When dealing with any kind of lawsuit, it’s no surprise that you want someone who is great at what they do. No one wants a lawyer who is unsure of themselves, is hard to communicate with, and doesn’t appear to care about the outcome of the case.
Whether you were in a major accident and need a personal injury law firm, or if you are a victim of medical malpractice, the team at Murphy Falcon & Murphy believes we have what it takes to be an advocate for you and your situation, whatever it may be. We realize that we aren’t the only personal injury law firm in the Baltimore area, and we know that choosing a firm can be a very personal choice, but we want to help you in any way we can. As you’re looking for a law firm to represent your case, here are some of the biggest qualities to look for in not only a lawyer but in a firm as a whole.
When facing a situation as big as a lawsuit, you don’t want to worry about not being able to get in contact with your lawyer. It should be quick and easy for you to talk directly with your lawyer when you have questions or if there is an emergency. And if they can’t be reached right away, ask them if there is a process for getting in touch with them quickly.
Beyond simply speaking to your attorney on the phone or seeing them in person, consider how well they communicate with you overall. Are they able to explain certain intricacies of the law? Can they go over various strategies and options that are available in a clear and effective way? Are they patient with you when you ask questions? These are true signs that it’s a good fit.
This is a must in any type of lawsuit and it goes beyond the number of years they have worked as a lawyer or how long the firm has been open. Look for a lawyer or a firm who has experience with your specific case type. You’ll want to know that they have in-depth courtroom experience, that they are capable of fighting cases with other defense attorneys and prosecutors, and that they have won the cases they have fought. Yes, the longer they have been a lawyer, the greater range of experiences they have had, but be sure that they also understand the specifics, methods, and strategies of your case.
An effective personal injury lawyer will be able to understand the unique viewpoint of their clients and represent them in a very compassionate way. When they are unable to feel and show empathy, it could mean that they will have a hard time expressing the depth of the situation to the courtroom.
At the end of the case, you want to know for sure that your lawyer did everything in their power to win. This takes someone who has aggressive and proactive qualities, someone who will take immediate action when necessary and will fight hard throughout the entire process. The courtroom isn’t space where lawyers can be lackadaisical about their strategies; they need to portray power and control in every situation.
When possible, talk to previous clients or read reviews about the law firm and lawyers to get an idea of their work ethic, experience, and education.
The team of personal injury lawyers at Murphy Falcon & Murphy wants to help you fight for your case. Meet our team and get in touch today. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.