Three places to start your search for a personal injury lawyer
There is no shortage of personal injury attorneys in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. You could literally spend days going through the phone book calling every law office from Mequon to Muskego. But no one has time for that. So here are three ways to narrow down the search:
Most families have had to hire a lawyer at one point or another, usually for assistance in preparing a will or trust. Although personal injury suits are not their specialty, such lawyers usually know who are the best personal injury attorneys in their area and can make a suggestion or two.
Ask around. Chances are someone you know has had to retain an attorney for a personal injury claim, or they know someone who has. If you get a recommendation, contact the attorney’s office and ask if they offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. If they do, make an appointment. It’s a great opportunity to get a sense of how the attorney would handle your case and how aggressive they are in representing clients in cases like yours.
The obvious place to start is the Internet. While there’s nothing wrong with Googling “Personal Injury Attorney Milwaukee,” the results you get back can be overwhelming. And, of course, looking at websites for different law firms doesn’t usually provide much insight into how these firms operate or how aggressive they are.
The trouble with hiring a firm based just on their website is they often don’t disclose they are what is known as a “sign and settle” law firm. These firms virtually never take a case to trial, preferring instead to work out a settlement with the opposing side. These settlements are usually for far less than the injury merits. The lawyers benefit by getting a case concluded quickly and taking their cut of the settlement money, but you end up on the short end of the stick.
So, be very cautious about hiring any law firm that spends more time boasting about how many settlements they’ve handled than about awards they’ve won. Settlements are out of court agreements. Awards are court-ordered damages paid to the injured party. Hire a law firm that is quick to settle, and you will literally settle for less.
The best personal injury law firm in Milwaukee is…
Quite simply, it’s the law firm that doesn’t back down from taking a case to court, the one that fights tooth and nail for the maximum amount possible, and the one that doesn’t charge you for their work until the case is resolved and you have received your compensation.
All of which perfectly describes Warshafasky Law Firm. And, yes, Warshafsky is one of those firms that offers a free initial consultation. Take advantage of it!
Our personal injury attorneys serve clients in and around:
- New Berlin
- Menomonee Falls
- West Bend
- Brown Deer
- Menomonee Falls
- South Milwaukee
- West Allis
- Whitefish Bay
Experienced Warshafsky personal injury lawyers help injured accident victims get the fair settlement they deserve. We fight for your best interests against big insurance companies including State Farm, GEICO, Allstate, American Family, Progressive, Acuity and West Bend.
Bonus tips for finding a personal injury lawyer
- Act fast. This is not about a high-pressure sales pitch - you DO want to have your information prepared as soon as possible. If your firm has a professional accident investigator, the sooner he takes your case the more information is often available.
- Be patient. If you feel like have medical creditors breathing down your neck and you're worried about your credit, find out what your attorney can do in relation to your lien holders. Part of the game is making sure the insurance company knows you are prepared to go the distance at trial.
- Get photos of your injuries - before they heal. Bruises and cuts are often great evidence as to the extent of your injuries.
- Go see the doctor for any medical attention you require. Trying to tough it out could just defer your medical costs until after your case is closed.
Injured? it is about the money®