Important Traits to Look for in an Accident Attorney
Expertise creates wins. There’s no disputing the expertise Michael Jordan delivered to the Chicago Bulls and basketball as a whole. Jordan is considered by many as the GOAT! To be the GOAT, you have to have skills, IQ, and empathy (to be an excellent teammate and motivator. MJ had all those things when he walked on the court and when he practiced for the big game.
The fact is, expertise transforms average or good performance into great performance. At McKay Law we utilize EQ to win big verdicts and substantial settlements for our injured clients.
The importance of expertise is no different when you’re looking for a great accident attorney. You need a firm that has expertise in both car and truck wrecks. And it’s critical to understand that expertise in car wrecks doesn’t translate to expertise in truck wrecks.
The regulations, laws, and technology that regulate and monitor the commercial trucking industry require legal expertise to understand and navigate to ensure you get the settlement you deserve.
McKay Law seeks empathy and expertise in every employee we hire. Especially our accident attorneys. We believe expertise is defined by five key traits:
1. Comprehensive Knowledge
Expertise begins with an all-encompassing yet down-to-the-details knowledge of the legal profession, which, in our case, involves the details of your personal injury accident story. This means knowledge of the history of these cases, the laws and regulations which impact the industry, the best ways to uncover key evidence, how to build and try cases, and how to develop a strategy to win.
Knowledge isn’t just knowing facts and figures of the law, it’s also being able to connect with our client and the judge or jury.
It’s about knowing what those facts mean, how to construct them into a winning case, and when and how to use that information to our advantage to win.
2. Trial and Negotiation Skills
Knowledge is one thing. Skills are another.
Here are some skills expert accident attorneys possess: Reasoning. Preparation. Persuasion. Problem-solving. Adaptability. Working with people. Attention to detail. Time and resource management. Finishing well. Powerfully closing and winning.
Skills are the triggers that turn knowledge into performance. They are the means by which a lawyer consistently transforms the facts and story of the case into a clear, concise, compelling, and winnable case.
3. Positive Action
Experts don’t become experts by merely educating themselves, accumulating skills, and proclaiming they are “an expert.” Abilities are meaningless without specific, continued, and strategic actions based on experience, and ongoing training.
It’s like keeping a race car off the track in a garage. By collecting dust the car never reaches its potential. We live our potential by understanding our client’s injury stories and portraying that to the judge and jury in a way that earns their empathy for the pain and suffering our client, the injured victim deserves.
But action alone isn’t enough.
Expertise activates and unleashes knowledge and skills. It optimizes them into a compelling story. After all, the factor that is most important to our client isn’t our intelligence, skills, oratory skills, or likeability: It’s how successful they are in the way we earn results.
4. Solid Character
Smart lawyers, even wise ones, are a dime a dozen. Lots of lawyers are proactive. Many attorneys have stellar success rates. Few have satisfied clients that recommend them to their friends and families.
In all cases, it’s the attorney who has combined excellent character with all the above points who will rise to the top and produce a consistently great performance.
True character isn’t manufactured or imitated. It’s either there or it’s not. Qualities like integrity, honor, hard work, and respect for others aren’t qualities you teach. However, they are qualities you can hire in McKay Law. We are legally bold accident attorneys. While it’s not always instantly obvious, the character is ultimately and always unmistakable.
5. Genuine Compassion & Empathy
Compassion and empathy aren’t always qualities associated with the legal profession. But ironically, having a servant’s heart is critical to legal success. Unfortunately, the loud, insensitive, and even arrogant attorneys tend to get too much attention. At McKay Law we treat our clients like family and provide them what they need to make it through the process of winning the case.
That’s why it’s important to evaluate an attorney’s contributions to their community. True compassion isn’t measured in dollars or a single event. It’s a trait that’s evident year-round in how an attorney interacts and supports their community.
Accident victims need more than a boisterous, aggressive accident attorney. They also need a lawyer who understands the importance of supporting a victim’s recovery, coping, and injury management to ensure their client gets physically and emotionally well as soon as possible.
This approach, combined with legal expertise, has the best chance of producing a great performance and outcome.
Mckay Law is eager to boldly fight and protect anyone who may be the victim of an Accident!
Lindsey McKay, founder and lead accident attorney of McKay Law, explains, “For years we have sought attorneys who define the word expertise. It’s a unique combination of knowledge, skills, attitude, character, and compassion. It’s hard to explain, but you know it when you see it and feel it. Legal IQ is important, but to tell someone’s injury story to a jury and judge it takes EQ to connect emotionally. That’s how we get better verdicts and larger settlements for our clients.
\Empathy (EQ) and compassion for our clients is how we out-compete other law firms. Just check out our testimonials from real clients. The combination of legal IQ and EQ translates into expertise in law, process, and people. And if any one of the three are missing, we know it just doesn’t work. Or Our clients. It’s why we believe Distinguishing Qualities matter.
The accident attorneys of McKay Law help those who have been injured in a car or truck accident. Get legal help today: call us today or submit a free case review with McKay Law’s personal injury & accident attorney. We’re available 24/7 and we care about you.