When an individual has been hurt in an accident that led to catastrophic injuries, it is imperative for the victim to seek legal guidance from an experienced attorney. There is a great deal at stake for the victim and his or her family, so choosing a well-versed lawyer is key, especially if the injury was incurred during a maritime-related event. The maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. have significant experience handling catastrophic personal injury cases, whether the injuries occurred at sea or on land.
About the Selection Process
All too often, injured individuals rely on the Internet to locate a lawyer. It is important for victims to keep in mind, though, that not all lawyers are equal with respect to their skill set and/or knowledge of the particular area of law relevant to the case. There are a number of pertinent questions that victims should ask themselves and their prospective lawyers.
A primary question an injured accident victim will want to ask a potential lawyer is whether or not the lawyer handles cases similar to their own. Just because an attorney practices in the state does not mean that he or she handles all types of cases. For example, lawyers who solely handle wills and estate issues will not be the best choice to handle catastrophic personal injury cases.
Additionally, if the injury occurred due to a maritime-related event, you will be much better off choosing someone who has significant experience with maritime law. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in the intricacies of maritime law and its connection with personal injury law, as opposed to attorneys who only handle land-based personal injury claims.
Another question that a victim may want to ask of a potential attorney is whether or not he or she litigates. Believe it or not, some personal injury lawyers only handle cases up to a point that will generate a settlement and nothing more. If you choose such an attorney, and your case ultimately needs to go to trial, you or the attorney you hired, have to select yet another attorney, a trial attorney, who would be willing to handle the litigation.
While it is true that some cases will end with settlement negotiations, at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., we prepare each and every case as though it is going to trial. If litigation turns out to be the best course of action for you, it is important to have a skilled trial lawyer by your side.
We Prepare Your Case for Trial
From the beginning, our attorneys will prepare your case as though it will go to trial. Preparing in that manner will help to ensure that the case will be in a much stronger position to negotiate the highest possible settlement offer. Should a trial be necessary, the case will not need to be passed on to a different legal professional. The importance of properly evaluating and selecting a qualified attorney cannot be stressed enough. Accident victims should always take the time to meet with a potential attorney in person so that a proper evaluation can be performed.
If you or someone you love is in need of a catastrophic personal injury lawyer, contact the legal team at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. for a free consultation.