Do You Really Need A Lawyer?
Maybe it is due to exaggerated portrayals on TV or in movies, but some people don’t trust lawyers, or they believe that lawyers are only out to make money. Free Legal Consultation. But while that cliché may play well on the big screen, the truth is that in real life, lawyers can provide you with outstanding service that can give you peace of mind, and secure your financial future after a life-changing event.
So the answer to the question is yes, you really do need a lawyer – but the key is to hire a law firm that is reputable with a proven track record of success in a number of different practice areas.
What Should You Look For In a Law Firm?
When you need to hire a law firm, there are some things you should look for before making a decision, including:
Must Work On a Contingency Fee Basis – you should avoid any firm that charges you an upfront fee or a retainer before taking on your case. Unless you are hiring a lawyer to defend you in a criminal case, all personal injury claims should be handled on a contingency fee basis, in which the lawyer doesn’t get paid until you receive a settlement or jury award.
Must Provide Free Legal Consultation – avoid any law firm that charges you for an initial consultation. Most qualified lawyers offer free initial consultations during which they can learn about your case, your concerns, and the challenges of achieving a positive outcome.
Must Provide Evidence of Past Success – ask all prospective law firms to provide you with evidence of their track record of success handling your type of case. This is usually in the form of documentation that shows past settlement amounts and jury awards. Remember that experience is important, but a law firm that’s been in business for a long time without achieving any victories is one you should avoid.
Must Provide References – there is no better way to gauge how a law firm will handle your case than to go and speak to several past clients so you can ask them specific questions about how the law firm dealt with their case.
Must Provide An Action Plan – during that initial consultation or soon after, your law firm should present you with a specific action plan or strategy as to how it plans to handle your case. This is especially important in complex claims that require witness interviews, depositions, and an investigation.
What Makes Our Firm Different
For more than 30 years, David K. Wilson has been practicing law in a way that sets him apart from many other firms. Instead of allowing his firm to grow bigger and more unmanageable, Mr. Wilson has kept his firm small, so that he can provide personalized service to each client.
Mr. Wilson does not believe that it takes a big firm to win big cases, and he has proven that time and again. His track record in winning settlements and jury trials speaks for itself, and his commitment to providing a voice for plaintiffs who take on big business is unwavering.
Whether you need a lawyer because you have been injured in an auto accident, or you need to file a consumer protection claim against an unscrupulous company that falsely advertised a product, David K. Wilson & Associates can get you the big results you deserve. Call us today at (903) 870-9050 to discuss your situation and see how we can help.