Tips for Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

Where to Begin When You Need Legal Help

If you’ve been injured and are looking for legal representation to help you seek the compensation you deserve, it is important that you find the right personal injury lawyer for your case. Experience and expertise should be the top criteria when searching for an attorney. It is also important to consider your potential legal team's credentials, track record of success, and whether the attorney or the law firm has a positive reputation in the area. In addition, if your case involves a major product liability dispute or going up against a major corporation or company, it is essential that your legal team has the experience, resources, and capacity to handle such a case.

Below we dive a deeper into this topic and offer you our three top tips when it comes to finding and vetting a personal injury lawyer to represent you or your loved one.

Tip #1: Prioritize Experience

When selecting a personal injury attorney, one of the most important things to look out for is their experience in practicing personal injury law, as well as their experience practicing and handling cases in either the state or area in which you will be bringing your claim. An attorney unfamiliar with local laws can put you at a disadvantage in court. For example, if you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia, you likely wouldn't want an out-of-state attorney unfamiliar with local traffic laws, no matter how good they are at providing legal representation in their home state.

Moreover, attorneys with more years of practice tend to have better knowledge of precedent and may have handled similar cases with successful outcomes in the past. When it comes to navigating legal rules, regulations, and proceedings, working with a legal team that fully understands local nuance and precedence can be invaluable. Furthermore, an attorney who has been practicing locally for many years is also more likely to be familiar with local judges and how they may react in a certain situation and can use this knowledge to your benefit.

Tip #2: Check Credentials

Another factor that should play into your decision-making process is credentials—you always want to work with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. To be a personal injury lawyer, the individual should not only have a Juris Doctor degree (JD) but also have passed your state's bar exam. In addition to their credentials, research what kind of results they have achieved with prior clients—their track record of success can speak volumes about how effective they are as lawyers.

Tip #3: Ask About Their Approach to Client Advocacy

Finally, when selecting an attorney, you want to learn more about their approach to representation and how they advocate for their clients. When dealing with difficult personal injury cases, it is beneficial to choose someone who is known in the area for being a strong advocate for their clients—not only do they need to know how best to represent you legally, but they must also be able to stand up against opposing counsel and fight to get you the maximum benefit available under law.

As part of this research process, ask around among colleagues or family members who have dealt with similar cases before; doing so can help identify experienced lawyers who are known advocates for their clients’ rights as well as lawyers who might not have the aggressive approach you are looking for.

To Us, Every Case Matters

Finding the right personal injury lawyer requires careful consideration of many factors, such as experience practicing personal injury law, credentials from bar associations or accreditation from certain professional organizations, a track record of success handling similar cases, and advocacy skills. Ultimately though, it comes down to finding someone who understands both your needs as well as knows how best to represent them legally so that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Golomb Spirt Grunfeld, P.C. is an experienced law firm with decades of collective experience in protecting the rights of those wronged by Big Business and other negligent parties. We are known for our compassionate yet aggressive advocacy for our clients, and our attorneys are highly respected by their peers. We tackle each case with care and respect, regardless of its size or complexity, resulting in a multitude of successful verdicts and settlements. With extensive resources at our disposal, we are able to represent clients across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide.

Our accomplished team of attorneys has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars from banks, auto manufacturers, credit card companies, pharmaceutical makers, and more who have caused harm to innocent people through deception or negligence. We offer a free case evaluation to every prospective client we take on, and all cases are handled on a contingency basis.

If you have questions about filing a personal injury claim or your rights after an accident, send us a message online. We are ready to help you today.