Experience Matters when Looking For a Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury AttorneyThere are any number of reasons why you might need a personal injury attorney.  When someone else has been negligent, careless, or reckless, and this leads to injury, a personal injury attorney can help.  Examples of types of accidents include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Premise Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice or
  • Wrongful death.

In any of these cases, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a cause of action.

Experience Matters

You might be surprised to learn that any attorney who has passed the bar in the jurisdiction in question is permitted to handle a personal injury case.  However, experience matters.  You need an attorney who knows what questions to ask in order to obtain necessary documents, video surveillance, or to locate eye witnesses.   You need an attorney who is well connected with investigators to develop their theory of the case.

At some point in most personal injury cases, the insurance company makes an offer to settle the claim.  You need an attorney who knows what your personal injury case is worth.  Sometimes it makes sense to take an offer.  Other times, it makes sense to negotiate the settlement.  Still other times, it makes more sense to take the case to trial.  A personal injury attorney with experience is better able to evaluate the options to determine what makes sense in each individual case.

When a case does go to trial, you certainly want an attorney who has tried other cases.  Because more than 90 % of cases settle before trial, finding an attorney with personal injury trial experience is a bit more of a challenge.  However, the skills necessary to investigate the case are not the same and the skills needed to try the case.   Knowing how to pick a jury, how to make an opening statement, understanding the rules of evidence, and presenting a compelling case are all skills developed over years of practice.

Contact the Attorneys at Hilton & Somer, LLC

At Hilton & Somer, LLC we have the experience you need in your personal injury case.  Our attorneys have taken our fair share of cases to trial.  We also have extensive experience negotiating personal injury cases.  We only take cases on a contingency basis.  This means that you only pay a fee if we win your case, either due to a settlement, or after a trial.  We can help you recover for lost wages, both past and future, as well as medical expenses and pain and suffering.  Why not call the office today to see if you have a case.  Call us at 703-782-8349 to schedule a consultation today.  We look forward to working with you.

Additional Reading

Understanding Why Most Cases Settle

What You Should Know About Personal Injury and Wrongful Death