When faced with insurance disputes, one of the most sensible things to do is hire a lawyer. However, finding insurance lawyers in Sydney requires that you do thorough research to increase your chances of winning your insurance claim.
What do you need to look for in a good lawyer apart from his qualifications?
Below are some of the key qualities that you should look for when interviewing prospective lawyers to work with on your insurance case:
- Experience: Insurance lawyers have various specialisations. There are those who specialise in business-related insurance issues, and there are those who specialise in life insurance and personal injury cases. Find a lawyer that has years of experience to back them up.
- Understanding: A good lawyer, along with their good experience, has a thorough understanding of all the factors involved in insurance claims. However, despite their experience, they must be willing to hear you out to learn more about your case, because for them, each case is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to insurance disputes.
- Communication skills: Good lawyers, despite their unquestionable skills and knowledge in the field of law, speak in a way that can be easily understood. They stay away from jargon, and take the time to explain every detail in a way that people who are not trained in law can easily understand.
- Availability: Can you reach the lawyer at a time that is convenient to you? Can they be reached by phone when you need them? How soon can you expect a return call in case there’s an emergency?
- Human relations skills: Are the lawyers putting in some human factor to their relationship with clients? Are they easy to get along with? Adding the human factor into the case will help ensure a positive outcome for your case.
- Reasonable fees: When “shopping around” for lawyers for your insurance-related case, be sure to get as many as five quotes. Compare fees and ask from people in the know if the fees charged by a certain lawyer is reasonable. Remember, however, that fees can vary depending on the lawyer or law firm’s prestige and experience.
- Able to provide reference: Don’t hesitate to ask the lawyer to provide you with references. Ask for past and existing clients and don’t be afraid to contact them. This will give you a good sense of where your case will likely be headed. After all, word-of-mouth is very a powerful endorser.
Another thing worth mentioning is to find out if the lawyer you’re looking to work with has a No Win, No Fee policy. The idea is simple: if the lawyer doesn’t win your case, you owe him no fees.
Take no chances. Talk to us if you have questions about our experience and background in handling insurance-related cases. Call BPC Lawyers on 02 8355 4003 today.