How to Find the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys

October 31, 2016

It is no surprise that when you or a loved one are injured you want the best Cleveland personal injury attorneys representing you and your family in court.  Having the right lawyer in your time of need can help to maximize your recovery, minimize your stress, and improve your life in the aftermath of personal injuries both large and small.

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What Do the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys Have in Common?

Earlier this month, we discussed how personal injury victims should approach hiring a lawyer.  Today we want to dig a little deeper and discuss what you should be looking for when evaluating personal injury attorneys.  While every lawyer will have their own strengths and style, there are a few traits that exceptional lawyers have in common.

Trait #1: A Record of Success

One of the most important things that the best Cleveland personal injury attorneys will have is a demonstrated record of success.  A strong record of successfully representing personal injury clients is valuable for several reasons.  First and foremost, it indicates that an attorney knows how to competently represent personal injury clients.  It is a simple thing for an attorney to say that he or she will fight for you in court, but it is much more difficult to actually do so. 

A record of success also tells you about an attorney or firm’s level of experience.  A long record of success suggests years—or, in the case of Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA, decades—of experience.  When your ability to collect compensation for life-changing personal injuries is on the line, it is wise to retain counsel that has extensive experience representing clients in similar situations. 

While every case is different and past success does not guarantee a certain result in your case, the best lawyers will have a strong record of success. 

Trait #2: Commendations from Legal and Professional Organizations

There are numerous legal and professional organizations, both local and national, that recognize excellence among lawyers and law firms.  The truly exceptional personal injury attorneys are likely to receive recognition from these third party or peer-voted organizations.

As with any other field, lawyers who are “at the top of their game” typically receive special commendations or certifications.  For example, Lowe Scott Fisher’s James A. Lowe is one of the select few certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  Mr. Lowe has also been named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.  Similarly, Lowe Scott Fisher’s Mark L. Wakefield, Gregory S. Scott, and Ryan H. Fisher have been commended by the peer-voted publication Super Lawyers.

The importance of industry commendations should not be underestimated.  While any attorney may claim to be the right attorney for you, commendations and certifications are a way for prospective clients to know that the best attorneys have earned the trust of their peers and colleagues.  In that sense, commendations may be viewed as professional recommendations from those in the field.

Trait #3: Big Firm Resources, Small Firm Attention

Effective lawyers inspire confidence and hope in their clients.  Following a personal injury, victims deserve to know that their lawyer will not cut corners, will go the extra mile, and will give their case the attention it deserves.  In short, this means that the best Cleveland personal injury attorneys will have both the resources to fight for you from start to finish and the commitment to ensuring that your personal needs are being met.

In a personal injury case, resources are important.  The best personal injury law firms will have the means to ensure that experts are retained, records discovered, circumstances are investigated, and no stone is left unturned in building your case.

At the same time, attention to the needs of the client must be paramount.  Following a personal injury, you may need assistance dealing with insurers, healthcare providers, or employers.  You may have questions about the legal process, need guidance through depositions, or need advice regarding how to make ends meet.

The best lawyers know that adequate resources and personal attention are the right combination for representing clients.

Find the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys

The attorneys at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA are among the most experienced and decorated personal injury attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the nation.  If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury, please contact us now.

For more helpful information about why you may need a personal injury lawyer following a car accident, click the link below.

Why Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

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