How can you tell if an attorney who offers to handle your motorcycle accident case is "qualified?"
First thing is your initial meeting. Second, to review his office and see if he has professional qualified staff. Third is to do research and determine whether the attorney has the qualifications with prior cases to handle your specialized motorcycle injury lawsuit. You need a "specialist" who handles specifically motorcycle injury claims.
We have developed a qualification checklist for motorcycle accident lawyers.
Ask the motorcycle accident lawyer where he received his law degree. Thomas G. Reinecke of The California Motorcycle Lawyers received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He did his undergraduate degree at UCLA and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982.
Did the motorcycle accident lawyer work in any other fields before entering the field of law? This provides you with the opportunity to find out a little bit about the background of the motorcycle accident attorney. If he spent five years working in the insurance industry and has a solid familiarity with the insurance business it is all to your benefit. However, if your attorney is now in his second profession and before that was in a profession that is unrelated to law, he may not assist you in your claim, and in fact may hurt you. Thomas G. Reinecke of The California Motorcycle Lawyers has a background working for a police department and in the justice system as chairman of the California Crime and Justice Committee.
How long has your motorcycle accident lawyer been practicing law? Every attorney needs experience in practicing motorcycle injury law if he intends to specialize in your case. Experience counts in the field of motorcycle personal injury. An attorney who has years of experience dealing with many different insurance companies as well as many different motorcyclists is going to provide you with the best legal representation you need to successfully resolve or settle you motorcycle injury case. Thomas G. Reinecke of The California Motorcycle Lawyers has "over 17 years of experience in personal injury and motorcycle injury law. He has successfully represented thousands of clients in recovering millions of dollars for his motorcycle injury and personal injury clients."
How long has your motorcycle injury lawyer been practicing in the State of California? California motorcycle injury lawyer Thomas G. Reinecke has been practicing in California since 1987 and has established his personal injury practice in the State of California with three offices, the main office in Orange County, California and other offices in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. Thomas G. Reinecke has experience in California motorcycle injury law which will give you the best opportunity to obtain the maximum settlement for your motorcycle injury claim or case. Do you specialize in certain areas of law?
At The Reinecke Law Firm, 100 percent of our practice is to motorcycle injury and personal injury claims. The California Motorcycle Lawyers does no other types of cases. Unlike those other so-called "motorcycle accident lawyers" if you look at their websites, they do everything from legal malpractice, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, business litigation and just happen to do "motorcycle injury law." This is not the attorney for you. You need a seasoned professional motorcycle accident lawyer that has expertise to successfully resolve and settle your motorcycle injury claim.
What professional associates does your motorcycle accident attorney belong to? Organizational affiliations such as the California Trial Lawyers, now known as Consumer Attorneys of California, indicate a professional is dedicated to law and committed to training and professional development. Motorcycle accident lawyer Thomas G. Reinecke is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Los Angeles Trial Attorneys and Orange County Trial Attorneys. Thomas G. Reinecke has been trained by the American Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Trial Advocacy College at Harvard Law School, and has received numerous awards for his work in personal injury litigation.
What are the hours of your motorcycle accident lawyer? If our office hours are a conflict with your work schedule, you may encounter difficulties scheduling an appointment with your motorcycle accident attorney. Thomas G. Reinecke at The California Motorcycle Lawyer has resolved this by having a 24-hour client availability policy. The client can call any time, any day, 24/7 at 1-800-275-8326. In addition, we provide after hour and weekend appointments. For new clients, we can normally meet them within four hours of their first phone call at any location in California, including our Southern California Motorcycle Lawyer office, Northern California Motorcycle Lawyer office, Los Angeles Motorcycle Lawyer office, Riverside Motorcycle Lawyer office, San Bernardino Motorcycle Lawyer office, San Diego Motorcycle Lawyer office, Ventura Motorcycle Lawyer office, or Santa Barbara Motorcycle Lawyer office.
How can you contact your motorcycle lawyer after hours? While an attorney may not be willing to give you his or her home telephone number, a professional attorney will always provide an alternative method such as voice mail, answering service, pager, beeper or cellular phone to contact him, even evenings, weekends or holidays. You can always reach the lawyers and staff at the California Motorcycle Lawyer at 1-800-275-8326. How much of my contact will be with the motorcycle accident lawyer and how much will be with the staff or paralegal?
It is unreasonable to expect a good California motorcycle lawyer to conduct all the work on your case. Qualified paralegals and a support staff will provide and conduct much of the activity on your case.
It is important to know and to clarify in advance how much of your case will be handled by the attorney and how much will be handled by the motorcycle paralegal and support staff.
Thomas G. Reinecke, The California Motorcycle Lawyer prides himself on client communication and contact. He often returns phone calls after hours and at night to answer any questions his motorcycle clients may have.
Will you be handling my motorcycle injury case, or will it be referred to another attorney? This is the old bait and switch. At many attorneys you interview with the top dog at the law firm and sign a retainer agreement, only to find out that some young attorney or worse yet, some associate will handle your case. Even though, the Law Offices of Thomas G. Reinecke, The California Motorcycle Lawyer may associate a qualified attorney, Thomas G. Reinecke will normally handle all cases from beginning to end.
Once you have discovered some of these operational features of the motorcycle accident attorney's practice, it is time to talk precisely about how the attorney will help you and how much it will cost for handling your case.
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