How to Choose the Virginia Injury Lawyer Who is Best for You
So you’ve been rear-ended on the highway, say in Portsmouth on Interstate 264 West, and you ended up in the emergency room at Maryview Medical Center. You want to find the best Hampton Roads area personal injury lawyer to help you with your auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver.
But how do you know if you found the best lawyer for the job? The answer is to find an attorney who treats you like you expect to be treated and shows that he or she has your best interests in mind.
There are a few important questions to ask yourself when searching for the right personal injury lawyer:
1. Did the attorney speak with you personally to get things started or did you only get to talk to an investigator or paralegal?
2. Did the attorney call you back promptly and seem to care enough take the time to thoroughly answer all your questions and concerns?
3. Did the lawyer seem able and willing to tell you what you really need to know about Virginia law, dealing with insurance companies, and handling property damage, medical bills, or lost wages?
Personal injury law is a customer service business. Yet, a lot of lawyers seem to forget that they are working for the client and not the other way around. The number one complaint about attorneys to the Virginia State Bar is failure to communicate, i.e. “He won’t return my phone calls” or “I don’t know what’s going on with my case.” Usually, you know very early on in the representation if the lawyer is going to provide you with the legal advice you need in a respectful way based on your unique circumstances.
You have the absolute right to an attorney of your choosing. If you don’t like the way you are being treated by an attorney on your accident case, go to someone else. Even if you have already signed up with a law firm that is not handling your case in the way you think best, you can still change attorneys and find someone you will be glad to work with and who satisfies your legal needs.
The Norfolk based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us (757) 455 -0077. For a free consultation with a specialized Hampton Roads, Virginia personal injury lawyer contact us through this website.