Choosing a Fairfax personal injury attorney to help you file and settle a personal injury claim in Virginia isn't a decision to be made lightly. Just how you wouldn't go to any random doctor for a broken hip, you shouldn't go to just any random attorney for your legal matters.
You need to consider that all attorneys are not made equally and they don't all handle personal injury cases the same, either. Some are deathly afraid of trial and will persuade you to settle out of court with the insurance company. Lawyers like these are small peanuts case winners, they don't recover the big settlements, and often they end up costing their clients more money than necessary.
Another thing to consider is whether you feel comfortable with your lawyer. Remember that personal injury claims in Virginia can last months, even years depending on the complexity and how much each side is willing to fight. If you're not comfortable working with your chosen attorney, you may not have a very pleasant experience during the court procedures.
Specialization is another important factor in your choice of Fairfax personal injury attorney. Not all personal injury attorneys handle all types of cases. There are many specialized areas of personal injury law such as:
- car accidents;
- slip and fall (premises liability);
- Workers' Compensation;
- medical malpractice;
- child injury; and
- defective product/product liability.
Those are just a few specialized practice areas that I've seen. Some attorneys represent only pedestrian victims in car accidents, some only handle injured motorcycle riders. If there's a type of accident, there's a good chance there's an attorney who specializes in those types of personal injury claims.
Remember that your choice of attorney can make or break your claim. Knowing what to look for when choosing a Fairfax personal injury attorney will help you make the right choice for legal representation. The key to a successful settlement is having trustworthy, experienced legal help on your side.
Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney
You don't have to deal with insurance companies and paperwork alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. Fairfax personal injury attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their personal injury claims.
Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my complimentary guide to Virginia personal injury claims, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. To set up a no-cost consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.