Maybe not. Many people begin their search for legal representation by consulting with a lawyer they already know, such as a family lawyer they used to draft a will.
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While these attorneys may be extremely proficient in their chosen area of law, you should think twice about hiring a legal professional for an injury case who doesn't have:
- Insurance law training. Every insurance company works hard to keep its losses as low as possible, and they do this by aggressively defending claims. A family lawyer who regularly handles estates or family affairs may not be familiar with insurance regulations or injury laws pertaining to your claim.
- Injury experience. Personal injury claims are usually brought against insurance companies staffed with skilled adjusters and million-dollar defense lawyers. Your opposition will be represented by an attorney with a great deal of experience defending personal injury cases, so it's vital that your lawyer have knowledge of the kind of injury you suffered and a record of success with your type of case.
- Adequate resources. Smaller firms may not have the staffing or financial resources necessary to take on large corporations and insurance providers. At Samples Ames PLLC, we have the ability to pursue your case against major players in the insurance market, as well as the tenacity to secure a settlement that covers the full extent of your losses.
If you suffered a severe injury due to negligence in Texas, please fill out the quick contact form on this page to set up your initial case review. Your consultation is free, and we don't charge anything unless we win your case.