If you are seeking the services of a lawyer, it may be confusing when you see lawyers who call themselves accident lawyers or injury lawyers, and you may wonder how they differentiate between the two. In my opinion, there really is no difference and although lawyers may state they specialize in specific areas, what really counts is their experience. You need to ask how many injury cases they have tried to a jury; or if they claim they are an accident lawyer, then exactly how many cases have they investigated, filed and resolved, either by mitigation, settlement or winning a case in a trial. If they tell you that you will be their first one – run!

For example, if you were in need of a doctor to perform a procedure, you would definitely want to know if they are experienced with that procedure, and it’s no different with lawyers, because your lawyer needs to be experienced with your specific type of case. In the state of West Virginia, a lawyer cannot call himself a specialist; they can tell you their level of experience and the types of cases they have filed, discovered and tried, but they cannot tell you they specialize in any specific area.

In fact, the insurance company or corporation who is involved in your case will also want to know the same information you are seeking, that being your lawyer’s amount of expertise. That level of experience can greatly impact how they evaluate and handle your case, and will definitely affect how much money they are willing to put towards settlement of your case if they decide not to try it before a jury.

If you would like more information on locating an experienced attorney for your specific case, you can click on the Contact Us tab towards the top of the page or you can call us at 855-344-9100.