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Four Things To Consider When Choosing An Attorney

LeeAnn Riddle   |  May 16, 2018   |  

For most people, the only time they interact with an attorney is when something bad has happened to them such as an injury or a car accident. While under the emotional or physical pain after an incident, it may not be easy to find an attorney, especially the right attorney, to represent you.

You will need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to support you. How will you know you are employing the best advocate for your legal needs? There are four key things to keep in mind when hiring an attorney.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

Many people are worried about the cost of hiring an aggressive attorney to represent them. However, for personal injury cases such as car accidents, work-related injuries, and slip and fall accidents, most attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. A contingency fee means that the attorney charges based on the recovery and often times, it is only paid if they win the case.

At Riddle & Brantley, our attorneys work solely on a contingency-fee basis, making hiring a lawyer more affordable. If you would like to learn more about how our attorneys can help you, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

Is Experience and Knowledge Important?

The legal industry is very broad with several practice areas so it’s important that you hire an attorney who has experience handling your specific legal matter. For example, if you are injured in a car accident, you’ll want to hire an attorney who has a background in handling car wrecks as well as negotiating with insurance companies.

Workers’ compensation cases involve complex laws and can take time to reach a settlement. At Riddle and Brantley, we have several years of experience handling on-the-job accidents with two attorneys who are North Carolina State Car Certified Specialists in Worker’s Compensation. This means that they understand the complexity of handling workers’ compensation cases and will work diligently to fight for their clients.

Should you be unsure of what practice area your case falls under, contact us for a no-cost, zero-obligation case evaluation.

Do They Have A Successful Track Record?

If you are injured in an accident, you want the best attorney you can find to represent you.  There are many attorneys available, but you want one with an excellent track record. You will need someone to work on your behalf and be your advocate to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering.

Past results are not a guarantee of future success, but at Riddle & Brantley, we have many attorneys who have secured million-dollar verdicts for their clients. We invite you to review our case results page to see our successful recoveries.

Are They Willing To Go To Trial?

There are some lawsuits that end long before they go to trial. Many times, both sides will reach an agreement and settle the case. However, there are also many cases that proceed to trial because the defense is not willing to make a fair settlement. It’s important that you select an attorney that the insurance company knows will file a lawsuit and go to court if necessary.

At Riddle & Brantley, our attorneys have a track record of successful settlements and verdicts for our clients. Going to trial may mean all the difference in your case and you will want an experienced attorney, with an excellent track record sitting beside you in the courtroom.

To learn more about how the personal injury attorneys at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help you, please contact us for a free case evaluation.