Why should you hire a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a car or truck crash, your choice of lawyer can make a huge difference. Here’s why it matters. Only 3% of Texas lawyers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Only 3% of Texas lawyers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
The vast majority of Texas lawyers are not Board Certified. In fact, only 3% of Texas lawyers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
What is Board Certification?
Board certification recognizes the lawyer’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency in a specific area of law, as well as professionalism and high ethical standards. Board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.
What is the Texas Board of Legal Specialization?
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is the largest single-state certification program for lawyers in the United States.
The Bar Rules in Texas prohibit any attorney from advertising as a “specialist” unless she or he has earned certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialists.
There are 24 different areas of practice. Board-certified lawyers in Texas must attend ongoing continuing legal education (CLE) and show continuing involvement within the field of practice.
What is Personal Injury Trial Law?
Personal Injury Trial Law involves litigation of claims involving trauma or disability based on an individual’s mental or physical injuries and/or trauma from automobile accidents, professional malpractice, defective products or negligence by another party or individual. It includes Wrongful Death claims, paralysis, medical malpractice, and traumatic brain injury. Lawyers in this area also deal with governmental claims, statutory claims, insurance contract claims, and any negligent or intentional tort claims.
To become board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, the lawyer must have extensive jury trial experience. In addition, the lawyer must pass a rigorous 6-hour examination, must receive positive recommendations from judges and other trial lawyers, and must conduct himself professionally and ethically. To retain his board certification, the lawyer must be re-certified every five years.
Why does it matter?
Being represented by a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer benefits you in several ways.
If your case goes to trial, you have a lawyer who has been specifically certified as having the specialized knowledge, trial experience, and reputation for ethical conduct it takes to successfully litigate personal and wrongful death claims.
And representation by a Board Certified attorney may also be helpful in receiving a successful settlement, if the case settles before trial. Insurance adjusters, defense attorneys, and other claims professionals evaluate the ability of your lawyer along with their evaluation of your claim. When they know you are represented by a strong attorney, settlement offers tend to increase.
If you have been injured call Mark Wham at 832-592-1108 for a free consultation with a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney.