Choosing an attorney to represent your case is a very important decision that can have lasting effects for both you and your loved ones. The most important thing to consider is relevant experience: if you were hurt by a defective product, choose an attorney with successful experience going against negligent manufacturers. Do not choose someone who focuses mainly on divorce or real estate law to handle a personal injury claim.
When retaining a lawyer, I think it’s very important to look at their experience, background and training. I think one of the first questions you should ask a lawyer that you’re looking at retaining is: what is their trial experience? What types of cases have they tried? Do they have the resources and the ability to take your case all the way to trial? Do they have the skillset and experience to be in front of a jury to try your case?
Many times, the only thing the corporation or defendant will understand is being in front of a jury. There is a myth in the United States that if you file a lawsuit that immediately an insurance company or a corporation is going to send you a check. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works.
Defendants, corporations, insurance companies defend themselves vigorously. They hire very smart, expensive lawyers and they’re geared up and ready to fight. It’s important that you retain a lawyer and retain a firm that has these resources to move forward and the experience to do so.
I think with our experience in so broad areas going from commercial litigation to anywhere from products liability, to construction defects, to medical negligence, that vast array of experience and vast array of trials gives us a great skillset and a great resource and opportunity to maximize a client’s results in front of a jury.