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What Makes an Excellent Personal Injury Lawyer?

October 26, 2017 By John Torgenson

Suffering a personal injury is a physically and emotionally stressful experience. Obviously, the actual injury itself may have caused physical pain to you or your loved ones. However, the overall process of seeking compensation for your injuries can be equally taxing. Because of this, it is essential that you find a personal injury attorney that will adequately represent your interests to ensure that you are fully compensated for your personal injuries. To assist you in your lawyer selection process, we at Torgenson Law have identified four primary characteristics that define a quality personal injury lawyer.

Personal Injury Expertise

First and foremost, your personal injury attorney should be one that specifically specializes in personal injury law. Often times, lawyers have multiple practice areas, such as family law, patent law, will and trusts, etc. in addition to personal injury law. While these lawyers are undoubtedly competent in their numerous practice areas, they may be lacking when it comes to the nuances and details associated with personal injury law. Accordingly, you should find an attorney who is a personal injury specialist.

At Torgenson Law, we exclusively practice personal injury law, and our legal team is comprised of personal injury experts. We understand the intricacies of personal injury cases, and we recognize the various complex circumstances and situations that can arise in any given case. With our skills, we are adept at fighting against insurance companies and other defendants to ensure our clients’ well being.

Openness and Accessibility

One of the major complaints clients have about their lawyers is their lack of approachability or failure to maintain constant communication regarding their case. This creates a stereotype of smugness and arrogance among lawyers, which limits the level of trust that a client may have in their attorney. Also, it prevents clients from relating to their lawyers. Thus, your lawyer should be one that consistently updates you on your case and otherwise makes themselves available to you throughout your attorney-client relationship.

Here, at Torgneson Law, we welcome and encourage emails, telephone calls, and face-to-face meetings, so that you feel comfortable and reassured that your case is in good hands. Also, our legal team is swift in responding each of your questions or concerns. Most importantly, we are simply individuals, not unlike you, who are committed to their professions. Our only job and our primary goal is to make sure that you are adequately compensated for your losses.


A great lawyer is not afraid to do what is necessary to support their clients’ interests. Unfortunately, many personal injury lawyers refuse to or are otherwise afraid to go to trial. Perhaps, they do not want to expend their resources, or they may simply be too nervous to argue your case in front of a judge. Regardless of their reasons, your personal injury lawyer must be someone who will willingly and passionately fight for you and your loved ones.

Our Torgenson Law legal team has extensive trial experience, and we will stop at nothing to defend your needs. We will confidently stand our ground against insurance companies and other at-fault defendants who are unwilling to make reasonable settlement offers for your claims. Furthermore, if necessary, we will not hesitate to proceed to trial to seek necessary compensation for your personal injuries.

Honesty and Sincerity

The most important qualities of a good personal injury attorney are honesty and sincerity. As a personal injury victim, you have experienced something that no person should have to go through due to the fault of another. This requires a unique legal representation that is unlike any other attorney-client relationship. You need someone who truly cares for you and can sympathize with the losses you have endured.

At Torgenson Law, we have litigated and settled countless personal injury claims. Accordingly, we are aware that no personal injury case is the same. Nonetheless, we treat each of our clients with the same level of respect and care regardless of the severity of their claims. At our firm, we are like family to one another. If you require our legal expertise, you become apart of the Torgenson family as well.

You deserve a lawyer that possesses these qualities to represent your personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, do not hesitate to call Torgenson Law at (602) 726-0747. We are experienced personal injury attorneys, and we are confident in our abilities to meet your legal needs.

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John Torgenson

John Torgenson is a highly experienced personal injury lawyer with over 20 years of practice in Arizona. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame. John has a proven track record of securing substantial verdicts and settlements, including an $8.25 million recovery for a gunshot injury victim. His expertise has earned him AVVO ratings and recognition as a Super Lawyer.

John is also a sought-after lecturer on personal injury law, sharing his extensive knowledge with peers and aspiring attorneys. Beyond his legal practice, John is an avid golfer and actively supports organizations like the Military Assistance Mission, Arizona School for the Arts, Page Balloon Regatta, University of Arizona Foundation, Junior Achievement of Arizona, and the Tim Huff Pro Bono Golf Classic.

Passionate about advocating for injury victims, John dedicates his career to battling insurance companies and corporate interests, ensuring that the rights of those who are hurt are vigorously defended.