Does an attorney have to specialize in the area of personal injury?
Arizona recognizes attorneys who have reached a high professional standard in the practice of law. The designation made by the Arizona State Bar for these high level attorneys is "Certified Specialist".
The Arizona State Bar recognizes attorneys in the area of "Personal Injury and Wrongful Death".
Less than 1% of Arizona lawyers have reached this professional distinction.
A person is not required to use a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law, but WHY would an injured person want anything else?
Certified Specialists have demonstrated a greater knowledge than others. They are recognized to have achieved a higher level of success for their clients. Further, they cost you THE EXACT SAME as attorneys who are not specialists.
Why would you then hire anyone other than a Certified Specialist?
There are many lawyers who advertise that they do personal injury law. Many attorneys "dabble" in this area to try to pick up a few extra bucks.
Is this the type of lawyer you want for your case? Of course not.
So how do you tell the difference between lawyers? Look for these eight words:
A novice or inexperienced attorney cannot hold this distinction. You MUST be an experienced personal injury trial lawyer to even be eligible to become a Certified Specialist. Even then, you need the proper education, testing, approval of other personal injury lawyers, approval of judges and the final approval of the State Bar of Arizona.
Looking for assistance for a personal injury case? Look for an attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.
At Zachar Law Firm, ask for Chris Zachar or Dave Catanese. We are here to help.