Driving through the city today on the way to work I saw a massive ad on the side of a bus for an attorney I have never heard of. And since all we do is handle medical malpractice and other serious injury or death cases for people (children, families, patients, workers) we pretty much know everyone. So it got me thinking - do people with serious, significant injuries get a lawyer from the side of a bus?
There's a better way. Do the research to get the best fit for you and your family.
It doesn't take long. All lawyers have a track record. You can find out pretty quickly:
- whether the lawyer is Board Certified (approximately 1% of lawyers go the extra step to become Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. It requires recommendations by judges, an all day exam and significant experience just to apply).
- whether they are a specialist in this type of case (or do they handle all kinds of cases?)
- whehter they have published books, guides, reports and other information about medical malpractice cases, resources or other topics that can help you.
There are a lot of questions to ask any attorney you're thinking of hiring of course. Don't hesitate to ask them. Remember, this isn't like buying a car, at least here, we're trying to build a relationship with people we can help.