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Title: Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer


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Derek Wilson Law
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  • Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal
    Injury Lawyer

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  • All lawyers arent created equally!
  • For the record, Im not talking about
    ability. Rather, Im referring to experience and
    specialties. Most lawyers worth their salt are
    competent in interpreting the lawthey tend to
    know a little bit about a lot of areas of the
    lawbut the importance of specialization cannot
    be overstated.

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  • Why Do I Need A Lawyer Who Is Specialized In
    Personal Injury Law?
  • In short, experience and knowledge. You
    wouldnt hire a real estate lawyer to handle your
    murder trial so why would you hire a contract
    lawyer to handle your personal injury case?

5
  • Sure, there isnt as much at stake in the
    latter example, but its still important to pick
    a lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in
    the area of personal injury law, rather than your
    brother-in-law who happens to also be a corporate
    lawyer.
  • You might be thinking Sure, but at least my
    brother-in-law actually cares about me!

6
  • Welll, assumptions about the strength of
    familial bonds aside, a good personal injury
    lawyer will care about you too. Ultimately
    though, their primary goal is to negotiate the
    best possible settlement they can for your case,
    and the ability to negotiate well with insurance
    agencies comes with experience.

7
  • A PI lawyer is going to be up to date on the
    latest case law, recent court decisions, be
    firmly entrenched in the network of this branch
    of the law, and have that all-important
    experience. The reality is that there is no
    reasonable way for ANY lawyer to be thoroughly
    versed in every branch of law, so it stands to
    reason that your best bet for a successful
    outcome is to look to a lawyer who specializes
    only in personal injury.

8
  • What Should I Look For In A Personal Injury
    Lawyer?
  • A key question to ask a potential personal
    injury lawyer is whether they have experience
    with cases like yours.

9
  • There are specialties within specialties,
    even in personal injury law. For example, I tend
    to take on cases involving long term disability
    benefits and MVAs (motor vehicle accidents).
    Thats not to say that I wont handle a dog bite
    case, but they arent the focus of my practice
    and since I have a strong network of PI lawyers,
    including ones who specialize in dog bites, I
    might be inclined to refer you to them.
    Essentially, youre looking for a lawyer who has
    dealt with your type of case.

10
  • Youre also looking to find out not only
    their level of experience with a specific case
    type, but their relative level of success on
    those cases. (And be wary of a lawyer who wont
    share their score sheet with you.)

11
  • Thanks to the fact that you do not pay a PI
    lawyer until youve won your case, you have an
    element of protection against being taken on by a
    lawyer who doesnt have the experience to handle
    your situation. They wont take on a case they
    cant win, because if they dont win, they dont
    get paid.

12
  • My advice? Find a lawyer who not only has
    specific experience dealing with situations like
    yours but also understands both sides. You need
    someone who is able to get into the mindset of
    the defense, usually an insurance company.

13
  • A new lawyer just out of school, or a junior
    member of a very large firm might not, despite
    the existence of more senior members, have that
    knowledge. Working with a smaller firm ensures
    you will be working directly with the lawyer who
    will be representing you, and to whom you can
    address all of your questions, knowing that they
    arent having to check with someone else before
    answering!

14
  • Finding the right lawyer to represent you is
    the among the first and most important steps you
    will take in managing your injury file, so take a
    little time and do a little research to see who
    will be best for your case. For more information,
    feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment
    below

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Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

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When any personal injury occurs, you are entitled to compensate all of the damages that you have suffered. For that, you need to hire a lawyer who will stand by you and help to get the recovery which you deserve. Derek Wilson Law in Hamilton is there to help you heal and settle your personal injury claim. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer


1
Derek Wilson Law
2
  • Why You Should Hire an Experienced Personal
    Injury Lawyer

3
  • All lawyers arent created equally!
  • For the record, Im not talking about
    ability. Rather, Im referring to experience and
    specialties. Most lawyers worth their salt are
    competent in interpreting the lawthey tend to
    know a little bit about a lot of areas of the
    lawbut the importance of specialization cannot
    be overstated.

4
  • Why Do I Need A Lawyer Who Is Specialized In
    Personal Injury Law?
  • In short, experience and knowledge. You
    wouldnt hire a real estate lawyer to handle your
    murder trial so why would you hire a contract
    lawyer to handle your personal injury case?

5
  • Sure, there isnt as much at stake in the
    latter example, but its still important to pick
    a lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in
    the area of personal injury law, rather than your
    brother-in-law who happens to also be a corporate
    lawyer.
  • You might be thinking Sure, but at least my
    brother-in-law actually cares about me!

6
  • Welll, assumptions about the strength of
    familial bonds aside, a good personal injury
    lawyer will care about you too. Ultimately
    though, their primary goal is to negotiate the
    best possible settlement they can for your case,
    and the ability to negotiate well with insurance
    agencies comes with experience.

7
  • A PI lawyer is going to be up to date on the
    latest case law, recent court decisions, be
    firmly entrenched in the network of this branch
    of the law, and have that all-important
    experience. The reality is that there is no
    reasonable way for ANY lawyer to be thoroughly
    versed in every branch of law, so it stands to
    reason that your best bet for a successful
    outcome is to look to a lawyer who specializes
    only in personal injury.

8
  • What Should I Look For In A Personal Injury
    Lawyer?
  • A key question to ask a potential personal
    injury lawyer is whether they have experience
    with cases like yours.

9
  • There are specialties within specialties,
    even in personal injury law. For example, I tend
    to take on cases involving long term disability
    benefits and MVAs (motor vehicle accidents).
    Thats not to say that I wont handle a dog bite
    case, but they arent the focus of my practice
    and since I have a strong network of PI lawyers,
    including ones who specialize in dog bites, I
    might be inclined to refer you to them.
    Essentially, youre looking for a lawyer who has
    dealt with your type of case.

10
  • Youre also looking to find out not only
    their level of experience with a specific case
    type, but their relative level of success on
    those cases. (And be wary of a lawyer who wont
    share their score sheet with you.)

11
  • Thanks to the fact that you do not pay a PI
    lawyer until youve won your case, you have an
    element of protection against being taken on by a
    lawyer who doesnt have the experience to handle
    your situation. They wont take on a case they
    cant win, because if they dont win, they dont
    get paid.

12
  • My advice? Find a lawyer who not only has
    specific experience dealing with situations like
    yours but also understands both sides. You need
    someone who is able to get into the mindset of
    the defense, usually an insurance company.

13
  • A new lawyer just out of school, or a junior
    member of a very large firm might not, despite
    the existence of more senior members, have that
    knowledge. Working with a smaller firm ensures
    you will be working directly with the lawyer who
    will be representing you, and to whom you can
    address all of your questions, knowing that they
    arent having to check with someone else before
    answering!

14
  • Finding the right lawyer to represent you is
    the among the first and most important steps you
    will take in managing your injury file, so take a
    little time and do a little research to see who
    will be best for your case. For more information,
    feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment
    below

15
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