Automobile accidents may be the leading cause of injuries in the US but there are many more areas where negligence on the part of another person or entity can be the cause of an injury. It could be a faulty product, medical malpractice or slipping on a wet spot on the floor of the supermarket.
If you have suffered injury due to negligence on the part of another you will need Chicago injury attorneys that have successfully litigated these types of cases. The question then becomes,” how do you go about finding these attorneys?”
You will be looking for a legal professional who has proven expertise in handling personal injury law suits, has a record of settling cases out of court as well as being tenacious in court if the case should go that far. To help you find an attorney that meets these criteria perhaps these few hints will help:
* Hire an attorney that is seen as a “plaintiffs” attorney rather than a defense attorney. As you are the injured party you are the plaintiff in the action. The defendant, the person responsible for causing the accident that resulted in your injury is the defendant and often is represented by a lawyer from his or her insurance company.
* Study the profile of the attorney; what is his or her “win ratio?” What skills does the attorney have? Is the attorney known to be aggressive in court? These are all important questions as you will be looking for a settlement that is commensurate with the extent of your injuries.
* Hopefully your case will not have to go to court but if it does, do the Chicago injury attorneys that you are considering feel comfortable in Court? The best attorney will not feel the least bit threatened if challenged by the defense to take the case to court.
Once you have identified the Chicago injury attorneys that you feel comfortable with, ensure that they work on contingency. This means you have no upfront legal expenses as the lawyer will be compensated out of the award.
As the individual or entity that was responsible for your injury will certainly be represented it is imperative that you too have successful Chicago injury attorneys to fight for compensation. You are invited to contact the Shea Law Group for a free case evaluation. Follow us on our Google+ page.