According g to TBLS, there are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas but only 7,300 are Board Certified. Board Certified attorneys have to have substantial and relevant experience in the select field of law as well as demonstrated and tested competence in that area of law. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may want to hire a law firm with board certified attorneys.
Board Certified Injury Attorneys Have Experience
A board certified personal injury attorney has an additional level of experience. They must have been practicing law for at least five years, with a minimum of three years’ experience in the specialty area. The attorneys are required an annual professional refreshment through TBLS and continuing legal education course work to stay on top of legal updates. As such, they can provide a higher quality of service and additional protection to the rights of their clients. It’s important to understand that the law is complex and without additional training key details could be missed that might change the outcome of your case completely.
Reputation and Respect Among Peers
An experienced board certified lawyer will have a reputation. He or she will likely have a network of professionals at hand after publicly representing themselves as a specialist in a select area of personal injury law that can be referenced to fight for your best interest. When arguing your case in court or seeking out a settlement, your attorney will be liaising with the Defendant’s lawyer. Chances of gaining compensation will be impacted by how much of a threat the defense deems your attorney to be. Having an experienced board certified attorney will make opposing counsel more likely to settle for larger amounts as they know they might lose if the case went to court. There is also the factor of respect to consider. Board certified attorneys are highly respected in personal injury law, and as such, they may find it easier to gain better results.
Handling Complex Cases
A Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer will have experience and knowledge that is relevant to personal injury that can help your case move quicker. It can be difficult to prove who is liable in a personal injury case with various mitigating factors clouding the story. It is the job of the experienced personal injury attorney to show, without a doubt that the defendant was responsible and is liable for your accident. Their board certification requires their continuing legal education so they will have to upkeep with the most advanced form of legal trends in law! This is exactly what being board certified entails.
Davis Law Firm Can Help
Know that attorneys Rick Neville and Steve Cichowski are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As always, we encourage you to get to know your legal team that will be representing you in court. Know that at Davis Law Firm you will be represented by a legal team that has trial and court room experience. No need to worry about our attorneys fees. Our initial consultation is complimentary, and we take most of our cases on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today to get started.