Anyone who has been injured in an accident knows that it can be terrifying, confusing, and frustrating all at the same time. You have to deal with the other person’s insurance company, your own medical care, and bills, and you have no idea whether the situation will get better or worse. An experienced New Hampshire injury lawyer should be licensed, have experience in personal injury cases, and have a good record when it comes to winning cases. However, many people are tempted by low rates or promises of high rewards. The last thing you need to worry about when this happens to you is if you’re hiring the right lawyer to represent you in your case or if you’re even hiring someone who’s qualified to do so at all.
The Lawyer You Pick Matters
If you’re in need of legal help after a personal injury accident, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer who will be able to take care of your case. The general rule is that if you hire someone who isn’t licensed in New Hampshire, then your case may be more difficult to win because they won’t have access to all applicable New Hampshire laws and precedents.
Some Accident Victims Think They Don’t Need Lawyers
An accident victim’s mindset when hiring a personal injury attorney can be summed up as follows: It will cost too much money; I don’t need a lawyer; it takes too long, etc. But at some point, most injured people begin to realize that they made a mistake in trying to handle their case on their own.
Lawyers Don’t All Have the Same Qualities
You’ve been in a car accident and you need a lawyer. You call a random law firm and they set up an appointment for you to come in and meet with one of their attorneys. During your meeting, he tells you that he can win your case and get you a lot of money. He also says that he has done it many times before. Is he telling the truth? Probably not, because all lawyers are not created equal.
When you’re in need of legal representation, whether that means you’ve been injured or charged with a crime, it’s important to know exactly who you’re dealing with. Always make sure to hire a licensed attorney. It might seem like a small detail, but you never want to put your case into someone else’s hands without knowing their credentials.