When you suffer injuries caused by another person’s conduct, you naturally want to find the right lawyer to help you with your case. Chances are that you never needed an injury attorney before, so how can you find the best Virginia personal injury lawyer for your case? You can take a step-by-step approach to identify lawyers qualified to handle your case, then evaluate each one based on specific criteria that help you make a decision.
Many resources can help you identify lawyers who can handle your case. Start by asking friends, neighbors, and co-workers if they ever had a personal injury claim, what lawyer they used, and how they rate the lawyer.
Then you can use the readily available resources on the internet to search for personal injury attorneys near you. A law firm website should have detailed information about the lawyer(s), their practice, their successes, reviews from their clients, and other relevant information. Look for key details that relate specifically to the type of case you have.
At the Richmond personal injury firm of Renfro & Renfro, our website includes a wealth of information about our Virginia personal injury practice, our team, and our process. You can read what our clients say about us. We also provide answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury cases and a blog, where we regularly post about issues relating to injury cases.
Evaluate each lawyer’s experience.
The Virginia personal injury lawyer you ultimately choose should have substantial experience in the same type of case that you have. Some lawyers handle personal injury cases in addition to many other types of cases, so their attention and practice is spread over a wide area of legal concerns.
At Renfro & Renfro, our practice focuses exclusively on injury cases, including both personal injury and workers’ compensation. We don’t handle any other types of legal matters. That means we understand the complex details of all types of medical injuries, which is important in obtaining the full compensation a client deserves. It also means that we have an in-depth understanding of the Virginia laws that apply to personal injury cases and handle many different types of personal injury cases. Finally, our sole focus on helping injured clients enables us to devote all our attention to assisting with injury cases. We don’t get distracted from helping injured clients by other types of legal matters.
Our Virginia personal injury lawyers, Dan Renfro, Sarah Renfro, Katie McFadden Freeman, and Curtis Hazelton, know their way around the courtroom. They have the knowledge and skills to handle a personal injury case from start to finish, and do not hesitate to take a case to trial when necessary and appropriate. Some personal injury lawyers don’t take cases to trial, but rely solely on negotiating settlements. Having an attorney who is not afraid to take a case to court is a considerable advantage in a personal injury case.
Meet with the Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer on your short list.
When you narrow the candidates to a short list of two or three lawyers, meet with each one individually through an in-person consultation, phone conference, or virtual meeting. You need to make sure that you have a rapport with the lawyer, are comfortable talking with them, and feel confident in their ability to handle your case.
You should talk with the lawyer about their experience and also about how they work with clients. Make sure you will work personally with your lawyer, and that your lawyer will be available to talk with you when you have questions or concerns. Some attorneys turn personal injury cases over to someone who works for them, and the client has little contact with the attorney after the initial meeting. That does not happen at Renfro & Renfro.
Providing exceptional client service is a hallmark of our approach to handling injury cases. Your attorney works with you closely right away to determine what immediate actions need to be taken, and then vigorously pursues your case until a resolution is achieved. Your lawyer works hard to maximize your recovery, while you carry on with living your life. You are kept fully informed every step of the way.
Understand the lawyer’s rates and fee arrangements.
In your first meeting, the lawyer should explain how they charge for personal injury cases. If the attorney doesn’t volunteer that information, you need to ask. Be sure you understand the rates and fee arrangements before you make a final decision.
At Renfro & Renfro, your initial consultation and case evaluation are always free of charge. In that meeting, we will explain our rates and fees, including our contingent fee arrangement for personal injury cases, and answer all your questions about fees before we start work on your case.
Schedule a free consultation with a Richmond, Virginia personal injury attorney at Renfro & Renfro.
If you have a personal injury claim, we invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. We serve clients in the Greater Richmond Region, including in Petersburg and Dinwiddie, and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. To schedule a consultation, please use our online form or call (804) 601-4433.