Look at the following example: a motorcycle rider gets struck by a car. The driver of the car failed to yield the right of way to the biker. Motorcycles, by their design, have less protection than a car. Regardless of fault, they could receive severe to catastrophic injuries when they are involved in an accident.
There’s the possibility of medical bills for the person on the motorcycle for immediate and long-term injuries. If the person cannot work, then there could be lost wages, pain, discomfort, medical bills, and possibly permanent injuries.
If the biker is not at fault for the collision, they will likely need a qualified attorney. This is an acknowledgment that your legal counsel has more experience and know-how than you.
Like any profession, the service you get amongst lawyers will be different—the cost for each may vary. But how do you select the right attorney?
By seeking out a lawyer, you are putting a value on the services they can provide. You may ask your friends and family for recommendations. Another option is to choose an attorney who has been certified through a rigorous screening process earning them the additional certification of being board-certified.
When you see a board-certified attorney, then there are some guarantees that you will receive. These are the requirements associated with holding the title.
- They completed and maintained their continuing education requirements
- They have been involved with a practice area for several years
- They passed a significant examination built around testing their knowledge of a specific field
- A considerable percentage of the attorney’s time is devoted to that area of law or type of practice
- They have to recertify after a certain number of years
Why You Should Choose A Specialist
Two people could say they are great at something. Both could be telling the truth. That still doesn’t mean that one is better—maybe significantly so.
An attorney who seeks to be board certified is not only confident in his abilities but is prepared to be evaluated and tested to prove it. Think of it as an additional filter. An outside, objective third party is formally and officially telling you that they deem a lawyer to be uniquely qualified.
Anyone can assign an attribute to themselves to make you want to hire them. But an attorney who refers to himself as board-certified is allowed to by the North Carolina State Bar and for those nationally certified by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t just hire an attorney—hire an entire legal team. When you work with The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C., that is what you will receive. And this team will fight for what you deserve. Contact us through our website to schedule your free consultation.