Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Watch this video to learn what to look for when choosing a motorcycle accident attorney in Florida. Call our office to schedule a free consultation.
How do I choose the best attorney for my motorcycle accident claim?
I was speaking with someone who was catastrophically injured in a motorcycle accident in St. Petersburg, Florida. The family was most concerned about how to know if they were hiring the best motorcycle accident attorney for their family member. There are a number of things that are important in determining if you have a good, qualified motorcycle accident attorney. The first one is if this attorney handles only motorcycle accidents and personal injury claims. Certainly, it doesn’t make sense to go to a general practitioner such as someone who handles real estate, foreclosures, or bankruptcies when this is an important and serious injury claim. You need to make sure that the attorney that you hire handles only personal injury claims and has significant experience with serious motorcycle accident injuries.
One way to check whether the attorney is qualified in this field is to look with the Florida Bar and see if the attorney is board certified in civil trial law. That requirement to become certified is based on the attorney going to trial on a regular basis, getting the approval of judges and other attorneys about their qualifications and expertise. It allows them to tell people that they are a specialist in civil trial law, which is what a motorcycle accident involves.
If the attorney that you’re speaking with does not go to trial on a regular basis, you are not hiring someone who’s going to be able to handle your case as well as someone who does. All of the insurance companies know who the attorneys are who go to trial and if you hire an attorney who goes to trial on a regular basis, you’re going to have a case that is handled more appropriately. The insurance company is going to take it much more seriously. The defense lawyer is going to be much more concerned about that attorney, and your likelihood of having a good settlement or an excellent trial result is much better.
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