The thrill and freedom of riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) has a dangerous flipside. Accidents involving these offroad warriors aren’t uncommon, and victims can suffer catastrophic injuries with long-lasting consequences.
If you were hurt in a crash, you may be thinking of hiring an attorney to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, repair costs, and other losses. However, with so many law firms in the area, how can you be sure that you’re hiring the right person for the job? In this article, we explore a few qualities you should look for in your search for representation.
1. Relevant Experience
Personal injury is a vast area of the law encompassing everything from dog bites to slip and falls to ATV accidents. As such, while a lawyer may have a distinguished track record handling one type of claim, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll have the knowledge and resources needed to help you win yours.
With this in mind, you should look for someone who has at least overseen—and won—ATV accidents in the past. Someone with this background is far more likely to have an in-depth understanding of the laws, statutes, and proceedings that might play a role in your case. At HMG, we have a track record of winning significant ATV accident cases.
Some attorneys will promise open communication only to leave your texts unread, calls unanswered, and emails unopened. The result? You’ll be left guessing from the first day until the final verdict. To make sure an attorney is accessible, you should ask them for their direct line. If they’re hesitant to share these contact details, this may be a sign to look for representation elsewhere.
Whether it’s discussing their fee structure or weighing the strengths and weaknesses of your case, you will want an attorney who will be open and honest. A lawyer who glosses over potential weak links in your claim will leave you unprepared for the moment that issues arise. While it can be difficult to determine whether an attorney practices with integrity or not, asking them about whether you’ll face any disputes can help give you further insight. A dishonest attorney, for example, might gloss over potential pitfalls in the hopes of securing your business.
It doesn’t matter how many claims an attorney has handled if they don’t regularly achieve the desired results for their clients. At HMG, we have more than 35 years of successfully resolving cases for those injured.
Request a Free Case Review with a Texas ATV Accident Attorney
Are you searching for an attorney to help you with your ATV accident claim? At Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP, our legal team has a track record of success handling a wide variety of automotive accident claims. Our award-winning trial attorneys offer personalized representation, taking time to give each case the attention it deserves. To request a free case review with one of our ATV accident attorneys, dial 1-800-334-3298 or send us a message using our contact page HERE.