“I would always look for an attorney who is experienced in the area of law that you are seeking. Attorneys typically concentrate in one or a couple areas of law. It is especially important to check out whether an attorney has a practice in the area of law that you are seeking.”
– Dena Sisk Foman, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer at McLaughlin & Stern LLP in West Palm Beach
Additional Information about hiring an attorney to represent you in your accident case.
No matter what you are hiring an attorney to do, you should always check their credentials. For accident cases, you want to pick an attorney who has enough experience with your type of case that makes you feel comfortable that he/she knows the area of law. Most attorneys who litigate accident cases have worked on both sides of the table. It is quite common for attorneys to start working in insurance defense and defending accident claims and then later moving to the plaintiff side of the table. The years of working for the party whom you are going against is invaluable. The attorneys who have worked for the insurance companies know what has to be proven and how to get your case to resolve. They also understand where the insurance company values your case.
Accident cases have their own protocols and understanding what these are is an important and critical part of your case. The insurance companies are familiar with the attorneys who have been litigating accident cases for a while. They use this information in their evaluation of the claim.
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