What Should You Look for in an Auto Accident Attorney?
Though automobile accidents are incredibly common, this does not mean that automobile accidents are simple matters, or that the legal issues can be handled by any attorney. Attorneys have to be well-versed in the laws specific to automobile accidents, including the type of accident, the kinds of vehicles involved, whether the accident was alcohol-related, while also knowing the laws specific to the place the accident occurred. So why call an attorney, and what exactly should you look for in finding an automobile accident attorney in Texas?
There are a number of unique factors that Texas accident and personal injury attorneys have to familiar with. The first is comparative versus contributory negligence. This is perhaps the most important legal aspect of automobile accident claims, particularly Texas' 51% bar rule and its application to the Texas standard of proportional comparative negligence. The attorneys at Polewski & Associates are well-versed in the legal nuances of these Texas standards.
Another tricky of aspect of Texas law as it applies to automobile accidents is the varying length of the statute of limitations. Many people assume statutes of limitations are uniform or longer than they actually are. Finding attorneys familiar with the varying statutes of limitations is very important in dealing with automobile accidents.
So how can you know if your attorney is not just familiar with these aspects of Texas law, but expertly trained to argue in your favor? There are a few ways of telling the average attorney from the experienced expert. The first is whether or not the attorney is board certified to specialize in personal injury cases. Only 3% of Texas attorneys are board certified to handle personal injury cases, and you can be sure that your attorney at Polewski & Associates will be board certified.
Another thing you should look for is positive peer review. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Process provides a way for other attorneys, judges, and those within the field of law to review their peers and provide information about a lawyer's performance and ethical standards. Your attorney at Polewski & Associates will have very high ratings according to the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
Finally, your attorney should be not only be experienced, but have experienced success. Polewski & Associates has 25 years of experience in personal injury cases, and in those 25 years has won multiple verdicts of over one million dollars, allowing access to the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Polewski & Associates has won hundreds of cases and secured millions of dollars for its clients, and can put that success to work for you.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, and you are looking for the best personal injury attorneys in Texas, please set up a consultation by contacting the auto accident attorneys at Polewski & Associates.