Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

Choosing a personal injury attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make about your claim. Call Ventura accident lawyer Craig Murphy for a free one-on-one consultation.

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Here’s a common question that people always want to know: how do I find the best personal injury attorney for my Ventura County car crash and motor vehicle accident claim? The lawyer that you choose to represent you is going to be one of the most important factors in your injury case. The insurance companies know who does this on a regular basis. They know who will do a good job and who is ready, willing and able to go to trial. You don’t want an attorney who will just fold like a deck of cards and take whatever the insurance company offers them. You want the lawyer that is going to be looking out for your interests and protect you.
You want someone who handles personal injury cases and that’s it. You don’t want somebody that takes everything that walks through the door, and they only dabble in personal injury. Personal injury cases have become so complex and the insurance companies have attorneys that this is all they do, and you need someone who is going to be able to stand up to them and go head-to-head. You need someone that only does personal injury. You don’t want some lawyer who is just out of law school and is just learning on your case. You need someone who has years of experience and has a solid track record with the insurance companies, so that they know they are a serious and legitimate attorney.

When you have a significant personal injury case, you are going to be working as a team with your lawyer. This is an effort that’s going to take possibly years, and you are going to need to have a close, personal working relationship with this lawyer. You better have a lawyer who is responsive, someone that you know and trust and that you can deal with. This lawyer should be someone who will be ready and available to talk to you and answer your questions. If a lawyer from down in L.A. says, “Yeah, we’re going to come up to Ventura County. We’ll handle your case for you; no problem,” do you think you’re going to be their first priority or are they going to find somebody in their office and say, “You deal with this person up in Ventura.”?

You need someone who is here, who’s got boots on the ground, is personally interested in you, and is looking out for your interests. I’m here in Ventura. I’m here every day. If you have questions, you give me a call. I will talk to you. I will spend the time that is necessary to find out how this crash and your injuries have affected all aspects of your life. We will figure out what we need to do and put a game plan together, so that we can fully protect you.

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