Clients Need Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers: Top 6
Becoming a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer is a mark of excellence for a Personal Injury lawyer. Patients would never trust a doctor who lacks Board Certification with their care. The same goes for legal representation. The problem is, many people aren’t aware that lawyers can even be Board Certified. This lack of publicly available knowledge is unfathomable to the country’s top lawyers. This very important distinction is what separates “paper pushers” from the true “case winners”. Lack of a Board Certification distinction can be what’s standing between clients and the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.
Top 6 reasons clients need Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers
Within this Shaked Law Firm article we’ll explain the Top 6 reasons accident victims should only retain advice from Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers. This article will cover all the reasons the best thing to do after sustaining serious injuries in any accident is to schedule a Personal Injury law firm consultation.
As always, this article, and all of our other Shaked Law Firm publications, intend to assist in potential clients seeking top Personal Injury legal representation. Without Board Certified lawyers on their side, clients fighting the insurance company will cannot win their case.
#1: Insurance companies purposely take advantage of victims trying to fight their own claims
First of all, when it comes to fighting the insurance company, it’s a losing battle if victims choose to do so without Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers. Insurance companies are not in the business of treating accident victims fairly. If the victim resorts to dealing with the insurance company alone, there is a high chance that they will receive justice, and little to no compensation.
In previous articles, we consistently discuss the practice known as Deny, Delay, Don’t Pay. It’s a practice that scares off victims from seeking compensation. This tactic is in play as soon as the insurance company finds out the victim’s lawyer is a “paper pusher”. Trust us, the insurance companies know a “paper pusher” or “adjuster” when they see one.
What is a “paper pusher” lawyer?
This is not a good thing. A “paper pusher” is what we refer to on the Law Resource as a lawyer that takes as many claims as possible just to bolster their “results” when in fact, these “results” are merely obtaining any small amount of compensation on behalf of their clients (the dollar amount doesn’t matter to them, and this is yet another red flag to find another firm. For injured clients, money does matter. It’s what restores quality of life medically and mentally).
#2: Accident victims should never navigate the Florida legal system without legal representation
The second reason an accident victim should never attempt to fight alone after becoming injured by the recklessness or negligence of another is a simple one: Florida’s legal system is complex. Thus, understanding statutes, laws, and what cases can go to trial is extremely difficult for those without a law degree. A Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer has consistently upheld a high level of successful results in all of these areas when it comes to his or her clients; Board Certified lawyers tend to have more knowledge than that of their Personal Injury peers.
Furthermore, only a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer will be able to go up against an insurance company’s team of lawyers. Whether it’s preparing a client for mediation or going all the way to trial, the lawyer knows the due process. Each Personal Injury claim is different. Having experience with different accidents and outcomes is the first step to maximum compensation. Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers can provide appropriate legal advice on a case by case basis.
#3: Only Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers deal with the sheer volume of paperwork…the right way!
This next one may not be as obvious as our previous reasons to seek a Board Certified lawyer after an accident. However, it’s worth mentioning. Not only is the legal system complex, it’s almost entirely confusing paperwork. Trying to sort through the sheer volume of legal documents that require very specific information (“the book of the client’s life”) alone time consuming. Insurance companies will use the amount of paperwork as another way to take advantage of the victim. Insurance companies want the victim to give up. Board Certified lawyers take the reigns on the paperwork and the insurance companies don’t stand a chance when it comes to their intimidation practices.
#4: Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers are unique for a reason
Board Certification is a process that begins with young lawyers striving to achieve more than getting clients out the door with a check. Young lawyers must stay hungry through the early years of their career so that they may hold the honor of Board Certification when they finally attain the title of Senior Lawyer within a firm in which they’ve become partner, or within a firm of their own.
Only 1% of lawyers reach this milestone and become Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers. This highly sought after but rarely realized achievement puts Board Certified lawyers above and beyond their non-Board Certified peers by leaps and bounds. Attaining double certification is less common, as less than 1% of lawyers can claim this crowning jewel of success. Double board certification means not only is the lawyer Board Certified within the state they practice, but nationally.
#5: Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers have the most experience
Compared to their peers, a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer upholds a higher standard of morals, ethical behavior, and trustworthiness. Their success is based on client satisfaction, not the number of clients the lawyer was able to see in a month. Board Certified lawyers obtain multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of their clients because they see cases through to the end successfully.
Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers are the ones with experience. They frequently utilize Demonstrative Aids, call in expert witnesses, preserve evidence (this is Spoliation of Evidence) and file time sensitive motions. Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers are compassionate, ethical, and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
#6: Contingency in Personal Injury isn’t special, it’s a widely acceptable practice
Personal Injury lawyers work on contingency. That means, the lawyer never makes a dime unless the client recovers compensation. Lawyers who advertise “no fee up front” or “free legal representation” are not being honest with accident victims. The field of Personal Injury has a widely accepted stance on contingency. Thus, due to its acceptable ethics, there is no need to advertise it.
Furthermore, “I’m going to sue you!” is a misnomer. Its connotation is that of lawyers on television commercials advertising firms and promising large settlements. Not every case will settle for millions.
Lawyers with experience will be up front about this. The best thing a Personal Injury lawyer can do is recover maximum compensation allowable by law. Lawyers who make false promises are a red flag to find another firm! Lawyers should never promise a client a specific amount of money. A lawyer who tries hundreds or thousands of cases to verdict successfully won’t make false promises. Results speak for themselves.
Experience speaks for itself
In conclusion, it’s lack of experience, false promises and dishonesty that can kill a case. Victims who get stuck with a “paper pusher” will often recover the least amount of money. And that’s money in their pocket to better their quality of life! Sadly, clients often do not have the resources to seek out a better accident lawyer.
However, we’ve established our “Top 6”, and hope it can be a helpful resource for those who need Personal Injury answers. Using this article for reference, those who sustain injuries in accidents can better inform themselves of why they must place themselves in the hands of only Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers.