When you are trying to find a local personal injury lawyer, there are six tips you should follow. You should ensure the attorney you are considering:
- Specializes in personal injury law
- Receives large settlements and verdicts
- Is active in trial lawyer associations and groups
- Has testimonials and reviews that are credible
- Will work off a contingency fee
- Is helpful, engaging, and active online
Let’s look at whether David Kohm fits these criteria.
1. Personal Injury Law Specialization
David does primarily focus on personal injury law according to his firm’s website. He lists his practice areas as including:
- Social security
- Wrongful deaths
- Work injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hospital liens
- Head and brain injuries
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Neck and back injuries
This is an excellent list for tip one.
2. Receives Large Settlements and Verdicts for Clients
There are no verdicts or settlements relating to prior personal injury cases mentioned on David’s website, but this is fairly common. When you do read about settlements, you need to ensure the case was similar to your case to know what to expect as his client.
We suggest you ask about David’s previous verdicts and settlements when you contact him.
3. Active in Trial Lawyer Associations and Groups
You will notice that David is board certified if you look at the Attorney Profiles page on his website.
You can also find that he
- Was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990
- Has practiced before the U.S. District Court, Northern District since 1990
- Received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas in 1989
- Received an MBA from the University of Michigan
Combing his website and LinkedIn profile, we had a hard time finding other information about what groups and associations David is a part of. Let’s move on to tip four.
4. Testimonials and Reviews
When you look at the firm’s Client Reviews section on their website, you can see a collection of reviews and ratings from Google, Avvo, and BirdEye. Unfortunately, you do not see pictures of the clients who left reviews. It is possible to fake reviews on each of the sites mentioned, and the firm can reach out to previous clients and staff to have them leave reviews. Based on an astounding 391 reviews, David S. Kohm & Associates has a 4.9 out of 5 stars rating.
Of the 391 reviews on his site, there are zero one- or two-star ratings. That is impressive considering people generally only go online to leave reviews when they are upset.
Now that we know David Kohm is great for tip number four, it is time to look at tip five.
5. Contingency Fee Work
On the Personal Injury section of David’s website, he does not come right out and say that they work on a contingency basis. However, there is a passage where they talk about how most personal injury lawyers only get paid after winning your case, which suggests that they are amenable to this sort of arrangement.
We can give David a tentative thumbs-up for tip five.
6. Helpful, Engaging, and Active Online
David Kohm’s site is incredibly active. In addition to having plenty of information about their services and attorneys, the blog appears to be updated multiple times per week. They also list a full complement of social media resources, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.
David Kohm looks like a top-quality personal injury lawyer based on his online presence. You may want to consider reaching out and discussing your personal injury case with David Kohm in the Arlington, Fort Worth, or Dallas area.