Elizabeth A. Hancock

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

When you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, it can be challenging to understand what your next steps should be. Whether you’ve already established that you need a personal injury attorney, or need help navigating your claim, a personal injury attorney can help provide you with peace of mind that you are doing all you can to seek recompense. 

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is an insurance claim or civil lawsuit filed by an individual suffering injuries caused by the negligence of another entity, either government, business, or individual. Elizabeth Hancock Law handles all types of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, premise liability, construction accidents, and oil field accidents.

What should I consider when choosing a personal injury attorney?

When choosing a personal injury attorney, it is important to make sure you choose a lawyer who specializes in your specific case. Not all lawyers are created equal, meaning, their specific litigation experience will vary from attorney to attorney. A good place to start is by asking family and friends for a referral, as anyone with good experience is usually happy to offer up that recommendation. You can also do a search online for personal injury attorneys in or near your area. Once you find a lawyer who specializes in litigation pertaining to your situation, it’s time to set up an initial consultation and see if they are a good fit for you. You’ll be able to ask questions during your initial meeting, while also providing the details of your case. Here are some questions to ask to help you choose the right personal injury attorney for you.

Have they previously won settlements for personal injury cases like yours?

When you’re seeking justice, this is one of the most important questions to consider when choosing a personal injury lawyer. You want to know if your case has merit and is winnable in court. If your lawyer is representing personal injury cases but isn’t winning settlements, they might not have the experience you deserve. During your initial meeting with an attorney, ask them what types of settlements they’ve received for cases similar to yours. This lets you know how successful they’ve been in the past.

Which attorney will be working on your case?

When you hire an attorney, you want to make sure they will be the one personally representing you. Some larger law firms can reel you in with a well-known lawyer, only to find out that lawyer won’t be the one working on your case or representing you in court. Working closely with the attorney who will be investigating your incident and preparing your case helps you have open lines of communication and total confidence in your choice. This also ensures that your chosen attorney has the availability to give the time and attention to your case that it deserves.

Does your lawyer have proper credentials and a good track record? 

No matter what attorney you choose to represent you in Louisiana, you’ll want to make sure they are a current member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Most attorneys will list their bar affiliations right on their website, along with any relevant education and experience. You can also check for ratings and reviews online, as these can serve as an objective indicator of their previous performance. 

Choose the right personal injury attorney for you

Choosing a personal injury attorney typically occurs during a stressful time in life, and you want to make sure you find the best fit for your case. Attorney Elizabeth Hancock has helped clients all over Louisiana win personal injury cases and obtain the compensation they deserve. She is a skilled, competent, and professional litigator who can help you build a strong case and seek justice. Elizabeth provides one-on-one attention to her clients and an honest evaluation of your situation and whether or not it’s worth filing a lawsuit, so you can be sure you’re not wasting any valuable time. If you’re ready to take the next step towards filing a personal injury claim, reach out to Elizabeth today.

Elizabeth A. Hancock

Call Attorney Elizabeth Hancock when you need effective legal representation after an accident. Attorney Hancock is a reputable personal injury and medical malpractice attorney at the firm of Morris and Dewett, LLC in Shreveport, Louisiana. She'll work tirelessly on your case to reach the best possible conclusion. Call her today to arrange a consultation.


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