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How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

Rodman Law Office May 8, 2023

Getting injured in a negligent accident can be a difficult and unsettling experience. In Texas, personal injury and accident victims may be entitled to pursue damages through a claim or lawsuit. However, filing a claim or lawsuit usually involves several complexities. Therefore, hiring the right personal injury attorney is imperative to advocate for your best interests and help you pursue your deserved financial compensation. 

At Rodman Law Office, I have the expertise to support and represent clients in their personal injury cases. I work diligently to assess every aspect of your unique situation, explore your possible options to recover damages, and help you pursue the financial justice you're entitled to.  

Brief Overview of Personal Injury in Texas 

Texas is an "at-fault" state for auto accidents. This means that the at-fault party (the person who caused the accident) will be responsible for paying for injuries, property damage, and other issues that were caused due to the accident.  

What's more, in order to recover damages, the plaintiff can: 

  • File a first-party claim with their own insurer. 

  • File a third-party claim against the insurance provider of the at-fault party. 

  • File a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in civil court. 

A seasoned Texas personal injury lawyer can help file your accident claims, seek to establish liability, and help you recover fair financial compensation for your injuries and damages. 

Important Qualities of a Personal Injury Attorney

Here are some important qualities you should seek in a personal injury attorney: 

Handle Case Personally

Hire a personal injury attorney who will dedicate enough time and resources and handle your case personally. Your lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation and won't stop until your case is resolved. Essentially, it is easier to have faith and build trust with a dedicated lawyer. You may want to avoid an indifferent legal counsel who will simply pass your case around. 

Sensible Strategist

Furthermore, retain a personal injury lawyer who is a sensible strategist and thorough investigator. Your lawyer can evaluate and investigate your case thoroughly, determine the extent of your injuries and damages, and decide the best way to proceed with your injury claims. Moreover, a sensible strategist can outline an effective approach to handling your case in pursuit of a successful outcome. 

Strong Communication and People Skills

However, you should hire an attorney with strong communication and people skills. Both qualities are essential when negotiating or communicating with the insurance carrier. Also, your lawyer can give you timely updates regarding your claims. If you file a lawsuit, a lawyer with strong people skills can connect with the jury better and present your case intelligently during the trial. 

In-Depth Personal Injury Knowledge

Also, hire a lawyer with in-depth knowledge in the area of personal injury law. Essentially, bankruptcy, family law, estate planning, and criminal defense cases are very different from personal injury cases. An attorney specializing in personal injury law is presumed to have an in-depth understanding of the details and nuances of Texas personal injury statutes and rules. Thus, their personal injury knowledge will be of great advantage to you in your accident case. 

Reliable Expertise

In addition, you should retain a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience, knowledge, and skill in handling accident cases similar to yours. A lawyer who has handled multiple cases like yours in the past will have a better understanding of your personal situation, the evidence you need, and the best way to pursue your claims. 

Others: Here are some other crucial qualities and characteristics to seek in your personal injury attorney: 

  • solid negotiation skills 

  • creative thinking and attention to detail 

  • sincere compassion and care 

  • extensive mediation and litigation experience 

  • proven track record of success 

  • empathy and a clear understanding of your unique situation 

If you hire a personal injury attorney who has these qualities, you can have peace of mind and confidence that your accident case is competent and dependable hands. 

Local Representation

Additionally, it is crucial that you retain a well-experienced personal injury attorney with local representation to handle your accident case. Using their connections with the local legal community, the lawyer can easily get the necessary information, records, and report to manage your accident case. Also, the attorney will have in-depth knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the specific statutes, rules, and procedures for your case in your local community, county, or state. 

Make the Choice That's Right for You 

Hiring the right legal counsel after an accident is crucial to improve your prospects of recovering damages and the amount of financial compensation you may receive. With more than 30 years of extensive experience, I have devoted my career to advocating for the best interests of accident victims and their loved ones. 

As your legal counsel, I will evaluate every aspect of your case, conduct a thorough investigation, and explore your options to pursue damages. I am a personal injury attorney that will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights and attempt to recover the maximum available compensation for your injuries and damages. 

Contact me at Rodman Law Office today to schedule a simple case evaluation with a trusted personal injury lawyer. I can walk you through the complex procedures involved in filing claims and seeking damages. If you are in the Austin, Texas, area (including Travis County, Hays County, and Williamson County), get my support today.