, an attorney with a reputation for ethical conduct will not only deal better with you, but also with the opposing counsel and the courts. Talk to your lawyer about his thoughts on ethics.
Contact us for a Free Consultation
Perhaps most important in your decision to hire a lawyer is a personal meeting. Take the time to meet the lawyer who will be handling your case and ensure that you are comfortable with his representing you in front of a jury. Contact us at 214.252.1888 or [email protected].