When faced with a problem that requires legal counsel, you may be uncertain about the best person to approach. Do you go to a litigator or a trial lawyer? It is important to understand the difference in order to get the help you need.
There are two types of lawyers. Those who handle the litigation of a case from start to finish and also conduct the trial for a case. Then there are those who handle matters at the preliminary stage, but need to bring in another lawyer to handle the trial if the matter goes to court.
If this happens, you will be paying two or three lawyers. This can financially throw you off track. Especially if you did not know this from the beginning. It is important to understand that a lawyer may be a litigator but not a trial attorney.
What a trial lawyer does
A trial lawyer will represent you in court if the case goes to trial. He will examine and cross-examine witnesses and present arguments to the judge and/or jury. A litigator can argue at preliminary hearings and may also attend mediation meetings to try and settle a matter out of court.
Apart from the extra cost when another lawyer has to be brought in, there are other disadvantages. One is the time factor. The ideal is to have a court matter settled soon as possible. If a trial lawyer needs to be brought in, it may be necessary to request an extension for the new lawyer to be brought up to speed.
The other disadvantage is that a new trial lawyer may not understand the facts of the case or the intricacies and personalities of those involved. It can also be a problem if you are dealing with a trial lawyer who is a general lawyer, rather than a trial lawyer who is specialized in a particular field. A general lawyer may not have the in-depth understanding of the underlying substantive law to enable them to argue and swing the decision of the courts in the favor of the client they are representing.
Brad Pistotnik Law
If you have been injured in an auto accident, motorcycle accident or a semi-truck accident, Brad Pistotnik is the attorney to call. Depending on the circumstances, Brad may enter mediation to try and take care of the matter out of court. If that doesn't work, he will file a case and will represent you as your trial lawyer.
Brad has helped thousands of Kansas residents who have been injured in road accidents get the compensation they deserve. Apart from Wichita, he also represents clients in other towns including Dodge City, Liberal, Garden City, Pittsburg, Newton just a few. Brad Pistotnik Law also represents clients in other cities across the state. He works with lawyers who are licensed in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Kansas. Pistotnik Law also does Pro Hav Vice work in the states of Texas, Missouri as well as other states.
Brad Pistotnik can be reached anytime at 800-241-BRAD, 316-684-4400, his or cell phone number at 316-706-5020. You can also contact Tony Atterbury by calling 316-617-9237.
Call Pistotnik Law and rest assured that your case is in the hands of a very dedicated and competent law team that is there to help you get the compensation that you deserve.