When someone is injured in an accident and they believe another party was at fault, it is natural to want to seek legal representation and pursue civil litigation. To accomplish this goal requires victims to elicit the services of an experienced local personal injury attorney.
According to the National Bar Association directory, there are approximately 8,500 licensed attorneys actively practicing in Nevada, with over half of these lawyers practicing in Clark County. While the data does not indicate how many of these professionals practice personal injury law, it is easy to assume that there is a large pool of potential lawyers from which to choose.
Finding the right personal injury attorney can mean the difference between winning your case and losing out on thousands of dollars in compensation for your damages. Therefore, knowing what to look for in a quality personal injury attorney is critical. Read on for what to look for in a personal injury attorney.
Experience in the courtroom is one of the most important attributes of a good personal injury attorney. While success in law school and internship experiences matters, there is really no substitute for the experience and ability to conceptualize a case that comes from experience engaging with a judge and jury. Any prospective client should feel comfortable asking the attorney for some insight into their years of experience and percentage of cases won or claims awarded annually. And do not be afraid to contact the state court to back up any claims made by the firm.
You want your personal injury attorney to be busy, as that is commonly a sign of a successful and reputable firm that has lots of ongoing clients and cases at any given time. However, it is also important that any firm you are looking at has the availability to make time for you, to discuss your needs and update you on what to expect in the coming weeks and months regarding your individual case. If a firm seems too busy, or even worse simply disorganized and scrambled, consider looking elsewhere for your legal representation.
State and federal laws are often amended and adapted, and if your personal injury attorney is not up to date on the latest ratifications it can end up costing you your case. To determine the legal aptitude of prospective legal counsel, there are some steps that you can take. First, you can present your case to a selection of different firms and ask what laws and regulations should be considered relevant. Take notes that include any laws and statutes cited. If discrepancies emerge, consult with your local municipal court and do some research online to determine which firm presented the most accurate and up to date legal knowledge.
Quality Legal Counsel in Las Vegas
While there is no shortage of potential personal injury attorneys to represent victims, the quality and results that each firm presents can be vastly different. For years, the attorneys at H&P Law have been building a reputation of success by winning cases for clients in and around the Las Vegas area. Contact H&P Law today to discuss your case and receive legal counsel you can trust.