What criteria should I look for when hiring a lawyer? | North Carolina Law Firm

When looking for a lawyer to take on your personal injury case, the most important criteria is the lawyer’s track record. You want a lawyer who has experience taking a case in front of a jury and winning. You want a lawyer who can deliver results.

While many lawyers seek to simply settle outside of court, the attorneys at Whited Doby & Ray Attorneys at Law have an excellent track record in front of juries. This results in larger settlements for their clients.


Keith Whited: You want a lawyer that has actually tried a case to a jury before. You want to know what the lawyer’s result has been in the courtroom because at the end of the day, even if you have a good case—good, factual case—you need to know that your lawyer can deliver the case and get a result.

There are many personal injury lawyers that just settle cases. Case in the front door, case out the back door. And they’re just a paper mill.

We like to believe at the Whited Doby & Ray Attorneys at Law that we can deliver the goods at the end of the case, not just a good settlement. So you need to know that your lawyer has the ability to convince a jury to do what’s right because your lawyer’s ability to try the case will affect the size of the offer and the size of the settlement in almost every instance.

Because insurance companies are the most statistically advanced organizations in the world. They know every lawyer that tries cases. They know the lawyers that settle cases. They know the results of lawyers.

Lawyers operate by paper and they have a statistical database that tells them everything, not just about who you the claimant are, whether you’re an average white male or average black female in this kind of job. They have big statistical databases that tell them everything about these cases and about the lawyer making the claim: whether that lawyer can try a case, whether all the cases he’s won before a jury. They know ahead of time whether they are at risk from a particular lawyer or that particular law firm.

We have a good track record here at Alamance and at the Whited Doby & Ray Attorneys at Law in Alamance County and around with our recoveries. We get larger settlement offers because of it.

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