The effectiveness of a plaintiff’s personal injury firm generally depends on three things; The first is:
Reputation/Resources: In cases with very serious injuries, it is particularly important that your personal injury attorneys are well known and respected in the legal community and have sufficient resources to litigate your case through trial and appeal. Otherwise, large corporations and insurance companies will not take your case seriously. Look for a law firm that not only has trial verdicts but has the resources and expertise to handle cases through appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
There are a couple of organizations that rate lawyers based on peer review: Superlawyers and Best Lawyers in America. A designation as a Superlawyer means that you are among the top 5% of the attorneys in the State and designation as a Best Lawyer is an even more exclusive honor. Attorneys cannot pay to receive these designations, and they are extended by invitation only after an exhaustive peer review process.
These designations are by no means the only way to judge an attorney. However, for a serious injury case, particularly one involving amputation, you should look for attorneys who have achieved both designations as a sign that they are well known and respected in the legal community.
If you or someone you know has questions regarding a serious injury case, contact the Law Office of Conal Doyle at 1-310-385-0567 for a free consultation. Let them help you through the difficult legal waters.