No one wants to need a personal injury attorney. The truth is that when a person ends up calling an attorney, it is because they have been injured and are suffering. This is not always the best mindset to be able to find the right attorney.
Whether you have chosen an attorney and you are not sure if they are the right fit, or you are considering choosing an attorney and you want to know what signs to look for to avoid hiring the wrong attorney, these signs should be at the forefront of your mind. If you want to talk to an experienced attorney who can offer a free legal consultation, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right away.
- They Do Not Communicate Well with You
- They Do Not Treat You with Respect
- They Are Not Clear About Billing
- They Are Not Honest with You
- They Insist on Settling or Going to Court
Yes, you want an attorney to return your phone calls and emails, but that is the very minimum of communication. You need a lawyer who will communicate through the process and explain each step. If your attorney does not communicate well with you, then you can likely count on them not communicating well with insurers, attorneys, or judges.
Yes, you need an attorney who will fight for you, but you also need an attorney you can trust. If they do not respect you and you feel as though they do not take your case seriously, then you should move on to someone else.
The vast majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay them until they win your case, and that they will get a percentage of the money you win. While payment might not be necessary right now, you should be clear on how you will be billed, when you will be billed, and how much it will be.
Part of an attorney’s job is delivering bad news. Like it or not, they have to do it. If you find that your attorney is avoiding telling you about obstacles or bumps, or you feel they are lying to you about the status of your case, this is not a good sign.
You want an attorney who will work to settle the claim if possible but who is also not afraid to go to court. If they seem anxious to settle and do not want to consider court, or if they do not seem open to settling and only want to take the case to court, then it is likely that your best interests are not the most important things to them.
If you need to talk to an honest attorney who will communicate with you, be clear about billing, and is willing to do whatever is best for your case, then we invite you to call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.