Well, first of all, you have choices....and lots of them. While you need to act quickly in seeking advice, don't feel as though you have to hire the first attorney you speak with regarding your case. I highly suggest only hiring an attorney once you know they are experienced and feel as though they are truly advocates that will meet your needs.
With that said I find (based my own experiences) most seeking an attorney hire the first attorney they speak to regarding their case and I tend to think that that is due in large part to clients not fully weighing there options. Perhaps the attorney your friends and family suggest is the best to meet your needs...maybe its they guy on TV....maybe its a local attorney near your home, work, school....
Here are the qualities I suggest you look for while seeking an attorney to hire:
PEACE OF MIND — I look to ease the stress of my clients while they focus on their physical recovery and the immediate needs of their family. While you focus on your recovery, David Payne Law is focused on ensuring you receive the best possible outcome for your damages, including medical expenses, property loss, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
RESULTS — No attorney can guarantee results and past successes of an attorney cannot assure anyone of success in their own claim or lawsuit. But a personal injury attorney with experience in negotiating settlements and prosecuting cases before a judge or jury has the best chance of maximizing compensation for your damages. That is a simple fact, in my mind. Ultimately, the insurance company is obligated to itself to limit liability right? Logic follows that insurance companies will often assess more liability and greater value upon a case which has a skilled and respected attorney on the other side.
EMPOWERMENT — I don't want my clients feeling helpless when they come unexpected involved with insurance companies and lawsuits. I want them to feel as though they have power. David Payne Law will empower each client. Empowerment which comes from clearly documenting each vital aspect of the injured persons loss. Empowerment which comes from knowing that you won't be a victim. Empowerment which comes from having an experienced advocate against the insurance companies and big business.
A NETWORK OF CONNECTIONS — Experienced injury attorneys network and share information with their peers. David Payne Law is connected with some of the best attorneys in the region. Through those connections, David's clients have the benefit of having access to the experts defining the current state-of-the-art in injury representation.
PROVEN — An injury attorney's reputation is built upon skill in negotiating settlements and skill in making compelling arguments in the courtroom.