Personal Injury Law News

Why Do You Need a Lawyer with Experience?

Monday, February 05, 2018

You’ve been injured and you need a lawyer. Maybe you were severely injured in a car accident and you don’t think you’re getting a fair deal from the other side. Maybe you were hurt while working offshore and now your former employer is giving you trouble. Insurance adjusters might be harassing you and pressuring you into accepting an amount you aren’t sure is fair.

The practice of law is like any other industry: experience counts.

You wouldn’t hire someone to put a new roof on your house without the proper licensing and past experience, and you likewise shouldn’t hire a lawyer who hasn’t handled your kind of case before.

Personal injury cases can be extremely complex. There are often multiple types of claims to be brought, multiple parties against whom they will be brought and complicated legal and insurance issues.

A personal injury case may involve physical injuries, property damage, psychological and emotional damage; it may involve uninsured motorist insurance or an umbrella liability policy. If the vehicle in question was a company car, it could involve issues of vicarious liability (respondeat superior) as well as general negligence.

Issues of products liability and other laws particular to manufacturers might be involved if an injury was caused due to a mechanical failure. Auto accident cases might be removed to federal court instead of the state court if the parties were from out of state and the damage was significant. Even these kinds of relatively straightforward cases can grow complex overnight.

Quality over Quantity

The legal system is complex which can be compounded when insurance companies don’t act fairly or in good faith.

Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to distinguish the quality of an attorney from the quality of their advertisements or website.

Our lawyers at Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman are specialists in personal injury plaintiff law who limit their practice to representing claimants, not insurance companies. Your case won’t be our first—or even our 500th. Let our experienced plaintiff attorneys advocate on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced legal professionals.