Over Millions in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients
$12 Million Boating Accident
$7 Million Automobile Accident
$3.7 Million Slip and Fall
$3.5 Million Motorcycle Accident
$2.5 Million Pedestrian Accident

Qualities to Look for in a Wellington Premises Liability Attorney

Even if you’ve taken all the necessary steps to protect your claim, such as gathering evidence and visiting a doctor, your case could still be put in jeopardy if you hire an incompetent, inexperienced, or overworked attorney. Let’s explore a few qualities that separate the best premises liability lawyers from the rest:

  • Experience Handling Premises Liability Cases: There are plenty of attorneys in Wellington who accept personal injury cases. But if a law firm’s primary areas of practice are car accidents, dog bites, and other legal areas outside of premises liability law, they might not have an in-depth understanding of the case law and statutes related to your claim. At Donaldson & Weston, we have many years of experience achieving successful outcomes in a wide array of premises liability cases. We know what it takes to win substantial settlements and verdicts in claims involving slips and falls, negligent security, parking lot accidents, poolside injuries, accidents on public property, injuries at apartment complexes, and many other case types.
  • Plenty of Positive Testimonials: When you do an online search for the prospective law firm, do you see reviews from past clients? If the vast majority of those testimonials aren’t positive, it would probably be best to look elsewhere for representation. Take a closer look to find out the types of cases the reviews are about. Do they mostly pertain to criminal or divorce cases? Or to another legal area outside of personal injury law? If so, personal injury law might not be a primary focus, so the attorney may not have the knowledge or experience to provide effective representation.
  • Honesty About Your Claim’s Weaknesses: Some attorneys are reluctant to discuss the potential weaknesses of a client’s case because they want to secure the client’s business. But the best lawyers are candid about the complications that might arise during the proceedings. Our premises liability lawyers will be honest with you from day one, even if that means discussing potential negative outcomes.
Mistakes to Avoid During the Claims Process

You may already be familiar with some of the common mistakes personal injury claimants make such as admitting fault or ignoring important evidence. But there are countless errors a claimant can make inadvertently that lead to disputes, delays, or complications. Examples include:

  • Failing to Visit a Doctor: The insurance company will almost certainly dispute your claim if you don’t get an official diagnosis. And the sooner you visit a doctor, the better, because delaying treatment might be considered a failure to mitigate your damages, which has the potential to reduce your net recovery.
  • Mentioning Your Case Online: It’s best to stay off social media until the conclusion of your case. Otherwise, the claims adjuster might scan your profiles for posts that can be used to dispute your claim.
  • Speaking to the Insurance Company: You should let your Wellington premises liability attorney handle all dialogue with the insurer so you don’t provide statements that bring liability or the severity of your injuries into question.
What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.