What to Look for In A Personal Injury Attorney

There are over 86,000 licensed attorneys able to practice law in the state of Florida. At every turn you see a Personal Injury Attorney advertising themselves on (TV, Radio, Billboards, Bus Wraps, Online, etc…). How do you know which attorney is best for your needs? There are several factors to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney, and one of them is not whose face you see most on your television. When selecting an attorney to represent you, here are a few things to consider:


Are you dealing with a seasoned attorney who has years of experience or a new associate right out of law school? Personal injury cases are not the type of cases you want handled by a case manager or young associate. There are a lot of moving pieces and to trust its resolution to a random attorney with little to no experience is a risk. Preferably you want an attorney whose sole practice is Personal Injury related cases. At The Law Office of Laurie D. Mitchell not only does Laurie have almost 30 years of experience handling nothing but personal injury cases, but she is also a licensed nurse. Laurie puts her powerful combination of both medical and legal knowledge to work for injured victims and their families.


In addition to an attorney’s experience, it is extremely important for an attorney to be accessible to their clients. Many times injury victims will hire an attorney and to their dismay they cannot get their lawyer on the phone, or they have to communicate directly through the firm’s legal assistant. We understand the stress, pain, suffering and loss that personal injury victims are going through, which is why Laurie personally handles every case. We feel if you hire an attorney they should be accessible to your needs and present to serve your best interest.

Compassionate and Aggressive Representation

When you or a loved one has been injured, it is important to have legal representation by someone who understands what you are going through. You want to hire an attorney who is compassionate of your needs and your situation, and who is willing to put in the work to make sure you are aggressively represented. Having a personal injury attorney who is compassionate and aggressive is vital to maximizing your compensation. Make sure the attorney you hire is ready, willing, and able to work for you.

Personal Injury and Nothing Else

In the event someone has been injured and they need to have surgery on their back, you could go to a general surgeon, but you would rather go to an Orthopedist whose specialty is back surgery. The same applies with attorneys. While many law firms handle everything from family law to personal injury related cases, an injury victim should hire a firm whose sole focus is that of accident victims (personal injury). Personal Injury cases can be multifaceted, and challenging, which is why you want to hire an attorney who navigates through these cases on a daily basis.

Free Consultations and Contingency Fees

If you have been injured in an accident you should avoid any attorney who charges you for an initial consultation, or who charges fees or costs up front for representation. An experienced and highly successful personal injury lawyer will always offer free consultations and if hired will handle your case on a contingency basis. Meaning no fees or cost to you, unless you win.

Personal Injury Attorney

The Law Office of Laurie D. Mitchell has been representing Personal Injury victims for almost 30 years. As a Gainesville personal injury attorney Laurie has successfully helped recover millions of dollars to accident victims and their families. Laurie approaches every case with compassion and aggressive representation. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Laurie today for your free consultation (352) 371-9828.