New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Quality Trumps Convenience
Every New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer is aware that new clients are naturally inclined to find a local lawyer for the sake of convenience. This is why some lawyers have offices in more than one location. For example, I have offices in Mahwah, Hackensack, Hamilton, and Piscataway, with another to open in Belmar very soon.
That said, if you’ve been seriously injured in some kind of accident, or on account of medical malpractice, your search for a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer should begin and end with a search for quality, not convenience. If you can find someone who offers both, so much the better, but when in doubt, choose quality. Here’s why.
First of all, in today’s high tech world, you can count on one hand the number of times you’ll need to travel to your attorney’s office over the 6 to 36 month average life span of a typical New Jersey personal injury or medical malpractice case. In fact, it’s not unusual for a dedicated New Jersey personal injury lawyer to travel to his new client’s home for the first meeting, since that client is often seriously injured and unable to travel without aid.
In addition, experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers don’t lend much weight to convenience when choosing where to file their client’s cases. Instead, the location which offers a particular case its best chance for success (for lots of different reasons) should always be the one where the lawsuit is filed, no matter how far away it might be from a client’s home or a lawyer’s office. For example, I was recently retained by a Monmouth County resident who suffered a serious permanent injury due to medical malpractice at a Monmouth County hospital. But I filed the suit in Camden County, where the negligent doctor resides, because that is where my client is more likely to face a favorable jury, and where cases generally move more quickly on the Court’s calendar. How do I know this? Part experience, part consultation with other experienced colleagues who are fellow members of the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Most importantly, however, the success of your case depends on having a well-credentialed and experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer to handle it every step of the way. Is your lawyer Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney? Is he or she an active member of the New Jersey Association for Justice? Has your lawyer received high marks from Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most respected attorney rating institution in the nation? What is your lawyer’s rating on Avvo, the largest interactive attorney-client information exchange in the country?
These are the questions you should be asking in your search for qualified counsel. For more information, call New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Patrick X. Amoresano for a free consultation at (201) 704-2280.