When another party causes you injuries, many people may tell you, “Sue them!” While a personal injury lawsuit is part of many injury cases, the process is more complicated than that, and you may resolve the matter in other ways, such as an insurance claim.
It’s important to understand ALL of your options so you can best seek the compensation you deserve. The best way to know your options is to seek guidance and assistance from a personal injury firm.
If you live in the Houston area, you will appreciate the convenience of hiring a local firm. You are already traveling back and forth to doctor’s offices and treatment facilities for your injuries, as well as trying to best keep up with the rest of your busy life. You should hire a law firm who is right in Houston and who can seek the most favorable outcome possible in your case.
Talk to Your Family and Friends
Many law firms get clients by word of mouth. A friend or relative who used a personal injury lawyer and was satisfied with the service and results can refer you to that lawyer’s firm. Only ask trusted people whose opinions you value, and beware if someone starts giving you referrals when you haven’t asked. They could be soliciting to get business for their friends—without regard to the level of service their friends provide.
While a Google search may provide an overwhelming number of results, it definitely helps to locate personal injury attorneys and law firms near you. This search can also provide you with a list of reviews of attorneys and firms so that you can research clients’ experiences in their own words. This can prove extremely helpful to get a realistic idea of the services a law firm provides. In addition, you can peruse the websites of different firms to see if they handle cases involving your type of accident and injury. You can read the bios of attorneys on staff to get a feel for the type of people you will deal with and the amount of experience they have.
Find the Right Sized-Firm
Law firms are as varied as any other type of business—there may be one solo attorney alone in an office, or hundreds of attorneys practicing various types of law in a large, bustling building—and variations in between. Some people may think the bigger, the better when it comes to law firms, though this isn’t the case for every client and claim. Firms who take on a huge number of injury clients may not give their lawyers time to provide every client with personal attention. They also may pressure clients to settle their cases for much less than their injuries have cost them so they can churn more claims through the system. This can often leave injury victims feeling left out in the cold with settlements that don’t cover their losses.
On the other hand, a small firm may not give every case the full attention it requires and deserves. Resources—including time and money—may stretch thin, and clients may suffer as a result.
Sometimes your best bet is to hire a large law firm, but one that offers a high degree of individual service. This way, you get more resources behind your case, and personal attention from the team.
An established law firm doesn’t necessarily possess the right experience to handle your case. For example, cases involving commercial truck accidents can prove extremely complicated and can require technical knowledge and familiarity with the ins and outs of the trucking industry. A firm with extensive experience handling slip and fall cases may not have the first clue about trucking cases. It’s critical that you not just find an experienced lawyer, but a firm with a team that can handle your type of claim to reach its fullest potential for success.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Once you narrow your options, do not wait to call your top contenders for a consultation.
These days, there’s more than one way to meet with a prospective law firm. Most people get their first impressions of a law firm online, through email or contact forms on websites. If you find a firm that appeals to you, reach out to them right away. In today’s day and age, many consultations are handled via the internet and over the phone.
During this initial consultation, you may tell the legal team about your case, but it’s also an important opportunity for you to interview your prospective law firm. You want to prepare a list of questions ahead of time, including questions about experience, representation style, and thoughts about your options.
Everyone has preferences, and any firm you select will be people you will work with for several months. Make sure you feel good about the firm’s personality and treatment of you. Did they actually listen while you were talking or were they preoccupied and multitasking instead? Did the legal team personally take the time to learn about your accident? These all-important observations can help you select the right Houston personal injury law firm for you.
Call to Speak With Our Houston Personal Injury Lawyers for Free Today
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for choosing the best firm. What one client finds important could seem minor to another. Two people in similar situations could sit down with a team from the same law firm and make different decisions based on the meeting. Ultimately, you must feel comfortable with your choice. The legal process is stressful enough without uncertainty about your legal representation.
At the law firm of Stewart J. Guss, we believe that every one of our clients should fully trust our legal team when hiring us. We will listen to what happened and give you an honest and upfront opinion. For more than 20 years, the nationally recognized team of attorneys and legal professionals of Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, have worked hard for every injured client and have become an established, well-respected personal injury firm. We take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. We are available 24/7 for case evaluations, so call us today at (800) 898-4877 or contact us now by .