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Who is the Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento?

best personal injury lawyerWhen polling the public to find "the best" of any category, the answers you receive will likely be varied. Just ask any large group of people who makes the best hamburger, for example, and you will undoubtedly get a range of different responses. However, it is very likely that you will notice some repeat suggestions and you will know that you have discovered some top contenders.

What Makes the Best Personal Injury Attorney?

When a business puts out a good product or delivers exceptional service, people notice. So what are some metrics by which the question, "who is the best personal injury lawyer in Sacramento?" can be answered? Let’s look at a few.

Experience

Everyone knows the term “practice makes perfect.” In his 2008 bestseller Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell put forth the idea that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in any field. That translates into working on a skill round-the-clock for more than a year, or for 40 hours a week for five years.  From there, one must seek continuing progress. Reaching master status and then resting on your laurels is not something that “the best” does - especially in the field of law, which is constantly changing.

Client Care

Clients should be informed from day one that they are an essential part of the legal team. They should be provided regular case updates, and should never feel alone during the legal process. The best lawyers work diligently every day so that each client feels confident that their case is being handled with the utmost care and skill.  One of the ways in which a law firm can stand out in the area of client care is by viewing their clients’ health from a holistic standpoint.  Some firms find creative ways to go above and beyond in this category, such as ensuring that their clients are able to get groceries during the pandemic, for example.

Keeping Up With the Law

When there is a recent court decision or change to the law that affects the firm's practice area, all attorneys, case managers, and support staff should promptly know about it.  In the best personal injury law firms, new information is constantly shared throughout the office. From there, they should continually look for innovative ways to make any changes in the law work in their clients’ favor.

Technological Advances

Keeping up-to-date with technological advances is also a key part of the practice of law. This applies to computer hardware, software, and other resources used within the law office.

Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

When asking, "who is the best personal injury lawyer in Sacramento?" There is at least one standard of measurement that is entirely objective - case results. The best personal injury lawyers in Sacramento do not leave money on the table. It’s a simple fact - some lawyers settle early because they are unwilling to file a lawsuit or take a case to trial. Settling for less is not how one becomes the best.

Client Reviews

There is one group of people from whom hearing that you are the best personal injury lawyer in Sacramento means the most and that is the clients.  There is no better feeling than when a client takes the time to write a glowing review of your services.

Yelp Attorney Reviews

Google Lawyer Reviews

Avvo Rating

Avvo is an attorney review website that assigns a rating to individual attorneys.  The site creates the rating by considering information submitted by the attorney on his or her profile as well as information collected by Avvo from state bar associations and other legal licensing organizations. The site does not play favorites and treats all lawyers equally.  It is also important to note that lawyers cannot pay Avvo to improve their ratings.

Avvo Lawyer Ratings

Sharing Knowlege Through Publications

The best attorneys want to share the knowledge they have gained through experience and help to make the complexities of the legal and insurance worlds more understandable to the public. The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook and California Motorcycle Accident Handbook are two highly-rated legal publications available in Kindle and paperback formats on Amazon.com.

Finance Score - Why It's Important

Taking a complex personal injury case to trial is expensive.  It can cost upwards of $200,000, which the attorney must fund.  Often, the lawyer will borrow the funds from a bank for repayment at the conclusion of the matter.

Banks will not lend that kind of money to an attorney who does not have a good track record of concluding large cases by settlement or jury verdict.  They also will not lend such a large sum of money to an attorney without an excellent FICO score.  Being unable to secure enough money to properly try a case can put the case in a disadvantaged position.

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Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer

Thank you for reading. I'm Ed Smith, a personal injury attorney in Sacramento, California with more than 38 years of experience in the field. When you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you want to find the best car accident lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. My law firm is happy to offer compassionate, free, and friendly advice. Just call (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to speak to one of our injury lawyers or case managers.

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