Automobile accidents happen every day to thousands of Americans, yet many people don’t know what they should do when they’ve been involved in a car accident. And hiring an attorney to represent them after the accident is a new experience for most people. Having an experienced and skilled automobile accident attorney, like Orlando’s Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., can mean the difference between collecting damages and having to pay someone for inflicting damage on you, your loved ones, and your property.
Hiring the first lawyer you find in the phone book could ultimately cause you a major loss in the end. When choosing an automobile accident attorney, look for experience, a proven track record, familiarity with local, state, and federal law, personal attention, and medical knowledge.
The law is like many professions: some lessons come only with experience. Don’t trust your case to a new attorney who may look at your case as a learning experience. Your attorney should be able to point to success in previous cases similar to yours. Always look for proof of winning verdicts and case settlements in automobile accidents cases similar to yours. This includes cases that are under the same jurisdiction as yours to demonstrate familiarity with the laws that will govern your case.
Many law firms are so large that much of their work is done by paralegals and temps, decreasing your chance of success in a lawsuit. Look for a law firm where the clients can be dealt with on a more personal, compassionate level by actual lawyers. Also, to successfully prove injury to a judge and/or jury, a working knowledge of the body and medicine can be invaluable. Finding a lawyer with medical expertise provides you with an angle and body of knowledge against which other lawyers cannot compete.
If you or a loved one live in the Orlando, Florida area and has been in a car accident and are searching for a quality automobile accident attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D.