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    What Qualities To Look For In A Queensland Personal Injury Lawyer?

    What Qualities To Look For In A Queensland Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Your personal injury claim is something that is incredibly important to you, so it is important that your lawyer is the right person to have on your side. To be sure you have selected a lawyer that is reputable and reliable, we recommend looking for the following qualities when you make the search for a Brisbane personal injury lawyer:

    1. Experience in Personal Injury Cases

    Look for a lawyer or law firm with a proven track record of handling personal injury cases in Queensland. Experience in similar cases increases the likelihood of a successful outcome and demonstrates the lawyer’s expertise in navigating the complexities of personal injury law.

    2. Personal Injury Specialists

    Like doctors, there are lawyers who run a general practice and others who specialise in one area. As personal injury laws and procedures are complex, it is recommended that you search for a lawyer who is a specialist in personal injury law. They will be the most qualified to help you, protect your interests by advising and acting on important time frames, knowing what evidence to gather and knowing how to best strategically work with the negligent parties and their representatives.

    3. Transparent Fee Structure

    Ensure that the lawyer provides a clear and transparent explanation of the ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. Discuss any potential ancillary costs or disbursements that may arise during the legal process. A trustworthy lawyer will be open about all potential expenses.

    4. Communication and Accessibility

    You will need to work with the lawyer for a significant amount of time and it is a matter that is incredibly important to you, so we recommend that you work with someone you have a good rapport with. Knowing if you have good rapport would mean that you feel like you can ask questions, that the lawyer is listening to you, you feel heard, the lawyer has taken an interest in you and can give you advice, even advice that you might not want to hear. Use the initial appointment to establish how good the lawyer is at communicating and their communication style.

    5. Client Testimonials and Reviews

    Research the lawyer or law firm online to find client testimonials and reviews. Feedback from previous clients can provide valuable insights into the lawyer’s professionalism, communication style, and success rate. Look for patterns in reviews to gauge the overall satisfaction of past clients.

    6. Success Rate and Case Outcomes

    Enquire about the lawyer’s success rate in personal injury cases and their experience handling cases similar to yours. While past outcomes do not guarantee future results, a lawyer with a history of successful case resolutions is likely to be more adept at advocating for your interests.

    7. Professional Network and Resources

    A personal injury lawyer or law firm often has a robust professional network and access to resources that can strengthen your case. Enquire about their connections with medical professionals, expert witnesses, and other resources that may be instrumental in building a strong case.

    8. Trust Your Instincts

    Ultimately, trust your instincts when selecting a personal injury lawyer. Choose someone you feel comfortable working with, who listens to you and you feel able to ask questions. You want someone who instills confidence in their ability to handle your case effectively. A strong lawyer-client relationship is crucial for a successful legal outcome.

    By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when choosing a personal injury lawyer in Queensland. Taking the time to find the right legal representation increases the likelihood of a favourable outcome in your personal injury case.

     

    Further information on personal injury claims in Queensland

    https://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Find-legal-information/Personal-rights-and-safety/Health-and-medical/Personal-injury

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    Kathryn MacDonell

    Kathryn MacDonell

    Chief Executive Officer