When it comes to finding the right attorney to represent your best interests, there are two kinds of qualities you should consider. First, there are qualities that all good lawyers possess, regardless of their practice area. According to Entrepreneur, these include:
- Passion for the law; and
- Reliable references.
Second, there are specific qualities that all the best attorneys in a particular practice area should possess. For example, personal injury lawyers should always be:
- Compassionate, because they must be able to put accident victims at ease;
- Flexible, because they must work around hospital visits and doctor’s appointments; and
- Resourceful, because proving injury claims requires all kinds of evidence.
Of course, saying you want an attorney who possesses all of the above is far easier than actually finding one who does—unless you turn to the Law Office of Joel W. Baruch, P.C. Our attorneys have litigated more than 200 trials, and we are incredibly proud of our high win rate. Call 949-864-9662 to schedule a case evaluation with an accident attorney in Irvine.
Read on to learn about a few qualities you should look for when hiring an injury lawyer:
- Comprehensive Experience
Although it is important to hire someone who has extensive experience resolving cases like yours, it is also essential that you find an attorney who has worked on all kinds of personal injury claims. Different kinds of claims call for different legal strategies, and a lawyer who is familiar with multiple ways to resolve complicated problems will be able to bring a whole new perspective to your case.
You do not necessarily have to look for an attorney who will come to you, but you should at least find someone who is willing to answer your calls whenever you have questions or concerns, instead of merely referring you to a paralegal.
People who are under a significant amount of stress are more likely to make rash decisions than those who are not, and recovering from serious injuries is one of the most stressful scenarios you can face in life. Look for a lawyer who will provide an objective viewpoint when you need one most and will ultimately prevent you from making decisions that might jeopardize your claim.
- A Warm Personality
It is easy to overlook personality when seeking legal counsel because you will probably spend most of the initial consultation talking about yourself and your case; however, since you will be spending a lot of time with the lawyer whom you ultimately hire, it is worth looking for someone who knows how to put you at ease and is personable during every interaction.
If you are looking for an injury lawyer in Irvine who possesses all the qualities that matter most to you, contact the Law Office of Joel W. Baruch, P.C. Joel Baruch has been distinguished in the National Trial Lawyer’s Top One Hundred and is a member of The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an honor held by only 1 percent of attorneys in the country.
Call 949-864-9662 to schedule a consultation. If you want to learn more about personal injury claims in California, visit usattorneys.com/personal-injury/california.