May 6, 2024

How Can I Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

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While it may seem like a daunting task, you can find a good personal injury lawyer quickly, easily, and effectively if you go about it the right way. 

At Morgan & Morgan, we have served personal injury victims for over 35 years as the largest personal injury law firm in the nation. That means we have an army of over 1,000 attorneys with offices in every state—and we may have a lawyer near you that can help. 

Using our online resources while taking advantage of our free case evaluations, you could be paired with the right personal injury lawyer in a matter of moments.

Here’s the a few key factors to keep in mind during your lawyer search.


A reputation for winning.

The attorney's reputation gives you a rough idea of what to expect when you hire them to represent you. To get an idea of a lawyer’s credibility and experience, read the attorney's online reviews. If the reviews are mostly positive, chances are they'll be able to help you obtain the results you need and deserve. 

For instance, Morgan & Morgan has over 55,000 5-star reviews on Google alone. But our reputation also goes beyond online reviews. When personal injury victims hire us, it sends a message to the other side that they mean business. Big businesses and insurance companies know our name—and they know what we’re capable of.


Getting results.

Numbers don’t lie. You need an attorney or firm with proven results of winning similar cases. At Morgan & Morgan, we have helped our clients recover over $20 billion as compensation for various injuries since 1988.

You can also review over 800 online testimonials to learn about the results of specific cases.


Having the resources you need.

An attorney or injury firm with powerful legal resources won't have to worry about complex or costly legal processes. For this reason, they'll not settle for less than you deserve because they know what you're entitled to and that it's worth fighting for.

Remember, the other party will silently hope that you give up on the case because you don't have the power or network to pursue compensation. That's where the importance of powerful legal resources comes in.

Many large companies will prolong court cases to deplete the resources of the other party. This tactic never works on Morgan & Morgan—the country’s largest personal injury law firm. We have the size, resources, and team of professionals to handle bullies of any size. There is no case too large or small for Morgan & Morgan to take on all the way to victory.


When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?

You should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after sustaining injuries or damages due to an accident or incident caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. Here are some situations in which it's advisable to contact a personal injury lawyer.

Immediately After the Accident: If you've been involved in an accident, such as a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury, it's crucial to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you seek legal representation, the sooner your lawyer can begin gathering evidence, investigating the accident, and protecting your legal rights.

Serious Injuries: If you've sustained serious injuries that require medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, or long-term care, it's essential to contact a personal injury lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Medical Malpractice: If you believe you've been the victim of medical malpractice, such as a surgical error, misdiagnosis, or medication error, it's important to contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases. A lawyer can help you determine if you have a valid claim and guide you through the legal process.

Wrongful Death: If a loved one has died as a result of someone else's negligence or misconduct, you should contact a personal injury lawyer who handles wrongful death cases. A lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your loved one's death, including funeral expenses, lost income, and loss of companionship.

Insurance Disputes: If you're involved in a dispute with an insurance company over a personal injury claim, such as a denial of coverage or a low settlement offer, it's important to seek legal representation. A personal injury lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and advocate for your rights to fair compensation.

Statute of Limitations: Every state has a statute of limitations, which is the deadline for filing a personal injury claim after an accident or injury. It's crucial to contact a personal injury lawyer before the statute of limitations expires to ensure that your claim is filed on time and that your rights are protected.

Ultimately, contacting a personal injury lawyer early in the process can help you understand your legal rights, navigate the complexities of the legal system, and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Even if you're unsure whether you have a valid claim, contact Morgan & Morgan—for free—to discuss your options and determine the best course of action for your case.


What Damages Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me Recover?

A personal injury lawyer can help you recover various types of damages resulting from an accident or injury caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. These damages can encompass both economic and non-economic losses. 

Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for past and future medical bills related to your injuries, such as hospitalization, surgery, doctor's visits, medication, rehabilitation, therapy, medical equipment, and other healthcare services.

Lost Income: If your injuries prevent you from working or result in a reduction in your earning capacity, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and income. This can include compensation for missed workdays, reduced work hours, or the inability to return to work altogether.

Pain and Suffering: Personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for physical pain, discomfort, and emotional distress resulting from the accident and your injuries. This includes compensation for both past and future pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Property Damage: If your vehicle or other personal property was damaged in the accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for the repair or replacement of your property.

Loss of Consortium: If your injuries have affected your ability to maintain normal marital relations or companionship with your spouse, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium. This includes compensation for the loss of companionship, affection, and support provided by your spouse.

Punitive Damages: In cases involving particularly egregious conduct or reckless behavior on the part of the at-fault party, personal injury lawyers may pursue punitive damages. These damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

Other Damages: Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, personal injury lawyers can help you recover other types of damages, such as loss of future earning capacity, vocational rehabilitation, home modifications, transportation expenses, and any other economic or non-economic losses resulting from the accident and your injuries.

Morgan & Morgan’s personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to assess the full extent of your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. They can advocate for your rights, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, litigate your case in court to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.


How Much Will a Good Personal Injury Lawyer Cost Me?

In addition to dreading the presumably difficult task of hiring a lawyer, many personal injury victims also fear the expense of working with an attorney.

At Morgan & Morgan, however, the Fee Is Free™. You don’t pay anything unless we win your case, and even then, we only take a contingency fee out of your recovered compensation. You’ll never have to pay out of pocket.

Hiring a lawyer at Morgan & Morgan is easy, and you can start right now with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.