If you have been hurt in an accident, whether a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, or an accident caused by a dangerous product, you should work with a practice focused on personal injury law. Although lawyers are not certified specialists in the same way that doctors are, it does not mean that all lawyers are equal in handling certain types of cases.
In hiring an attorney for your accident, you are seeking justice for a wrong that has been done to you. Whether the wrong is the result of negligence or deliberate misconduct, you deserve compensation, and you should work with a lawyer that can increase your chances of receiving it. All lawyers are trained in the basics of law and know the framework of major types of law, but a lawyer that has devoted his efforts to a particular kind of law comes to know many things that can be helpful in your case.
First, a lawyer focused on personal injury law knows more detail relevant to your case. A lawyer that has handled a case similar to yours in the past has seen what can work and what won’t, and may be more able to draw on an obscure point of law when it becomes necessary. This will increase your chances of a successful lawsuit. Second, a lawyer who has been practicing in a particular area knows the courts and judges that handle your type of case. This can be particularly important in Ohio, where judges have the discretion to reduce jury settlements. Finally, if a lawyer knows more about the law from the beginning, he will be able to pursue the case with less time spent researching or otherwise investigating background. This means the fees are likely to be less, which means you will take home more of your award.
For all these reasons, it pays to work with a lawyer focused on personal injury law. In Columbus, Ohio, Robert W. Kerpsack, L.P.A. is dedicated to representing the rights of the injured. Please contact us today to learn more about the firm and schedule a free consultation.