How to Hire an Alabama Injury Attorney?Published: Apr 26, 2017 in Personal Injury
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be unsure about how to hire an Alabama injury attorney. Hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case and will give you the best chance at securing the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
Most personal injury lawyers in Alabama offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, which will give you the opportunity to determine whether that firm is the right fit for you. Your decision on which attorney to hire should be informed by their answers to your questions.
If you have questions for us or want to schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Alabama injury attorneys at Belt & Bruner, P.C. at (205) 933-1500.
Does the attorney’s practice focus on personal injury cases?
It is important to look for an attorney who is focused on handling personal injury cases and has extensive experience practicing in this area of the law. An attorney who specializes in personal injury cases will know the various laws that apply to your case, have a proven track record of successfully negotiating with insurance companies, and understands how to build a strong argument in support of your claim.
Does the attorney have experience with your type of case?
You also want to look for an attorney that has represented clients with the same type of injuries or accident as you. The types of evidence, legal arguments, and complexity involved in a defective product case are drastically different than that of a car accident case. Ideally, the attorney you hire will have several years of trial experience with cases similar to yours.
What is the attorney’s fee structure?
Ideally, you want the attorney you hire to work on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney is only getting paid if they obtain monetary compensation for you. Not only does a contingency fee structure guarantee that you and your attorney’s interests are aligned, it allows you to retain legal representation without any up-front costs.
What is the attorney’s reputation in the legal community?
One way to evaluate an attorney’s reputation is to see if they are a member of any professional organizations and whether they have been recognized by peers. For example, has the attorney been recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, or the National Association of Distinguished Counsel? These are good indicators that the attorney is skilled, ethical, and well-respected in the legal community.
Does the attorney have a proven track record of obtaining successful results?
Every case is unique and the amount of compensation recovered will vary depending on the specific facts of your claim. An attorney who has consistently obtained favorable recoveries for their clients reflects a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and skillful approach. A proven track record of successful case results also shows that the attorney has the financial and staffing resources to take your case from investigation to trial.
How Our Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
At Belt & Bruner, P.C., our Alabama injury lawyers have more than 65 years of combined experience in federal and state courts across Alabama and have handled virtually every type of personal injury case. Our firm’s accomplished history includes more than 57 cases that resulted in a settlement or verdict in excess of $1 million and 11 cases in which our clients recovered $5 million or more.
Our team of attorneys understands how overwhelming it can be to pursue legal action in the aftermath of a serious injury, which is why they are here to answer any questions you may have, thoroughly explain your options, and advocate aggressively on your behalf throughout the legal process. Our goal is to obtain the maximum compensation available in every case so that our clients have the financial resources they need for recovery.
To find out how our personal injury lawyers can help you, contact us today at (205) 933-1500. We offer free consultations and represent individuals on a contingency fee basis.