When in a situation that requires legal help, it is all about the niche or specialty. Going to a “friend” who just happens to be a lawyer may seem like a good idea, but not if their specialty is outside the scope or experience of the need that you’re facing. The accident that you’ve just been involved in will stretch the very limits of an attorney who specialized in real estate law or one that is dealing with trusts and wills all day.
Wisdom would dictate that you find someone who is experienced, knowledgeable and up to date about accidents and insurance companies and how they handle claims for damage and injuries.
Personal injury lawyers often get a bad rap because of the aggressive advertising of some of their colleagues, but they still offer a valuable legal service for victims of accidents on the highway or in the workplace. A personal injury lawyer brings several distinct advantages to the table.
First, they are specialists in the whole accident/injury field. They stay current on how to deal with insurance companies that try to minimize claims. Secondly, they are advocates for those, who otherwise wouldn’t even be able to afford a lawyer. Finally, they become champions for those who would be marginalized by the large corporate lawyers. A good personal injury lawyer will fight for the “little man” who would otherwise be forgotten. It really is all about the NICHE.