Chicago Injury Lawyers? How To Find The Best Lawyer For You.
Chicago Injury Lawyers? What A Top Injury Lawyer Can Do For You And How To Find The Best Lawyer For You And Your Case.
I talk to a lot of people who are looking for the right Chicago Injury lawyers for them and their case.
It is a smart thing to do. Just picking the neighborhood real estate lawyer or the guy on TV isn't always the best path to finding a good personality fit as well as a lawyer who will perhaps be the best for your kind of case.
Have you been involved in a car crash or a work injury or some incident that you sustained an injury?
Here's what to look for in an attorney if you’re considering getting a free consultation.
Knowing what to look for in a personal injury attorney, if you’ve been injured, is super important. It’s the difference between talking to an attorney who’s gonna give you real detailed answers and an attorney who’s just gonna hustle you and try to sign up your case.
One way to tell if you are being hustled is if the lawyer tells you "...your case is worth a million dollars..." without knowing any of the details. That might be how some less experienced lawyers sign cases, but no Chicago injury lawyers I have respect for do that.
A lawyer will screen your case when they talk to you, but until they do a real investigation and work on your case, they cannot give you any reliable or detailed information on case value.
You should deal with somebody who knows what they’re doing.
So the first thing that you need to be aware of is if you’ve been injured in any kind of accident case, it’s almost crazy not to get a free consultation. This is going to tell you whether your lawyer knows what he or she is doing.
Ask them questions. Listen to their answers.
Have they done cases like this before? Are they being straight with you, or does it feel like they are trying to sell you a used car? Like a sales pitch?
Almost all personal injury lawyers offer free consultations where they will give you detailed information on your kind of case, what the law is, and how the law applies to your case. As well as letting you know about pitfalls and problems that are common to your kind of case.
It doesn’t cost you anything. And you can usually get the consultation over the telephone or live in the lawyers office, whatever you prefer. So definitely if you have been injured, get a consultation.
What should you be looking for in the attorney who gives you the consultation?
Make sure that the consultation is free.
If it isn't free, move on to a diferent lawyer.
Make sure the lawyer you talk to has experience in your kind of case.
So in other words, if you have a work injury, you need an attorney who knows about work injury cases. If it’s a medical malpractice case, you want an attorney who knows something about that kind of case. Same thing with a car crash case.
Make sure the attorney offers to advance case costs and no fee until you win.
If you talk to Chicago injury lawyers who tells you that they want you to pay them an hourly rate or something like that, turn around and walk away. That might be necessary in certain kinds of cases, but for the most part, credible, experienced injury lawyers do not ask for any money up front in most kinds of cases. That's what the best Chicago injury lawyers handle it.
It’s usually inexperienced attorneys or attorneys who don’t handle too much P. I. who ask for an hourly rate or a retainer. Or obviously, in criminal. and divorce cases, or busienss cases, you have to pay a retainer. But not in injury cases. Most personal injury attorneys who I know who know what they’re doing? They advance case costs and there’s no fee until you win the case.
Make sure that they represent injured people and that they don’t do a bunch of defense work.
In other words you don’t want an attorney who does a lot of insurance defense work representing insurance companies. You want an attorney who has dedicated his or her law practice to representing the injured people like you.
Sometimes, defense attorneys try to get some personal injury cases representing the injured person to add to their income. But the truth is you want somebody who has sympathy for the injured person and has dedicated their practice to that.
And defending insurance companies in an injury case DOES NOT prepare a lawyer for handling an injury case on behalf of the injured person.
The Most Important Thing: The Human Connection
Does the lawyer take the time to talk to you? Do you feel connected to the person on the human level at all?
Or does this lawyer seems like a cookie cutter duplicate of the other Chicago injury lawyers you may have spoken with?
I cannot stress this enough. If the lawyer you talk to is rushing you, is rude, is not kind? Pick someone who you actually like. Pick someone you have faith in will actually call you back and protect your interests.
It is not a good feeling as an injured person to feel like just a number, or just a 'dollar sign' to their lawyer.
"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life....5 star first class act who really knows his stuff."
You should seriously consider getting a Free Consultation with good Chicago injury lawyers.
Why not get a free consultation?
Here how it goes:
- You call for free (or I can call you).
- I listen to your story.
- I answer your questions & concerns.
- I tell you my plan.
- You can hire me or not hire me, your choice.
- Either way, we end up as friends.
Why Call Me, Of All The Lawyers Out There?
When I was nine years old, my father was catastrophically injured.
His injury case took 17 years to resolve.
At the end of 17 years of being run around by the insurance company and insurance defense lawyer, his own lawyer sued him to get more lawyer fees.
You can watch the 2 minute summary here:
Guess what I discovered when I started practicing injury law?
I became an injury lawyer, helping injured people.
Even though my father's case was an extreme example, the way injured people get treated by the insurance company, Defense lawyers and even their own lawyers isn't much different.
So I decided to represent injured people in a different way.
A better way.
Here are my Three Principles which guide my representation of every injured person.
The Three Principles of Excellent Representation.
Treat All Injury Victims Like Family:
Honesty, Care, Respect
People who have been injured in an accident deserve to have their phone calls answered and they deserve to have an injury lawyer who they like, trust and respect. They deserve to know where their case stands, to have their questions answered. And they deserve a lawyer who works hard and smart on their case. I make sure that all people who got hurt in an accident have this kind of experience by making sure everyone on my team is trained to understand that winning your case while helping you and being there for you is our #1 goal.
World Class Legal Ability, Skill & Knowledge
In order to get every dollar our clients deserve, whether at Settlement or Trial, I have spent the last 2 decades of my career studying with the 'best of the best'. I have spent well over $100,000 for advance settlement and trial training that most other lawyers never even consider doing. I have flown all over the country (and continue to do so) to study with the top legal minds. I am a graduate of the world-renowned "Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College" as well as a graduate of the prestigious "The Edge" program. Not one in 10,000 lawyers has completed the training I have. And I did it for one reason: so you get the very best, most cutting edge and effective representation possible.
Proprietary, One Of A Kind Case Processing
Fast & Excellent Case Outcomes
From our one-of-a-kind, in-house developed automated case management software to our proprietary pre-suit case process, my firm discovers more about your case, earlier. We beat the insurance company to the punch, and that means better results and faster case settlements for all of my injury clients, no matter how they got hurt or the kind of injury.
I hope you will see that I am not just the average injury lawyer. But instead, I have made it my mission to do everything in my power to ensure that injured people get the respect and case outcome they deserve from a highly skilled injury lawyer from a law firm of good people doing excellent work on behalf of injury victims.
No matter how you or a loved one has been hurt, I truly hope to hear from you to see how I can help. You can call my office any time, night or day, at 312-500-4500.
Or if you prefer, you can tell me about your case by clicking the button below.
I hope this information helps you and if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call.
You can call any time day or night and it really is 100% free.
Also I charge no fee until we win. I’ve got experience in a broad range of personal injury cases and have been knowsn as on of the top Chicago injury lawyers for over 20 years.
I look forward to hearing from you.