How Do You Know Your Lawyer Is Right For Your Case?

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How Can I Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for My Case and My Family?

Just because you’ve never had to hire a lawyer before doesn’t mean that you should go into the search for an attorney blind. You have the power to choose the best attorney. Here is a list of tips to help you when you’re looking for a qualified personal injury attorney in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.

  • Research attorneys. Read what they have written. Order any publication they have. You can google “personal injury attorneys in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.” Don’t forget to read their reviews – customer service makes a big difference.
  • Get a referral from an attorney that you know. He or she will probably know someone who specializes in accident cases.
  • Interview several attorneys. You’ll get a sense of pretty quickly who is genuine and who has the experience, skills, and resources to help, and who is running a “settlement mill” with hundreds of cases going and paralegals doing all the actual work. We even have a worksheet we can send you that you can use as a checklist when you interview lawyers. Just call us at 202-393-3320 or email info@dkllp.com and we will send it to you right away.
  • Read what other clients have said about the attorney and law firm.

Here are 3 Things You Should Look Out for as Red Flags When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Run away from an attorney who cold calls you or solicits you. Fast.
  • Be aware of any attorney who has a stable of doctors he wants to refer you to. It’s OK to get a referral to a specialist health care provider but run from any attorney who has a stack of doctor or chiropractor cards in his office.
  • Watch out for TV Lawyers – they have a lot of name recognition but you will quickly discover that doesn’t translate into good customer service. The judges in the area know who the TV Lawyers are in the area, and they don’t respect them.

Contact Our Experienced Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers Today for More Information.

For a more detailed list and more information on accident cases in the D.C. area and finding the best attorney in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia for you and your family, request a copy of our FREE book: The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases In The DC Metro Area. You can get your free, no-obligation copy to read in the privacy of your own home by either sending us an email or giving us a call at info@dkllp.com and (202) 393-3320. And we can set you up with free educational materials that will help you make the best decision for you and your case.

Ready to Make a Decision Now?

Give us a call right now at 202-393-3320 and you will speak to a real person who can get you the help you need now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will review your information and get back to you quickly!

How Do You Find The Best Lawyer For Your Injury Case?

There is no doubt that there are many, many lawyers to choose from in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and many say they specialize in injury or accident cases.

Some of those lawyers have big, fancy billboards, their names on the side of a bus, or star in their own TV commercials. But you have to ask yourself this simple question:

Is This The Best Law Firm In The D.C. Area To Help Me With All Of The Problems Caused By My Serious Injury?

Lots of big law firms advertise they handle 27 types of cases. But that doesn’t mean they are good at 27 different things – who is? Just because they advertise for medical malpractice, personal injury, or workers’ compensation doesn’t mean that they are right for you. In fact, lots of times these law firms will give you first-year and second-year associates (fresh out of law school), who has a mountain of other work to do ( a ton of other cases, research memos for partners, business networking, attending lower-level meetings, and so on) and they don’t have the time or the experience to handle your case well.

When it comes to medical malpractice, you really have to do your homework to find the right lawyer, otherwise, you can waste valuable time with an inexperienced lawyer who will not be able to move forward with your case. This area is complicated, time-consuming, and costly – that’s why we take only medical malpractice cases with catastrophic injuries – we don’t want to put you through years of litigation that won’t help you and your family (and we tell you that upfront).

Personal injury is yet another field of law that can fall prey to this advertising mill mentality. Some law firms will take personal injury cases and “run them through the mill,” which means that they will handle the casework as though it is paint-by-numbers and do whatever they need to in order to settle quickly and make quick money. Otherwise, it doesn’t make sense for them to take the small cases that they do because they can’t possibly give all of the cases the personal attention that they deserve and make money at the same time.

We get calls from folks who have been “accepted” by a “mill firm” and they haven’t heard from their attorney in six months or EVER. And sometimes, even though they have a good case, we can’t represent them because the case has already been screwed up by their other attorney.

So, You May Be Asking, “What’s Different About Donahoe Kearney?” Well, We’ll Tell You.

Attorneys Frank Kearney and Keith Donahoe are specialists. At Donaohe Kearney, all we do is represent people with serious injuries who need to be compensated in order to fairly adjust their lifestyle and pay for things like not being able to feed your family because you can no longer work, modifying your home to accommodate your injuries, and getting the future medical care you need.

Reach Out To Our Experienced Injury Lawyers Today!

And we don’t take every case that comes our way. If we did, we would never be able to give the time and attention to each case, warranted by the needs of the client and the case. We will work tirelessly to make sure that you are made as whole as possible after a serious injury — just ask any of our past clients.

And if you think we may be the right lawyers for you, call us at (202) 393-3320 to get started working with us.

by Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law

Experienced DC Workers’ Comp, Long Term Disability & Accident Lawyer,

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    Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were excellent attorneys. They were very caring toward my son and myself. They always explained everything in detail and kept in touch with us, updating us about the case. Whenever we would call or needed a question answered, Mr. Kearney or his assistant was always there to help. My son and I are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the case. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were the best and I would highly recommend them to other people.

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    Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were excellent attorneys. They were very caring toward my son and myself. They always explained everything in detail and kept in touch with us, updating us about the case. Whenever we would call or needed a question answered, Mr. Kearney or his assistant was always there to help. My son and I are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the case. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were the best and I would highly recommend them to other people.

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    After A Successful Settlement, a Severely Injured Young Man Now Has the Resources to Live Independently

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    July 26, 2022

    Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were excellent attorneys. They were very caring toward my son and myself. They always explained everything in detail and kept in touch with us, updating us about the case. Whenever we would call or needed a question answered, Mr. Kearney or his assistant was always there to help. My son and I are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the case. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were the best and I would highly recommend them to other people.

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