Should I Receive A Second Opinion Concerning My Personal Injury Claim?
If you're in the process of hiring a lawyer, and you're wondering, should I receive a second opinion about my personal injury claim? Think about 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 go with the first person you spoke with?
For most of us, when there is a lot at stake 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 consult 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 considering which law practice you want to hire to assist with your Personal Injury Claim.
Your Lawyer Should Offer Regular Communication
Open and consistent communication with your lawyer will ensure that you are getting the necessary updates regarding your claim so it can move forward efficiently, and so that you feel you're getting the assistance you need during this difficult time.
Let's face it, Personal Injury Cases can take some time to settle. This means you may be working with your lawyer for months, or sometimes, years. You want to make sure that the attorney you pick is keeping you up to date regarding the facts of your case.
It is necessary for you to completely understand what is happening, 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 work with someone who won't return calls or let you know what's happening?
Your Lawyer Should Not Pressure You
You should be able to tell 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 talk to them regarding your claim?
It is essential that you hire an attorney 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 attempt to pressure you into taking a settlement even if that is not what you would like 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 Get Medical Care
When you are involved in a Personal Injury Accident it is important for your health and your case to seek the help of a doctor immediately after the accident occurs.
Having your injuries recorded by a medical professional will help strengthen your claim. Your lawyer should be encouraging you to receive treatment for as long as you need to. If they are rushing you to finish before the doctor has released you, or advising you not to go at all, this is a big red flag and you should definitely consult with a different attorney.
Lawyers need to be prepared for injury care to take some time. Especially if the accident was severe. They need to be patient and ready to wait until you're fully recovered before rushing into filing a demand letter.
The faster you seek medical help, the quicker you can begin your road to recovery. It will be much easier for your lawyer to present a claim for compensation if you received medical assistance in a timely manner.
Why Choose 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 getting an attorney to assist with your claim, call 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 maintain open communication with our clients, we want you to feel as if you can ask us anything concerning your claim, and we promise to answer your questions and keep you notified of all the details involving your claim.
We always encourage our clients to receive the help of a skilled Chiropractor after being involved in a personal injury accident. We even offer referrals to chiropractors near you so you can get the care that you need to recover quickly.
If you have spoken to another law firm, that's okay, we are happy to be your second opinion, and if we are the first law firm you have spoken with, that's fine too, we will be right here when you make your decision.
At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Pomona, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com