Choosing a lawyer to handle your case can seem like an overwhelming task, and of course you want to makes sure you’ve chosen the right one. Attorney David Greene from Greene & Phillips Law Firm joined us on Studio10 to explain the three most important questions you should ask your personal injury lawyer before you hire them.
The following questions and answers below were provided by Greene & Phillips:
David, what should the first question be when you are choosing an attorney?
Joe, the first question should be, “How many cases like mine have you handled?” The more experience a lawyer has, especially in the personal injury field, can mean a big difference in the result of your settlement. Hiring a lawyer with years of experience will help you in 2 important ways...
1. He’ll already have relationships established with the insurance adjusters
2. He’ll know the ins and outs of the applicable laws
How many personal injury cases has Greene & Phillips handled?
We’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases of all types such as car wrecks, worker’s comp, slip and fall, and many more.
What should the second question be?
The second question you should ask is, “What systems are in place to make sure my case is handled efficiently?” Maybe you’ve been to a lawyers office where his desk is covered in paper and there are files all over the place. This can mean lost records, being put at the bottom of a to-do list or even forgotten. At Greene & Phillips we used an advanced paperless system that ensures no file or records get lost or misplaced and that there is always a staff member or lawyer working to move the case toward settlement. With this system we are settling claims faster than we were just a few years ago.
And what is the last question you should ask before considering to hire an attorney?
Your last question should be, “What settlement amounts have you gotten for other injured victims with a case similar to mine?” You need to know that you are working with a reputable firm that has a proven history of results. When you’re fighting the insurance company to get the full value of your claim, it can help tremendously when you are being helped by a firm that has had multi-million dollar settlements against that company. The insurance adjustor pays very close attention when a lawyer like that is calling them.
Finally, it means your lawyer won’t settle your case for less than it’s worth.
Does Greene & Phillips have any notable settlements?
We’ve had several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements including a landmark $9.5 million settlement for a young lady who was struck in her car by a big truck whose driver wasn’t paying attention and sailed through a red light.
David, how can our viewers reach you if they have any further questions?
They can call us at 300-2000, or come by our office anytime. You never need an appointment!