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Frequently Asked Questions

If you've been injured in an accident, finding the right personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. But with so many lawyers to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Here are some tips on how to find a good personal injury lawyer:

  1. Determine Your Needs.  Before you start looking for a lawyer, it's important to determine what type of case you have and what kind of legal help you need.

  2. Ask for Referrals.  Ask friends and family members if they know any good personal injury lawyers. You can also ask other lawyers you know for referrals, as they often have contacts in the legal community. 

  3. Check Credentials.  Make sure the lawyer you choose is licensed to practice law in your state and is a member of the state bar association. You can also check their credentials and disciplinary history with the state bar association.

  4. Schedule a Consultation.  Many personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, where you can discuss your case and get a sense of whether they would be a good fit for you. During the consultation, ask about their experience, their approach to your case, and their fees.

  5. Evaluate Communication.  You want a lawyer who will communicate with you regularly and keep you informed throughout the legal process. Make sure the lawyer you choose is responsive and easy to reach by phone or email.

  6. Review Fees.  Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. However, it's important to understand the fee structure and any other costs associated with your case before you hire a lawyer.

  7. Trust Your Gut.  Ultimately, you want to choose a lawyer who you feel comfortable working with and who you trust to represent your best interests. If something feels off or you're not confident in a lawyer's abilities, keep looking until you find someone who is a better fit.

Finding the right personal injury lawyer can take some time and effort, but it's worth it to ensure you have the best possible representation for your case. Call the Law Office of Raphael M. Scheetz to discuss how we can help.

We will help you navigate the complex legal process and protect your rights every step of the way.

Contact us now for a FREE consultation today.

Twenty Qualities Of A Great Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Excellent Communication Skills – They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with clients, judges, and juries.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills – They should have strong negotiation skills to ensure their clients receive the best possible settlement.
  • Compassion – They should have compassion for their clients and understand the physical and emotional impact of their injuries.
  • Attention to Detail – They should have excellent attention to detail to ensure that all necessary documents and evidence are collected and presented in court.
  • Analytical Skills – They should have strong analytical skills to evaluate complex cases and determine the best legal strategies.
  • Trial Experience – They should have experience in the courtroom, including trial experience, to effectively represent clients in front of judges and juries.
  • Patience – They should have patience when working with clients who may be emotional or struggling with the aftermath of an injury.
  • Availability – They should be available to their clients and responsive to their needs.
  • Empathy – They should have empathy for their clients and be able to put themselves in their client’s shoes to understand their perspective and needs.
  • Adaptability – They should be adaptable to changing circumstances and able to pivot their legal strategies when necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for their clients.
  • Creativity – They should be creative in their approach to cases, finding unique solutions and arguments to support their clients’ claims.
  • Time Management – They should be able to manage their time effectively to handle multiple cases at once and meet deadlines.
  • Confidence – They should have confidence in their legal abilities and be able to present their arguments and evidence with conviction.
  • Perseverance – They should be persistent in pursuing their clients’ cases, even in the face of challenges or setbacks.
  • Honesty – They should be honest with their clients about the strengths and weaknesses of their case and the likelihood of success.
  • Trustworthiness – They should be trustworthy, keeping their client’s best interests at heart and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Sound Judgment – They should have sound judgment to make informed decisions and give their clients sound advice.
  • Strong Work Ethic – They should have a strong work ethic, dedicating themselves to their client’s cases and putting in the time and effort necessary for success.
  • Resourcefulness – They should be resourceful in finding experts, witnesses, and other resources to support their clients’ claims.
  • Professionalism – They should maintain a high level of professionalism in all their interactions, treating clients, colleagues, and opponents with respect.