If you're in the process of hiring a lawyer, and you're asking yourself, should I get a second opinion concerning my personal injury claim? Think of it like this, if you are getting a huge repair done on your home and it's going to cost a ton of money, would you want more than one opinion or would you choose the first guy you spoke with?
For a lot of us, when there is a lot at risk we want to talk to multiple people on how they are going to best assist in our time of need. So why wouldn't you want to speak with a few lawyers to see who is going to be able to best help with your claim?
Here are a few important things to look for when looking at which law practice you intend to hire to assist with your Personal Injury Claim:
Your Attorney Should Offer Regular Communication
Accessible and regular communication with your attorney will ensure that you are getting the important updates about your case so it can move forward efficiently, and so that you feel you're receiving the assistance you need during this difficult time.
Let's face it, Personal Injury Claims can take a while to settle. This means you might be working with your lawyer for months, or in some cases, years. You want to ensure that the attorney you pick is keeping you up to date regarding the facts of your claim.
It's important for you to totally understand what is going on, and if there is anything your attorney needs from you, it's important that you understand so you can keep your claim going. Plus, who wants to deal with somebody who will not return phone calls or let you know what's going on?
Your Lawyer Should Not Pressure You
You should be able to figure out during your first consultation if the attorney is going to pressure you. For instance, did they want you to sign a contract before you even had the chance to consult with them and speak to them regarding your claim?
It's important that you find a lawyer that is going to respect you and your wishes. This means you want to hire a law firm that is willing to take your case to trial if you do not get offered the appropriate settlement amount. Some law firms do not even prepare a case for trial because they will try to pressure you into taking a settlement even if that is not what you want to do.
Make sure you ask the lawyer if they have trial experience and if they are willing to do whatever it takes to help you get the compensation that you are owed.
Your Lawyer Should Encourage you to Seek Medical Care
When you are involved in a Personal Injury Accident it is crucial for your health and your claim to get the help of a doctor immediately after the accident occurs.
Having your injuries recorded by a medical expert will help strengthen your claim. Your attorney should be encouraging you to seek care for as long as you need to. If they are rushing you to finish before the doctor has released you, or telling you not to go at all, this is a huge red flag and you should definitely talk to a different lawyer.
Lawyers need to be prepared for injury care to take some time. Particularly if the accident was serious. They need to be patient and willing to wait until you're totally recovered before rushing into filing a demand letter.
The sooner you seek medical help, the quicker you can start your road to recovery. It will be much easier for your attorney to present a claim for compensation if you received medical help in a timely manner.
Why Pick First Law Group for your Personal Injury Accident Case
If you were involved in a Personal Injury Accident, and you're in the process of hiring an attorney to help with your case, contact First Law Group for a free consultation.
Our attorneys are always prepared to take your case to trial if you are not offered a settlement amount that you are owed.
We keep open communication with our clients, we want you to feel as if you can ask us anything about your case, and we promise to answer your questions and keep you notified of all the details involving your claim.
We always encourage our clients to see the help of a skilled Chiropractor after being involved in a personal injury accident. We also provide referrals to chiropractors near you so you can receive the treatment that you need to recover quickly.
If you have consulted with another law firm, that's alright, we are happy to be your second opinion, and if we are the first law firm you have talked to, that's alright too, we will be here when you make your decision.
At the First Law Group, the client comes first. Contact us today for a free case evaluation where we will discuss your health needs first, then get you the compensation you deserve.