Redington Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Were you injured in a car crash, pedestrian accident, or slip and fall? If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. An attorney can help you achieve a settlement, but not every attorney is capable of winning the type of compensation your case is actually worth. With so many law firms to choose from, it is up to you and your loved ones to seek out the most qualified legal team. Here at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our Redington Beach personal injury attorney will answer any questions you may have about our services.
What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer
- Excellent Communication—One of the keys to attorney-client relations is effective communication. It is not necessary to follow up with your case’s progress every week (most cases take more than a year to settle), but your attorney should still be willing to answer emails and phone calls when necessary, especially in the beginning months with information is key.
- Track Record of Success—There are plenty of attorneys out there to choose from, but only a few with the type of success rate that you should place your trust in. Ensure you are working with the right lawyer by making sure they have a proven history of success.
- Experience in the Courtroom—While only one or two percent of personal injury cases ever make it to the courtroom, your attorney needs to be familiar with trying cases in court. This gives them significant bargaining power during the settlement process, because if the other side knows that they are going up against a skilled litigator, they will be more likely to offer an acceptable settlement offer.
- Do They Work on a Contingency Fee—All personal injury lawyers worth their salt should work on a contingency fee basis. This means they do not make a dollar on your case unless you do. A typical contingency fee is 30 percent of the plaintiff’s damages if the case settles out of court, and 40 percent if it goes to trial. An attorney who charges you thousands of dollars up front or who bills you hundreds per hour is an attorney who does not have confidence in their own ability to win your case.
- Are They Willing to Meet You at the Hospital—An attorney who claims to be too busy to meet you or your family members (if you were sedated or in a coma at the time) is probably not an attorney you want to work with, as they will likely be “too busy” to effectively meet or talk with you in the future.
Call a Redington Beach Personal Injury Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
There is no way to get a feel for an attorney without meeting with them in person, which is why we encourage you to reach out to our Redington Beach personal injury attorney today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation. The lawyers at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff are here to help you in your time of need.