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If you’re in the Phoenix area, and have sustained personal injury from an accident, it’s not difficult to find a lawyer willing to represent you. There’s an abundance of lawyers in the Valley with a wide range of expertise, and many of them are quite good at what they do, but should you really trust just any lawyer to handle something that can affect the quality of your life for years to come?  Absolutely not!  Just like you wouldn’t visit an ophthalmologist to handle your heart surgery, you shouldn’t hire the lawyer who handled your friend’s divorce to handle your personal injury case!  You need a lawyer who specializes in and focuses solely on personal injury cases, and if you’re from the Valley, you should know that Mike Lyding handles ONLY personal injury cases (and has decades of experience!). 

Why You Should Hire a Lawyer Who Takes ONLY Personal Injury Cases

It’s a big decision to seek legal counsel for any reason, and then to find the “right” lawyer can be one of the biggest decisions you ever make. When considering whom to hire, clients will often consider an attorney’s fees, success history, or even like-ability. But what clients sometimes overlook, yet what is very important, is hiring an attorney with specialized experience handling only specific case types. If you’ve realized you need to hire a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury case, there are quite a few reasons why you should work with a lawyer that focuses only on personal injury law.  Here’s a few:

  • Personal injury cases are unique in their own right.  It can be tempting to hire a general attorney who’s offering an affordable rate, especially if you’ve already spoken to one who’s done their best to persuade you. Many lawyers will try to delude you into believing that personal injury cases aren’t all that unique, and are just like any other routine legal matter.  That couldn’t be further from the truth!  In actuality, each area of personal injury law has distinct facets that should be thoroughly understood by your legal counsel. For example, the theory of strict liability would rarely apply to an auto accident case, just like the laws surrounding premises liability would not apply to a car accident claim.  Every state simply has different laws and requirements for every different type of case, and every type of personal injury case is unique and different.  Knowing statutes, legal nuances, and relevant case precedent can make or break a claim.  
  • You may not get the attention your case deserves.  Lawyers can definitely be spread too thin, especially in “jack of all trades” firms that take on every case that comes through their door.  Firms that specialize exclusively in one area of legal practice will have more time to devote to your case, and won’t be overwhelmed by the huge caseloads general firms have to deal with.  Indeed, not only will a specialized personal injury lawyer have more time to devote to your concerns and questions, they will also have more time to discuss updates about your case’s progress through settlement negotiations or through the court system.
  • A firm that specializes in personal injury will have more experience in…. personal injury. That should seem kind of obvious, but since personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to one area of expertise, they have exponentially greater experience in personal injury than do their colleagues who practice general law.  Day in and day out, their concentration is only on personal injury law, so even a personal injury lawyer with 20 years of experience is at an advantage over a lawyer with 30 years of generalized experience spread out over an expansive amount of different practice areas. Now, imagine hiring a lawyer like Mike who has nearly FIVE decades of personal injury experience? Truly, that is the kind of expertise that can give you a winning edge.
  • You’ll have a greater likelihood of winning your case. The bottom line is that you need a lawyer who knows what they’re doing so you can win your case, and when all is said and done, only an attorney with specialized knowledge and experience in personal injury law can give you that advantage. If your lawyer only handles personal injury cases, they are more likely to be able to better handle the complex legalities of your case than their less-specialized peers would be. You probably haven’t made the decision to hire a lawyer in the first place lightly, so why would you settle for a lawyer that isn’t the best at what they do?  More than just knowing the specific laws pertinent to your case, however, an attorney with specialized skill set will likely also have experience working with other specialists and experts in the field of personal injury, negotiating with insurance adjusters, and even litigating in court with judges who regularly have personal injury cases on their docket.  For your personal injury case, you are increasing your chance of a winning settlement or verdict by hiring a specialized personal injury attorney. 

Hire a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer To Fight For You

If you’re from the Phoenix area, and have been injured or have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, you need help. There’s no doubt that you’ve seen billboards and television ads for many high-profile attorneys in the Valley, but to those lawyers – you’ll be just a case number. Mike Lyding has immeasurable experience being the champion of those who have been wronged, and will personally fight for you.  If you’re looking for a Phoenix lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases, contact Mike today at [email protected] or at 602-395-0045.


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