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How Do You Know if You Have Hired the Right Personal Injury Attorney?

As highly skilled personal injury attorneys, the lawyers at our firm often get asked an important question by friends, family members, and even colleagues: how do you know if you have hired the right personal injury attorney? It can sometimes seem like there are so many to choose from, and everyone claims to be the best. However, not all personal injury attorneys are equal in skill, competency, and integrity. How can you tell the difference?

The first trait you should look for in a personal injury attorney is attentiveness. When you call or email to set up an initial interview with them, does it seem like they are really trying to make time for the conversation or do they tell you to wait for a week and a half or two until it’s easier for them to “fit you in”? How an attorney treats a prospective client can tell you a lot about how they’ll treat you once they don’t have to earn your business. An attorney should never make you feel as if you are an inconvenience to them. At J&Y Law, we treat all prospective and current clients with the respect they deserve. We never forget that we work for you.

The second trait you should look for in a personal injury attorney is honesty. Victory is never certain, no matter how good of an attorney you are, and it is important they be able to honestly and accurately advise you about the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Beware of personal injury attorneys claiming that they will “guarantee” you a recovery, or a multimillion dollar verdict. These kinds of personal injury attorneys are simply telling you what you want to hear, rather than the information you need to hear. At J&Y Law, we know that the best thing we can do for our clients is to use our experience and expertise to give them reasonable expectations for their case. We always fight hard for our clients, but we also always give them our honest assessment.

The third trait you should look for in a personal injury attorney is their attention to detail. A skilled personal injury attorney should be able to remember the details of your case, what stage your case is in, any issues that have arisen and how they are mitigating them, and what concerns you voiced the last time you spoke. If your personal injury attorney never quite seems to remember everything that is going on with your case or repeatedly forgets important information or questions you have raised, it is time to get a new personal injury attorney. At J&Y Law, we prepare for every client meeting and immerse ourselves in our clients’ cases. We take time to not only listen to your concerns but also to get you the answers you need.

At J&Y Law, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with exceptional legal service. Your case, and your well-being, are too important to be placed in the hands of a personal injury attorney who is not going to be attentive, honest, or on top of their game. If you are considering bringing a personal injury case, or if you think you deserve better representation, contact us today.