Pick up the yellow pages or do a google search for a South Bend attorney and you may be surprised at the sheer numbers you will find. Couple this with the fact that many people who are searching for an attorney may be in a panic mode and it may come as no surprise that many people do not take the time to find the correct South Bend attorney for their case. The rules and laws of the United States, of Indiana, or even of the restricted area of South Bend, are too many and too complicated for any one attorney to learn them all. Of course, lawyers are trained to research, and many times learn specific laws and rules for an individual case, but as with any other professional, experience matters.
Taking the time to research the South Bend attorney that you choose to handle your case can save you time and money while ensuring that your case is handled properly and reaches the correct result. Many attorneys practicing in the South Bend area will specialize in specific areas of the law. From bankruptcy law to real estate law, elder law, family law and personal injury, each area of the law will include specific federal law, state law, local laws or some combination of all three. Handling multiple cases in one area, or field, of the law allows the attorney to learn all facets of that specific practice area, ultimately getting a better grasp on the laws effecting that area. In addition, the law is constantly adapting and revised to best serve our constantly changing society. Focusing on one or a few areas of the law allows a South Bend attorney to stay up-to-date on current laws and better serve his or her clients.
So how do you know if you are choosing the right attorney? The simplest answer is to ask them if they are the right attorney for the job. Let the South Bend attorney show off his or her resume. Find out what area of the law constitutes the majority of the attorney’s practice. Ask about experience in the area of law into which your case falls. While some attorneys will take your case even if it is not an area where they have a lot of experience, many will refer you to a colleague who is well versed in the necessary area.
The South Bend attorneys at Sweeney Julian are Indiana accident and personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys have experience dealing with automobile accidents, medical malpractice cases, slip and fall accidents, negligence and many other injury related areas of the law. This experience allows our attorneys to consult with each client, evaluate each injury based on the specific facts and assist our clients in reaching the result that they deserve. If you are looking for a South Bend attorney to help you with your personal injury case, contact Sweeney Julian today at (574) 635-1673 day or night.