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Go Local: Why Hiring a Katy Car Accident Lawyer Matters

  1. Go Local: Why Hiring a Katy Car Accident Lawyer Matters
  2. A Local Personal Injury Attorney Knows the Local Court System and Law Enforcement
  3. A Local Attorney Has a Reputation in the Community
  4. Local Attorneys Know What Local Resources Are Available
  5. A Local Attorney Is More Accessible to You
  6. Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better
  7. Will Adams Law Firm: Katy Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for the Injured

Go Local: Why Hiring a Katy Car Accident Lawyer Matters

Here’s the scene: You’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, and you’ve decided you need legal advice and legal representation from a personal injury attorney.

But which auto accident law firm should you call for help? If you’ve been injured in an accident near Katy, TX, you’ll have no shortage of options—including major, statewide firms based in Houston, Dallas, and elsewhere.

While it’s true that any car accident lawyer with a Texas license is eligible to handle your personal injury case, there are some significant advantages to hiring a local firm. In this blog post, we’ll explore how hiring a Katy car accident lawyer can make a difference for you.

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A Local Personal Injury Attorney Knows the Local Court System and Law Enforcement

There are almost 500 trial courts in the state of Texas, including 59 in Harris County alone—and 24 of which focus primarily on civil matters. And each one of them has a different judge.

When you hire a local Katy attorney to represent you, that lawyer is much more likely to have direct working experience with the judge who will be hearing your case, as well as local knowledge of any local court rules or procedures. They’re also more likely to be familiar with the opposing lawyer, the local law enforcement agency, and possibly even the insurance company adjuster.

This experience can help ensure your car accident case keeps moving forward smoothly, and your attorney can make more informed decisions about how best to present and argue your case.

A Local Attorney Has a Reputation in the Community

A local attorney who is familiar with the court, judge, opposing attorneys, and insurance adjusters in the area will probably have a reputation with them as well.

Of course, if they have a poor reputation, that’d be a problem. But if you go with an experienced and respected Katy car accident lawyer, like the team at Will Adams Law Firm, their firm reputation can be a huge asset to your case.

If your attorney has a solid reputation for being a great negotiator, unafraid to take insurance companies to court, and a solid track record of success, that may well influence the kinds of settlement offers the insurance company is willing to make. It can also mean negotiations go smoother and the case settles faster.

While we cannot promise a specific outcome and each case is unique, in our experience, hiring a lawyer with strong local reputation is almost always a benefit in car accident cases.


Local Attorneys Know What Local Resources Are Available

Building a strong car accident case requires a lot of legwork, and a lot of conversations with local experts and professionals.

An experienced Katy car accident attorney who has years of experience practicing in the area will have strong relationships with local hospitals and doctors, medical examiners, accident recreationists, and other local resources and expert witnesses.

That means your lawyer is in a better position to connect you with the right medical specialists to care for your injuries and provide an accurate account of how much money your injuries are likely to cost over the long term. It also means your lawyer will probably have an easier time connecting with eyewitnesses who saw the accident and expert witnesses who know the local roadways and terrain.

Having a lawyer with local knowledge can be handy for other reasons, too. For example, your lawyer may be able to recommend support groups, home care agencies, and other resources that can help you through your recovery—whether they are directly relevant to your injury claim or not.

“Will treats his clients with great kindness and compassion. He fully understands the pain and injustice each victim is going through. This compassion and understanding allows Will to prosecute your case to the fullest. Will is tenacious in pursuing what he feels is the correct settlement for his clients.”

- B & ES – Dallas, TX

“Will, Chris & Sarah. K and I just want to thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and our family. Throughout this process you have kept us informed and been patient with us (especially me) as we navigated through unchartered territory. Putting things in your hands allowed Karl and I to focus on him getting better.”

- SC – Katy, TX

“Hi Will, I just wanted to take a minute and let you and your wonderful staff know just how much we appreciate each one of you! All of you have been so great to us. Y’all have always answered any and all questions immediately and never left us hanging or wondering about anything. All of you have made this.”

- SB – Katy, TX

"Dear Sarah, you are the best legal assistant in the history of such creatures of legend and lore. (And Brian is in the tribe too) Do take a copy of this email to your next annual performance review... you have raised the bar. Thank you for all your help!"

- AM – Houston, TX

"I wanted to thank you both for a job well done and for an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. I appreciated your expertise and your thoroughness of preparation, as well as keeping me informed of the possible outcomes at each major point.Will, I think that Chris did an excellent job and wanted to bring that to your attention."

- MJ – Katy, TX

A Local Attorney Is More Accessible to You

In the digital (and post-COVID) age, new communication tools have made it easier than ever to communicate over long distances.

But when you’re injured, having a personal injury attorney who is close by and available for in-person visits can be a huge relief. It can also make certain conversations and meetings easier, more efficient, and more comfortable when everyone is in the same room.

Our Katy clients value being able to meet in person on relatively short notice, especially those whose injuries have limited their mobility. Our office is conveniently located on Cinco Ranch Boulevard off Texas Highway 99 in Katy, Texas, just 30 minutes outside of Houston.

Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better

Some huge personal injury law firms employ dozens, if not hundreds of car accident lawyers. While you might be tempted to think that bigger is usually better—especially if you have a particularly complex or potentially high value case—the truth is that you don’t necessarily get better lawyers or better service by choosing a bigger firm for your personal injury case.

When you go with a smaller firm local to your area, there’s a much better chance that you’ll be able to speak directly (and as often as you need to) with the auto accident attorney who is directly working on your case. Plus, caseloads are usually smaller at a local personal injury law firm, so a local attorney is often able to provide much more personal attention to their clients—and that can make a huge difference in your client experience.

If You Have Questions, Request a Case Evaluation With a Local Attorney

If you have questions about an attorney’s success rates, ability to handle your case, or anything else related to your claim, don’t hesitate to request a complimentary consultation. During this free, confidential meeting, you can get to know your potential legal team and learn more about how their locality can help you recover. At Will Adams Law Firm, these consultations are always free, private, and come with no strings attached.

Will Adams Law Firm: Katy Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for the Injured

For more than 25 years, the Will Adams Law Firm has helped the injured in the Greater Katy area recover fair compensation after motor vehicle accidents—including several multi-million dollar cases. Will and Tad Adams are deeply committed to the community, and have spent the last 40 years living, working, and raising their families in Katy.

If you live or work in Katy, TX and were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our office today for a complimentary case evaluation. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. But if you don’t know your legal rights, you could end up making preventable mistakes or settling with the insurance company for far less than your case is worth.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will never pay out of pocket unless we help you recover a settlement or win at trial. We treat every client with empathy and compassion and work tirelessly to hold the insurance companies accountable and win the best possible result for the people we serve. Call us today at (281) 371-6345 or complete our simple online form to request your free consultation.

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.

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