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5 Things to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 15, 2019

If you’re searching for a personal injury attorney, then you’re probably recovering from an upsetting accident or injury. This can be a stressful time — made worse because you’re not sure who you can trust to help.

On top of that, you may be facing mounting medical bills, suffering lost wages due to your injury, and in despair about the inability to pay your household bills. Not to mention, your family – including your spouse or significant other — is probably taking on additional chores, putting further strains on your family.

And, to top everything off, sometimes, the folks who caused the accident or who insure those who do, treat injured folks as if they’re to blame.

But the right North Carolina personal injury attorney can start to relieve these issues. As you begin your search, there are five things you should look for in selecting the right lawyer you need and deserve. These are:


Communication is a crucial part of any business, but in the legal field, it is especially critical. You need a personal injury lawyer who is going to keep you in the loop regarding updates and important information as your case progresses. Nothing is worse than the feeling of not knowing what is going on. And in a personal injury claim, you are already worried about medical bills, living expenses, and your future care.

Find a compassionate attorney who understands that keeping you informed will be a great help in decreasing your anxiety and frustration.


Personality might seem like an odd characteristic to be worried about when seeking a personal injury attorney, but it is very important to the success of your working relationship. If you do not feel comfortable with your attorney and his or her personality, it will be difficult to collaborate on your case. Your attorney will have myriad questions about your injuries, your expenses, and even your life before the incident. Being able to talk openly and comfortably with your lawyer will help him or her to create the most successful case possible.

But that will be impossible if your personalities are not compatible.


Experience in dealing with insurance companies and going to court are especially critical for an injury attorney. You will want to find a lawyer who has a strong background in the type of injury you suffered; for example, a traumatic brain injury. Every injury has specific costs, and there are factors you may not have considered but your lawyer will know. If you were in a vehicle accident in Wilmington, your attorney should be intimately familiar with local traffic laws and the legal responsibilities of a vehicle operator. In addition, your ideal attorney has litigated cases against a defendant similar to the one you’re facing. If a deck collapsed at a vacation home you were renting, you’ll have to face a legal team employed by a landlord, and wade through thousands of pages of building codes at the state and federal level.

Your specific case details will dictate the best choice of the personal injury attorneys in your area.


Reputation is found by word-of-mouth, or nowadays in online reviews. Previous clients are a good resource to learn about the experience of working with a specific personal injury attorney. Hearing words like “friendly,” “compassionate,” and “hardworking” lets you know who you can count on to help you recover financially from your injuries. In addition, an attorney’s reputation among his or her peers is important. These are people who work in the field and understand how challenging the job can be.

An attorney who has the respect and admiration of his or her peers is one who will do a great job for every client every time.


Case results speak volumes about the quality of an injury attorney in North Carolina. Be sure to ask your attorney about his or her track record, experience, and what he or she thinks about the chances of your particular case resolving in your favor. You will want an attorney who can resolve claims at all stages of litigation – who will try a case when the defendants offer you nothing or less than your claim deserves.

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The Rhine Law Firm, P.C., has been defending the rights of injury victims in North Carolina for over 25 years. We know how to leverage our experience when it comes time to secure full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call (910) 772-9960 or toll-free (866) 772-9960 today to schedule a consultation. The Rhine Law Firm, P.C., can assist you with your legal concerns, so that you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

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