In my report on hiring an attorney, my first point is very important, especially these days. Prior results mean nothing. As I say in my report “
A lot of attorneys like to tell you about their other cases.However, your case is different. Each case has its own facts. Just because theygot someone else millions of dollars does not mean that your case is worththat, or that they will get you that result”
Why does this matter? Let me give a few examples.
1. Client is injured with $6,000 in medical bills. The case settles for $15,000. Is that a good settlement? Maybe. But maybe the defendant only had a $15,000 insurance policy and the insurance company settled because the possibility of a jury verdict over $15,000 convinced them to pay money now.
2. Case settles for $1,000,000. Is that a good settlement? Maybe. But maybe the person had $1,000,000 in medical bills. Maybe the case was worth $3,000,000 but the attorney was afraid to try it or had no experience in settling large value cases. Then the settlement may not be so good.
My point is simple: finding out that someone got $1,000,000 on a particular case may or may not be instructive of the quality of the attorney. There are a thousand other factors to consider. Thankfully, most of this information can be learned fairly easily, including checking Avvo, an independent attorney rating website.
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