HOUSTON – Being involved in a personal injury accident can be life-changing, which is why it is essential that the injured party chooses a personal injury lawyer that he or she can work with. If the victim has a severe head injury, and a friend or relative is making these critical decisions, then the importance of choosing the right attorney is even more critical. The Houston personal injury law firm of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., has recently published some advice designed to simplify the process.
The first part of the process involves speaking to at least three different personal injury lawyers. Choose those three by getting referrals from people you trust, rather than looking at expensive advertisements. There are many kinds of law. So, make sure that the lawyer you choose has experience and knowledge in the same type of incident you are dealing with. If your incident involves a semi-truck accident, for instance, then you don’t want to choose a lawyer who has only dealt with minor slips, trips or falls.
Any personal injury lawyer you hire must have a proven track record of success. Do not be afraid to ask any personal injury lawyer what their success rate is, and how many cases the lawyer has settled out of court. Although it may be advantageous to settle out of court, there is no guarantee this will happen. So, the last thing you want is to hire a lawyer with little courtroom experience.
Check that you will have the same attorney throughout your case, rather than being passed from one attorney to another, depending on availability. Try to ascertain if the lawyer’s personal and legal philosophy agrees with yours, and perhaps most importantly of all, ensure that you feel comfortable with the lawyer as a human being. There is a strong possibility that you will be spending a lot of time with your attorney in the future. So, it is critical that you can feel confident about building a relationship with the lawyer.
Do not rush into any decisions, as this could well be the most crucial decision you will make. These are just some of the points discussed in the list of tips published by Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.
About Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.
The highly skilled and dedicated attorneys of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., represent clients in Houston and throughout Texas in a broad range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those which involve motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, defective products, workplace accidents and offshore injuries. The firm also serves clients in business, probate, real estate and other civil litigation matters. To learn more, call (713) 221-6800 or use the law firm’s online form.