“Things to know Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer.”
Ok, I wanted to cover a few things quick on actually hiring a personal injury lawyer, because I’m seeing a lot of bad information out there regarding it. I don’t know if people base hiring us off of TV shows or movies or something, but a lot of people are pretty clueless when it comes to finding an injury lawyer. This not only hurts them, but it makes our jobs that much more difficult, especially when it comes time to sending the bill.
The first thing to ask is “is this lawyer even any good?” That can be a tough call, especially with lesser-known law firms. Here’s the deal; there isn’t exactly “Yelp” for lawyers, and everyone claims to be the best. And some of these guys, when you ask them for their credentials, just wind up talking about themselves and then bill you a “consultation”. That’s a sure fire way to know you don’t want them, but then again, by that point they’re already billing you.
For instance, at Pasternak and Zirgibel, S.C., we let our track record speaks for itself. We’ve become nationally recognized for our injury law cases, so you know you’re getting a great law team for your needs. There’s no guesswork when you call us, because we’ll give you the best representation in the state, if not the country.
The next thing to ask is “are they even experienced?” Here’s the deal. Over the past few years, injury lawyer referral services have been springing up left and right. And with it, brand new lawyers who may have not even tried a case before. Yes, you do have to be bar certified to participate in these programs, but at the end of the day, these are for-profit services. They don’t care what level of representation you have; these are lawyers just trying to boost their numbers, and these are services just trying to make a quick buck off of you.
The best thing you can do is avoid the referral services altogether. You aren’t going to know what you’re going to get until you wind up in the court room, and you’re paying more for bad representation after the referral service gets their cut. Instead, use an actual law firm with a proven track record. For instance, at Pasternak and Zirgibel, S.C., we’ve won millions of dollars in awards for our clients. And when those referral services stick you with ambulance chasers, we’re a firm taking on the big guys.
Choosing a personal injury lawyer is a lot like choosing a plastic surgeon. Sure, you could find a super cheap doctor in Mexico, but all you’re doing is putting yourself at risk. We’ve seen the same thing happen in court; people hire the absolute cheapest personal injury lawyer they can find, and they are absolutely eaten alive by the corporate guys.
The initial costs of hiring a lawyer may seem steep, but when you consider the amount of awards you could receive, it’s definitely worth it. I mean, we’ve fought against mesothelioma wrongful death cases from asbestos use, and we won our clients over $25 million. That definitely pays off legal fees, and then some.
When you need personal injury lawyers, the best bet is to choose someone like us. You can contact us directly through http://injurywisconsin.com/.