Finding an attorney when you need one can be a daunting task. If you need a personal injury lawyer and are in the Northeast Philadelphia area, Leo Flynn and his staff at Martins Mill Legal Center are the team to beat in the personal injury law arena. There are a lot of factors you should consider when trying to find the right attorney. At Martins Mill Legal Center, we want you to be confident that you are choosing the right team for your case. Below are some important factors you should know when you choose any representation.
A personal injury attorney has many responsibilities to serving his or her clients. They regard both professional and ethical rules set forth by state bar associations where the attorney is licensed. Lawyers are legally permitted to argue cases in court, draft legal documents and offer legal advice once they are licensed to do so. When a personal injury lawyer agrees to take on a case he or she is responsible to obtain justice for the plaintiff they are representing. They take on a duty of loyalty and confidentiality and work to protect their client’s best interests.
In order to practice law in the United States, an attorney must pass a written bar exam. These exams vary on a state-to-state basis and most states require they complete a four-year college and have a law degree from an accredited law school. It is important you ask where any prospective lawyer you are thinking about using has gone to school and ask to see their degrees and certifications.
When any attorney agrees to take on a case, they have to make sure they can ethically take on that responsibility. They are responsible for their client and what is for the greater good of them and their case. Guidelines regarding legal ethics vary according to state but the basic code of conduct state that any attorney must evaluate legal matters and have competency in any legal matter they undertake. They owe their clients a duty of loyalty and confidentiality and must work to protect their client’s best interests.
There are millions of personal injury lawyers in the United States today. Unfortunately, many of them don’t take their clients’ best interests to heart when working on their cases. It is extremely important that, as a client, you do your due diligence when searching for a personal injury lawyer. Find one that has a reputation they can stand behind. Interview past clients if you can or at least read reviews. Anyone’s reputation can supersede them, good or bad.
Leo Flynn was born and raised in Philadelphia. He knows his city and he understands his clients. He founded Martins Mill Legal Center in 2007 as a way to connect with his clients and build a strong, reputable legal firm. He has a strong passion for helping people, as does his staff.