What you should know before hiring a personal injury attorney
You would not hire a dermatologist to perform brain surgery. So why would you hire a lawyer who does not concentrate on personal injury and wrongful death law to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case? Hiring the right lawyer can be critical to a successful outcome. After an accident, the physical, emotional and financial burdens can be overwhelming and can make it hard to know who to turn to for help.
Here are some questions you should ask when selecting an attorney to represent you:
1. Does the lawyer know injury law?
At Warren & Simpson, P.C., our focus is on civil trial litigation and injury cases. We do not handle real estate matters, bankruptcies, divorces, criminal matters, or corporate matters. We have handled almost every type of injury case including auto accidents, trucking accidents, workers’ compensation cases, and injuries caused by defective or unreasonable dangerous products.
2. Does the lawyer have the resources to handle my case?
In complex products liability cases, the expenses associated with proving your case can be extremely expensive. Can your lawyer afford to advance those costs and hire the best possible experts? Some lawyers will not advance cases expenses. At Warren and Simpson, P.C., we advance all case expenses on cases we accept. And, as always, we do not get paid unless we recover for you.
3. Is the lawyer well-respected in the community?
What do past clients say about the attorney? Warren and Simpson, P.C., has received an “AV” rating by the respected Martindale-Hubbell agency. This is the highest rating for legal ability and ethics available. Additionally, Warren and Simpson, P.C., has been honored with the award of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. The Alabama State Bar Association awarded Warren & Simpson, P.C. the “Pro-Bono Firm of the Year – 2013” recognizing the Firm’s commitment to seeking justice for all.
4. Can the lawyer take on the opposition?
Corporations and insurance companies will typically hire a team of investigators, attorneys and experts to try and deny your claim. You need an attorney who can help level the playing field and who can take on the opposition. At Warren & Simpson, P.C., we will hire experienced investigators and qualified experts—whether the field is accident reconstruction, biomechanics, product design or OSHA compliance.
Contact us anytime at 256-539-7575 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will thoroughly review your accident and advise you of your rights. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to you at the hospital or at your home.