A friend of my mom called me a few weeks ago and said to me “Frankie (that’s what a lot of my family calls me because we have so many Frank’s in the family) I need the best lawyer in Tampa.” He was having a dispute with his neighbor over a property line issue. I referred him to a real estate attorney I knew. Now, I told him, I can’t tell you this lawyer is the best attorney in Tampa because that is a subjective evaluation, I can only vouch for him as a professional and ethical in the way he practices law. What I did also consider in making this referral for my mother’s friend was that this particularly attorney was a great communicator with his clients. I knew that communication would be particularly important to him.
In my area of personal injury and Tampa wrongful death, there are certain objective criteria that prospective clients can utilize to narrow down their choices. Among these objective measures are jury trial experience and peer recognition. But, there are a lot of Tampa wrongful death attorneys and Tampa Bay personal injury lawyers who have a wealth of trial experience and have been recognized by their peers as a Super Lawyer, AV-rated, amongst others. The choice then becomes what personal injury attorney in Tampa is best . . . for me. Do I want a car accident lawyer from a big firm with lots of attorneys? Or, would I rather work with an attorney in a personal injury law firm with just a few attorneys and staff? Did I get to meet the lawyer that’s actually going to work on my case? How does the Riverview personal injury attorney communicate with me?
Attention to detail and communication often separate a poor client review from an excellent client review. In the end, the important take-away is if you or a loved have suffered a serious personal injury or lost a loved one to a Tampa wrongful death accident, you should feel completely at ease with your choice for a personal injury attorney and not rush to choose the first attorney that pops up on a search. It’s a very important choice in every personal injury and fatal accident case, and should be made with care and deliberation.