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Red Flags to Be Aware of When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

 Posted on March 10, 2023 in Personal Injury

Will County Personal Injury LawyerWhen you are injured in an accident, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to. However, not all personal injury attorneys are created equal. With so many personal injury lawyers to choose from, there are many red flags that you need to be aware of when deciding who you should hire. Today, we will discuss what some of these red flags are. If you are ever injured in an accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will help guide you through the legal process while ensuring your rights are respected and advocated for. 

What to Look Out for When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Some red flags to be aware of include the following:

  • Lack of experience – Personal injury law is a complex and specialized area of law. Therefore, it is essential to choose an attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours. An attorney lacking personal injury law experience may not be able to represent you effectively.

  • Lack of resources – Personal injury cases often require extensive resources, such as witnesses, medical records, and accident reconstruction reports. If an attorney lacks the resources to handle your case effectively, they may not be able to secure the compensation you deserve. 

  • Lack of communication – Communication is critical in any legal case. If an attorney is slow to respond to your calls or emails, or if they do not keep you informed about your case's progress, it may indicate they may not be committed to your case.

  • Unwillingness to go to trial – While most personal injury cases are settled out of court, choosing an attorney willing to take your case to trial if necessary is essential. If an attorney is unwilling to go to trial, they may not be willing to fight for and pursue the compensation you may be entitled to. Furthermore, an unwillingness to go to trial may also indicate that they lack the experience and knowledge to defend you effectively and advocate for your rights in court. 

  • Lack of transparency – Personal injury cases can be complex, but your attorney should be transparent about your case's legal process and potential outcomes. If an attorney is not transparent or makes promises that seem too good to be true, it may be a red flag that they are dishonest with you. 

Contact a Will County Personal Injury Attorney

Look no further than the experienced and knowledgeable Joliet personal injury lawyers with McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC for top-rated legal representation. Call 815-727-0100 for a free consultation.




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