Personal injury attorneys can come into that particular specialty for a number of reasons. Helping people get back on their feet, being the goliath for the victim against the insurance company, or even providing general peace of mind are a few of the selfless reasons people get into personal injury. Others are for profit and prestige. And of course, as with every profession there are a few simply because—daddy said so.
Regardless of what issues you are facing, if you believe you need to speak with an attorney it is important for you to know the person you are working with. Does this person have a record of success? Have other people I know worked with this attorney? Would my friends and family refer me to this attorney? What are the core values of the company?
All of these very important answers can be answered by a simple look over the website of any company. Generally speaking, attorneys have profile pages that detail the important aspects of their life outside of their legal profession. Finding the right lawyer or law firm is like picking a mate. You both have to mesh. Sure, we won’t eat the food you burn and we could care less if you take out the trash, but open communication is key when working with an attorney.
If you’ve come to an attorney it’s arguably one of the most stressful situations in your life and we need to make sure we’re on the same page. We need to make sure that our goals are aligned. Do we want the same outcomes? Make sure that you and the attorney you understand the “what do I wants” and the “what do I needs.” Like most relationships, drifting away or hiding feelings in the dark can lead to a sad ending. It’s important to make sure you pick the right attorney, and with the ever-increasing number of attorneys in North Carolina and particular in the Charlotte area—doing your homework is the first step to ensure a smooth process.