Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

What Should You Look For When Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured, one of the most important things you need to do is choose a personal injury lawyer. One of the reasons we offer a free case evaluation is to give you an opportunity to meet our attorneys and compare our services with those of other law firms.

Here are some questions we think you should ask any law firm you are considering to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit:

  1. Who will handle my case? At many large firms, your case will be handled by a junior associate with very little experience – or may even be shipped out to another firm. At Hopkins & Forhan, we have no associates. Instead, we have two well-seasoned attorneys with over 70 years of combined experience. We handle all of our cases personally, from beginning to end.
  2. Do you have experience in handling my type of case? Experience is everything in a personal injury case. At Hopkins & Forhan, we have a track record of obtaining successful results, including multi-million dollar plus awards, for our injured clients.
  3. Do you understand medicine? Any personal injury lawyer has to understand the medicine involved in traumatic accidents, especially in hard-to-prove cases such as closed-head or soft tissue injuries. At Hopkins & Forhan, we know medicine. Through our medical malpractice practice, we have developed extensive contacts among doctors who are experts in treating accidental injuries.
  4. Do you understand insurance companies? In order to win a case against an insurance company, you have to understand insurance companies. At Hopkins & Forhan, both Steve Hopkins and Craig Forhan represented insurance companies early in their careers, so we understand how the other side thinks.