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Mistakes Clients Make When Choosing a Charles County Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right Maryland personal injury attorney is a highly personal process, but you can help narrow down the choice for the right attorney for your case by doing some research and being prepared. Otherwise, you may find out that you could have had a more positive experience and a better outcome had you opted to go with a different attorney. Here is a look at some of the mistakes people make when choosing a personal injury attorney.

Contacting the Biggest, High-Volume Firm

You might assume that bigger is better in this situation, but that is not always the case at all. Doing a search for the ‘best Charles County personal injury attorney near me’ might only show you the ones who spend the most in advertising, but they may not spend as much time on their clients.

High-volume firms may look to resolve cases as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next one. You may find that you are just a case number on a desk and not a real client. At the Law Office of Robert R. Castro, we treat each client as our top priority, and you will never be reduced to just another case number on our desk. We believe in individualized service and helping each client get the maximum compensation possible.

Picking the Firm With the Most Reviews

As with other online review sites, you have to try and weed through the noise to find the legitimate reviews and helpful information. Some firms may have fake reviews or have paid someone to post them. Unfortunate as it may be, it does happen. Reviews on a law firm’s own site are not monitored like those you might find on large sites like Yelp. Take reviews with a grain of salt, and if you see individual attorneys mentioned in each review by name, those may be reviews provided by the firm.

Not Contacting a Lawyer Prior to the Insurance Company

This is a huge mistake that many people make. Do not speak to the other party’s insurance company, especially to give a recorded statement, before contacting an attorney first. Maryland follows the archaic legal principle of contributory negligence, which means that if you are found to have been even 1% at fault, you are barred from any recovery. This is why it is extremely important that you do not give the other party’s carrier any ammunition against you.

For example, the adjuster might be pretending to make small talk and ask what you did this weekend. If you mention you took a road trip with your family, they will note that information and use it to claim you were not really injured. Some of their methods are not so overt, so it is easy to get tripped up.

Contact Robert Castro Today

If you sustained injuries due to an incident that was caused by someone else, contact the Law Office of Robert R. Castro today at 301-870-1200 to schedule an initial consultation. We understand that potential clients need to meet with multiple attorneys to find one they work well with and who has their best interests in mind. Let us have the opportunity to show you how we can help you after a personal injury loss in Maryland.