Depending on the seriousness of your car accident injuries and the complexity of the case, you may want the services of a car accident lawyers with a national reputation.
Most car accidents can be handled by local car accident lawyers since the issues are relatively simple, liability may be easy to prove, and the injuries are obvious and not serious. Local attorneys have the advantage of knowing the local community, the courts and judges, and the insurance adjusters and attorneys involved.
More serious and complex cases may require the special financial resources and legal acumen of nationally known car accident attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary skill and knowledge in successfully prosecuting injury cases against large corporations or municipalities. These cases generally involve issues such as trucking company obligations and adherence to state and federal standards, or a defective product that may have caused or contributed to a car accident or injury.
Other cases may involve defective road design or maintenance. These will require experts to prove liability and may entail years of litigation and considerable funds to find and depose witnesses, search through reams of documents, and present a triable case easy enough for any jury to understand.
You can find these attorneys in Jury Verdicts, a publication that summarizes injury trials in any jurisdiction, and lists the parties, experts, and attorneys who tried cases with facts similar to your own. Do your due diligence be examining the attorneys’ credentials and memberships in national trial lawyer and personal injury lawyer associations. Your own state will have similar associations. You can get more information from their own office web sites.
If your case has substantial damages and the potential for a large verdict, an attorney will often agree to take your case and can be admitted on a temporary basis in your state to try your particular case, if needed.
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