If you're in the process of choosing an attorney, and you're wondering, should I get a second opinion concerning my personal injury case? Think about it like this, if you are getting a large repair done on your home and it's going to cost a lot of money, would you want more than one opinion or would you go with the first guy you spoke to?
For a lot of us, when there is a lot at risk we want to speak with multiple people on how they are going to best help 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 assist with your claim?
Here are a few important factors to look for when considering which law practice you intend to hire to assist with your personal injury case.
Your Lawyer Needs to Offer Regular Communication
Accessible and regular communication with your attorney will guarantee that you are getting the necessary updates regarding your claim so it can move along efficiently, and so that you feel you're getting the assistance you need during this hard time.
Let's face it, personal injury claims can take some time to settle. This means you might be working with your attorney for months, or in some cases, years. You want to ensure that the lawyer you pick is keeping you up to date about the details of your case.
It is necessary for you to totally understand what is going on, and if there is anything your attorney needs from you, it's vital that you understand so you can keep your case going. Plus, who wants to work 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 tell during your initial consultation if the lawyer is going to pressure you. For example, did they want you to sign a contract before you even had the chance to meet with them and speak to them regarding your claim?
It's important that you find an attorney that is going to respect you and your wishes. This means you want to find a law firm that is willing to take your case to court 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.
Be sure you ask the attorney if they have trial experience and if they are willing to do whatever it takes to help you receive the compensation that you are owed.
Your Attorney Should Encourage You to Get Medical Care
When you are involved in a personal injury accident it is essential for your wellbeing and your claim to get the help of a doctor as soon as possible after the accident takes place.
Having your injuries recorded by a medical professional will help strengthen your case. Your lawyer should be encouraging you to get treatment 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 big red flag and you should definitely talk to another attorney.
Attorneys need to be prepared for injury treatment to take some time. Especially if the accident was serious. They should be patient and willing to wait until you're fully recovered before rushing into filing a demand letter.
The quicker you get medical help, the quicker you can begin your road to recovery. It will be a lot easier for your attorney to present a claim for compensation if you got medical assistance in a timely manner.
Why Pick First Law Group for Your Personal Injury Accident Claim
If you were involved in a Personal Injury Accident, and you're in the process of finding a lawyer to assist with your claim, get in touch with First Law Group for a free consultation.
Our lawyers are always ready 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 regarding your claim, and we promise to answer your questions and keep you notified of all the information involving your case.
We always encourage our clients to receive the help of a skilled Chiropractor after being involved in a personal injury accident. We also give referrals to chiropractors near you so you can receive the care that you need to recover quickly.
If you have talked to another law firm, that's alright, we are happy to be your second opinion, and if we are the first law firm you have consulted with, that's okay too, we will be here when you make your choice.
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.