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Traits to Look for in Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, you deserve compensation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2018, there were 24.8 million doctor’s office visits for personal injuries. If you’ve been harmed or injured by another person, it’s only natural to seek compensation. However, your chances of getting compensated depend on whether you’ve hired a good lawyer or not. Here are some of the traits you should be looking for in personal injury lawyers.

Communication Skills

Strong communication skills are important as they allow an attorney to update you on new developments and negotiate with the insurance company. If the case goes to trial, good communication skills will enable the lawyer to connect with the jury and show how the injuries have affected your life.

Investigation Skills

A skilled personal injury lawyer knows the value of conducting a thorough investigation. You don’t want a person that simply depends on reports from law enforcement to build a case. A lawyer that performs an independent investigation is likely to dig up more evidence to support your claim by showing how the other party was at fault for the injuries. After all, determining fault plays a huge role in helping you secure fair compensation.

Fair Judgment and Ethical Behavior

An ethical lawyer with good judgment will outperform one without. If you know your case involves moral values, find someone with the same values so that both of you are on the same page. An attorney who acts with integrity is vital. Dishonest representation can cost you your case.

Successful Track Record

All personal injury cases are different, and past results don’t necessarily guarantee a positive outcome in your case. However, it can give you some idea of how good a lawyer is, especially with other clients. Pay close attention to the attorney’s cases that are similar to yours. If the lawyer did well in those cases, the chances of winning your case are higher.

Negotiation Skills

Most personal injury cases are settled through negotiations with the insurance company. Insurance companies are a business, and their goal is to offer you as little money as possible. You need personal injury lawyers with great negotiating skills to ensure your settlement is enough for the damages you’ve suffered.

Finding these traits in personal injury lawyers increases your chances of being fairly compensated. You’ll want to look for a successful, ethical attorney that knows how to negotiate and do their job well. If you or a loved one need a personal injury attorney, reach out to us today at the Bagneris Law Firm for a consultation.

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Bagneris Law Firm

The Bagneris Firm is an experienced civil litigation firm with decades of combined experience serving both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide-range of different cases including personal injury and business disputes. Our firm is based out of New Orleans, and we serve clients throughout Louisiana. Attorneys Emile and Suzette Bagneris have a long and impressive careers with experience training insurance adjusters and risk managers, representing large corporations and insurance companies, and helping individuals and businesses with all aspects of their legal cases. The fact that we have represented clients on all sides of legal issues allows us to better predict what will happen and prepare an effective strategy to help our clients.

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