Choosing a lawyer to represent you in your South Dakota injury claim can be a difficult decision. Here are three tips for helping you through this process.
TIP #1 - NOT EVERY ATTORNEY IS THE SAME
Not every attorney has the same amount of experience and training. In fact, experience and training differ greatly from attorney to attorney. Some attorneys may have years of experience drafting wills, conducting real estate transactions, or representing people charged with a crime. However, these attorneys may not know the "ins and outs" of personal injury law.
TIP #2 - CHOOSE AN ATTORNEY WHO IS WILLING TO GO TO TRIAL
Not every lawyer is skilled in the art of negotiating personal injury claims. You need a lawyer who is willing to prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. You need a lawyer who has tried personal injury cases to take your case to a jury. If a lawyer is not willing to go to trial, you can be sure the insurance companies know this.
TIP #3 - CHOOSE AN ATTORNEY YOU COMFORTABLE WITH
Before you make your final decision, think about your potential attorney's credentials, experience, and personality. You are likely going to be spending a good amount of time with this person, so you want to make sure it will be a rewarding experience. The ideal attorney will make you feel comfortable, have outstanding credentials, and have a positive outlook about your case.