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Alabama Accident & Injury AttorneysAnother driver crashed into you. You are hurt and need help. Maybe you tried to deal with the adjuster yourself but have become frustrated! Maybe the adjuster made promises but now won’t return your phone calls. Should you consult a car accident attorney? I’ve written about that issue previously. If your injuries are minor (nothing beyond the ER) and the other driver is clearly at-fault, you can often settle those claims without a lawyer and save yourself money. The billboard and television lawyers begging for you to call will never tell you that. But, then again, those lawyers leave many clients with nothing in the end. If your injuries are significant (more than just a visit to the emergency room) or liability is disputed, a good lawyer can often make a big difference.

I’ve written several articles on this blog providing tips to help you in choosing the right Alabama personal injury attorney for your case. I won’t rehash all of them in this post. If you want some tips, search my archives.

If you suffered serious injuries, a good car accident attorney may be able to significantly increase the value of your case. If you required treatment beyond the emergency room, missed time at work or suffered a lingering injury, you should definitely talk with a skilled attorney. By skilled, I mean a lawyer who regularly prepares these cases for trial — Not the attorneys you see on billboards or the attorneys who handle everything.

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Huntsville Personal Injury Lawyers - Blackwell Law FirmIn May 2017, I wrote an article that asked — Who Writes For Your Injury Lawyer? It’s an important question. It’s a question of authenticity and trust.

After all, you are hiring a person who will soon know your most personal information. Medical information. Financial details. Family issues. Criminal background. Your lawyer will know your background. You are trusting a person with your information. That begs the question — If a lawyer cannot even honestly write for himself, how can you trust him or her with your personal details?

Based on what passes for lawyer advertising and lawyer website content, I must be in the minority. For many advertising lawyers the formula is simple — Pay a marketer to generate content. Write check. Smile for photos when requested. Repeat some catch phrase like “we got this” or “call me.” This lack of authenticity is precisely why lawyers do not build trust in their community.

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With the recent verdicts in California and New Jersey against manufacturers of defective transvaginal mesh products, the flood of lawyer advertisements will begin. Many women have suffered severe personal injury and disability from these products. They have questions. They need good legal help.

Alabama is fortunate to have a number of attorneys who are very skilled in handling defective product claims. The same is true for other states as well. How do you tell the good lawyers from the bad? How do you tell which ones will actually represent you as a person and not as a number? How do you tell which ones actually know how to prepare a case for trial? Any lawyer can scream call me from a slick website, billboard or television screen.

In the last week since the latest mesh verdict, I have received several mass emails from lawyers claiming they are “national law firms” and seeking these cases. One attorney from another state even called me. What were his credentials? I looked him up. What did I find? A solo attorney with a new law degree and a brand new firm. This marketer with a law degree did have experience creating websites prior to law school. Was he really going to handle complicated defective product claims across the Untied States? Do you think he understood the specifics of Alabama law and how if differs from other states? Do you think he had ever tried a case or even examined an expert witness? I’ve worked with doctors, prepared experts and deposed witnesses to build these cases. I suspect this marketers intentions were different – sign the case just for referral.

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