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Before you hire a personal injury lawyer…

August 11, 2016

If you’ve suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person, you maybe entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. While you’re trying to recover, you are probably overwhelmed with medical bills, legal issues, and perhaps even dealing with law enforcement.

To protect your mental, physical and emotional health, one of the first things you should look into is retaining a personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can,first and foremost, shield you from additional problems and also, expedite the process to help you realize a full recovery.

Deciding which lawyer to hire is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and that alone can be a bit daunting. Just like with other major decisions, you need to do your homework and then make the best possible choice for your situation. Here are some things to consider to help you make that choice.

How much experience does the attorney have? They should not only be skilled in personal injury law, but it is also a big plus if they have experience in the court system where your case will be judged. This familiarity with other legal counsel and judges can work in your favor at crucial times in a civil proceeding.

Does the attorney like to seek alternative resolutions? It is a fact that most civil cases are settled long before they reach a judge and jury. While you’ll want an attorney who has a good amount of trial experience, you will also want one who can demonstrate that they are skilled negotiators as well.

Can the attorney remain objective? By their nature, lawyers are trained to remove emotions from a case and focus on the facts. Look for a lawyer who is well versed in case law and speaks to the facts of your case, even when you’d rather focus on the emotional component.

The Law Office of Christopher Kalis serves Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and surrounding Texas communities.