If you or someone you love is injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, the at-fault party's insurance company may be held responsible for your medical costs, lost wages and other damages. Most injured parties are aware that they can seek compensation in these situations. What many fail to realize, however, is that the lawyer they select to represent them often plays a significant role in how much they recover.
What important characteristics should you look for when hiring a personal injury attorney? The accomplished legal team at Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP, in Manchester offers these tips as a good start:
- Experience — Find a lawyer who focuses on personal injury and has success stories to share. Our attorneys focus on specific practice areas, and each of our firm's partners has more than 20 years of experience.
- Trial exposure — Your attorney must be able to present a strong case in court in order to increase the likelihood of reaching a fair settlement through negotiations instead. We have taken many cases to a jury verdict. Insurance providers are well-aware that our clients do not settle for less than they deserve.
- Resources — Personal injury cases require a substantial amount of resources to maximize recovery. We regularly work with medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists and others who help us build strong cases.
- Personal attention — Because these cases can take a year or more to resolve, it is critical to work with a law firm that will keep you posted at every stage of your case. You will have direct access to the lawyers who represent you from the free initial consultation through the resolution of your case.
We Work For You
We represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, wrongful death cases and more. Our attorneys also represent injured workers who are struggling to recover workers' compensation benefits following a workplace accident. In all of these cases, it is important for you to know that we do not collect an attorney fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.
Call or email us to schedule a free consultation. We will provide a candid assessment of your case and recommend an effective course of action. We work with clients throughout New Hampshire and in Massachusetts. If your injuries limit your mobility, we will gladly come to you for a meeting.