There Are Many Factors to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Some of the things you may want to consider include personal rapport, reputation, experience, and knowledge of how the insurance industry operates. But you should always ask the following question: “Will you fight for me in Court, if the insurance company refuses to settle?” Most attorneys are afraid of the courtroom and advise their clients to settle for less than they are owed, simply to avoid the hassle and expense of going to trial.
Before we start discussing your attorney, you need to know that the car insurance companies track everything about your attorney and his or her law firm:
- How many cases the firm handles
- Percentage of cases that settle without a lawsuit being filed
- Percentage of cases that settle after a lawsuit is filed
- Percentage of cases that go to trial
- Each attorney’s track record in and out of court
All of these factors are important. However, the two most important factors are how many lawsuits has your attorney handled and how many cases have they tried in Court.
An experienced attorney with a track record of success in the courtroom is invaluable.
At Georgia Trial Attorneys, we are committed to making sure you get every dime that you are owed, even if that means proceeding to a trial. Our job is to help people by fighting against the greed of insurance companies – not encourage you to accept of quick settlement for a lesser amount.
Also, you can confirm if your personal injury attorney is a true trial attorney by searching their name or bar-number on several of the county court websites nearby. Links for three of most populated counties in Georgia are below:
- Fulton: Fulton County
- Gwinnett: Gwinnett County
- DeKalb: Dekalb County
The attorneys at Georgia Trial Attorneys have litigated over 900 cases in DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Fulton counties alone
You can confirm this by searching our attorneys’ bar-numbers on the above-listed websites: Mark A. Kirchen (110007), James M. Grant (454542), Meredith Parrish (860703).
Yet many of the personal injury firms that advertise on television or radio rarely fight for their clients in Court. These large advertising firms are looking for a quick settlement. No personal injury attorney or law firm should be afraid to go toe-to-toe with an attorney hired by a greedy insurance company. These insurance companies are motivated by one thing: profit. They gladly put the interests of their shareholders above the interests of their policyholders and the people they injure.
Judges and juries are consistently awarding significantly more than the insurance companies are willing to offer
Personal injury attorneys who are afraid of the courtroom are missing out and doing their clients a disservice. Georgia Trial Attorneys willingness to go to Court and fight against injustice is why they have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts since 2015.
Yet, the decision to take your case to a trial is not one that should be taken lightly. Given the risks associated with any trial, you should proceed only after a thorough consultation with your experienced trial attorney. Now, if the insurance company offers to settle your case for $1,500 when you incurred $20,000 in medical bills, the decision is obvious: your case is going to trial. Either way, whether the decision is easy or complex, having an experienced trial attorney on your side helps ensure that you receive the just compensation you deserve.
Finally, never trust an attorney who guarantees a verdict before trial starts
There are no guarantees when a judge or jury decides your case. There is always some element of risk, no one likes to lose, but without taking risks, you cannot always achieve your goals. However, an experienced trial attorney, like the attorneys at Georgia Trial Attorneys, will have a track record of success in the courtroom. Our 95%+ success rate at trial is proof alone. We are proud of our record and feel confident that we can bring home the win for each client we represent.
If you or a loved one have been injured by someone else’s negligence, give us a call today. We will work to ensure you get the best recovery possible. Just call 833-4TheWin.