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Top 5 Tips for Hiring the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Mar 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Personal injuries such as car, motorcycle, bike, and truck accidents or serious injuries involving dog bites, product recalls, premises liability, and medical malpractice happen in the blink of an eye. These surprising events leave victims bewildered, in a state of heightened anxiety, and extremely vulnerable. 

Not only do these serious personal injury accidents cause physical damage, but these accidents also affect people emotionally and can dramatically impact their quality of life. When these traumatic life events occur, accident victims deserve expert care and trusted legal representation.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of someone else's negligence or through no fault of your own, you deserve experienced legal representation in order to recover the compensation you deserve. Quite simply, you need the best help during your worst moments. 

If you've been seriously hurt, we're serious about helping you. As one of the most successful and dedicated personal injury and medical malpractice law firms in the Tucson area, we've won countless cases, received numerous awards and accolades, have a long history of success for our injured clients, and have recovered more than $150 million in damages for over 40 years. 

In fact, two of our partner attorneys - Ted A. Schmidt and Dev Sethi - were the only Tucson attorneys recognized in the 2022 list of Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, a distinguished list of the very best in the state. Though making this list is quite the accomplishment, the AZ Injury Law team of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian has the care, credentials, and considerable experience to truly earn their spot. 

Our goal is simple - to provide you with exceptional counsel, experienced representation, and to ensure you get the results you expect. Whether you choose the AZ Injury Law team to help you or not, make sure you know what to look for when selecting an attorney to help fight for you. 

Check out these top 5 tips for finding the right personal injury lawyer.

1. Strong Track Record of Winning

When it comes to legal representation, winning matters. The caring, compassionate AZ Injury Law team at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian has decades of experience helping injured Arizonans and has won dozens of complex personal injury cases - recovering over $150 million in settlements and judgments for our injured clients. 

In fact, 98% of our cases end in a fair settlement. And if we can't negotiate a fair settlement, we have a reputation for not stopping at anything for our clients. We won't hesitate to take any case to trial if it means compensation for your pain and suffering. 

2. Expert Preparation and Investigation

Serious personal injury cases can be incredibly complex and require preparation and prior experience that goes above-and-beyond the average attorney. Between the complexities of the law, the influence that insurance companies try to assert, and various forms of red tape, you need a confident, well-respected attorney who stops at nothing to prepare a winning case.

Truth be told, the majority of our injury cases do not go to trial - and there is a reason for that. We prepare for trial in every case and insurance companies, opposing attorneys and others know we fight hard at trial due to our considerable preparation if the opposing side does not offer a fair settlement.

3. Respected in the Legal and Local Community

Recognized by judges, fellow attorneys, industry peers, insurance companies, and former clients across Arizona for our constant and consummate professionalism, advocacy, and quality of work, we've earned the respect of the legal community and the trust of those we've represented. 

Two of our partners, Ted A. Schmidt and Dev Sethi, were just named as 2022 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. Among their most recent award, our board-certified, award-winning attorneys have earned many industry accolades including being AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and recognition by Arizona Super Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America®, The Best Lawyers in Tucson, & The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

As parents, leaders, coaches, mentors, authors, public speakers, and proactive members of local professional, philanthropic, and charitable organizations, our caring, compassionate team is committed to making a positive impact on our city's youth and supporting our community.

4. Experience with Case Variety

Our team of board-certified, highly regarded lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in damages for all types of personal injuries, catastrophic accidents, and wrongful death or dismemberment cases including traffic and motor vehicle accidents, loss of life or limb, burns and broken bones, dog bites, medical negligence or misdiagnosis, workplace safety, product or premises liability, and much more.

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian has secured over $150 million in verdicts and several record-setting settlements for our injured clients. We specialize in a wide array of personal injury cases. Our seasoned team of legal experts specializes in handling the most challenging claims - complex cases that require in-depth knowledge, decades of training, special accreditations, and prior experience to handle competently.

5. Unparalleled Care & Consideration

Trying to recover from and cope with a tragic event can be overwhelming and stressful. We know how emotionally and physically damaging personal injury accidents can be, which is why we offer a free consultation service for all potential clients. The last thing you need to do is stress about paying for a consultation.

Our award-winning lawyers are backed by a talented, caring team of legal professionals, paralegals, bilingual assistants, notaries, and others - all dedicated to you, your unique case, and getting you the compensation you deserve.

We fight hard for you, are devoted to your care, and work to always keep you informed and in the loop about your case. If you call with a question, we will give you an answer. Initial consultations are completely complimentary and we only get paid when you get paid. As such, we always have your case and your best interest in mind, because it's in our firm's best interest to do so.

We are committed to our community, care about our clients, and provide the most comprehensive legal services anywhere in Arizona.

To schedule a free consultation after your serious personal injury, call the AZ Injury Law team of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian at (520) 790-5600 or click here to contact us via email.

About the Author

Matt Schmidt

Matt graduated from the James E Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in passing the Arizona bar exam in 2010. Matt's primary interest in law focuses on general personal injury and insurance bad faith.


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