A quick search on the internet will reveal a list of car wreck attorneys near you. But you need to know that these attorneys have varying levels of experience.
For example, at Morgan and Morgan, we have been in the business since 1988, when we opened our headquarters in Orlando, Florida. For over 35 years, we have been fighting for the rights of ordinary people injured due to someone else's negligence. Because we have been in the industry for over 35 years, you can count on our experience to fight for you or your loved one.
When you hire an attorney with proven experience in a particular area of law, in this case, car wrecks, you can rest assured that they know what they are doing. When you have a valid claim, the last thing you want is to hand it over to lawyers who will only use your case as an experiment.
There is nothing wrong with being inexperienced. In fact, every experienced attorney was inexperienced at some point in their career. But when it comes to personal injury cases, there is so much at stake.
The main reason for filing a claim or lawsuit is to seek compensation for your injuries. But when you hire an inexperienced attorney, they will likely not know what to do with your case. As a result, they will likely make costly mistakes.
Say, for example, that more than one party is responsible for your injuries. This is not usually so obvious—it takes an experienced attorney to break down the details of the case, review every fact, and identify the liable parties.
For instance, you may have a product liability claim on top of a wrongful death claim. It all depends on the specifics of the case. If the attorney fails to conduct a proper case evaluation, you could potentially lose thousands of dollars worth of compensation.
Inexperienced attorneys will also have a rough time dealing with insurance companies. In fact, insurance companies love dealing with such attorneys because they know they can easily manipulate them into accepting lowball offers. Remember that when you hire an inexperienced attorney to represent you, they will want to win the case to prove a point.
This is a good and bad thing at the same time. Of course, winning is better than losing. But when it comes to personal injury cases, you do not get many chances to win. So when you have a chance to win a settlement, you must ensure it represents the actual value of your case.
To put things into perspective, if an inexperienced attorney helps you win $100,000 as a settlement, that sounds like a decent amount. But what if we told you that your case was worth ten times more? What if we told you that your attorney missed a crucial detail that would have changed the trajectory of the case?
That is the difference between hiring an experienced and inexperienced attorney. And because it does not cost you anything to work with an experienced attorney—at least at Morgan and Morgan — you have nothing to lose but so much to gain. This is because we will not charge you anything unless we win the case.