What to Look for in a Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney

Just like seeking out medical treatment with a great doctor, retaining a skilled and trusted personal injury attorney can be a challenge. The good news is that it does not have to be this way. If you know what characteristics you seek in a personal injury attorney, these preferences can help you better recognize a great one when you find him or her. Below are some tips on what to look for in a Las Vegas personal injury attorney.

Key Qualities

  • Good research skills: An attorney needs to formulate a great legal strategy, meaning that he or she must be skilled at legal research in order to come up with one. Make sure your attorney has the necessary skills to thoroughly research the law and precedent that applies to your case so that he or she can put together the best strategy for you.

  • Excellent writing skills: Although we live in an era of calls and texting, the pen and paper is critical in the legal field. Your attorney must communicate effectively in writing, so that you can get the best representation available to you.

  • Great analytical skills: This is critical in any attorney. This is because lawyers must thoroughly analyze large amounts of information - facts, evidence, circumstances, case law - and keep an eye on every detail.

  • The gift of gab: An attorney’s verbal skills can be just as important - or more, if arguing in court before a judge and/or jury - as other necessary qualities. Make sure the attorney who represents you puts his or her best face and voice forward when advocating on your behalf.

  • Well educated: While every licensed attorney must have graduated from law school - with few exceptions in certain states - and passed the bar exam, he or she should continue learning throughout his or her legal career. This makes a good attorney and helps your representation due to the changes in the law over time.

  • A creative mind: Believe it or not, a lawyer must be creative in order to find the best solution available to your legal issue. Sometimes attorneys need to think outside the box to get the desired results.

  • Grit and perseverance: Your typical attorney will have gone through undergraduate studies, a law degree, sat for and passed the bar exam, and then taken required continuing education classes to stay in the field. When working on your case, the attorney must have the perseverance to complete the work that is needed to win - or at least take the case to a final resolution.

  • Great judgment skills: Being able to come to the right conclusion or assumption from a limited amount of information is an essential lawyering skill. An attorney must anticipate the other side’s potential strengths and weaknesses in your case in order to get a good result.

Las Vegas Attorneys

If you or someone you know needs a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada, contact the experienced attorneys at Parry & Pfau today. Our attorneys will fight for the compensation to which you are entitled whether that means settling your case or going to trial.

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