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How to determine the right lawyer for your needs

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Personal Injury

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There are many lawyers who practice in different areas of law across Louisiana. Personal injury attorneys are quite common, and you may feel at a loss when you realize that you need a lawyer.

How do you even go about choosing someone? Many people make the mistake of turning to the biggest law firm they know or calling a number from a TV commercial. Many individuals facing legal challenges think that bigger firms are always better.

However, when choosing an attorney, the size of the firm is far from the most important consideration.

What really matters when hiring a lawyer?

When you hire a personal injury attorney, you want to work with someone who is compassionate toward you but also appropriately assertive when negotiating or litigating. Partnering with someone who has experience with cases similar to yours is important. So is working with an attorney who can give you individualized attention and focus on your unique needs.

Even years of experience won’t be enough to secure the best outcome in your case. A lawyer will need to carefully prepare based on the unique elements of your injury and the circumstances that led to it.

Why smaller firms can actually be better

Large firms tend to have a lot of support staff, and clients often find themselves constantly talking with a secretary or a paralegal instead of the attorney handling their case. Lawyers with bigger caseloads are also more likely to make mistakes or oversights that will negatively impact their client’s cases.

Your best results will come from an attorney who cares about your case and who bothers to learn the details. A lawyer who understands how you got hurt and how your injury impacts your life will be a better advocate for you when negotiating with an insurance company or representing you in civil court.

You can rely on the small but dedicated team at J. Minos Simon, LTD, to treat your case with the seriousness it deserves. Our law firm has helped represent those injured by others for more than 75 years, and the founder passed on his passion for justice and advocacy to the son who runs the firm today. Recognizing that you need an attorney and getting help from someone with the right experience will help you secure a positive resolution to an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.