One of the most popular questions we get asked by accident victims is if we feel they need an attorney. A while ago, we wrote an article about some of the signs you can use to tell if your case needs a professional’s touch.
A few months ago we explained what an injury attorney actually does.
“Your attorney will thoroughly go through your case to see exactly what hurdles may be faced in a litigation setting. The process almost always begins with an initial case assessment and investigation.”
If you think you’d feel better with someone to walk you through the process, you need a personal injury lawyer.
One of favorite articles of the last few weeks, was our collection of Need A Lawyer Videos. The videos in the article (like the one above,) highlight a few of the situations where you might find a lawyer advantageous. Generally, the more complex your case gets, the more you’ll benefit from working with an attorney.
“There’s a practice popular with some personal injury lawyers–the 24/7 phone line. You may be wondering just how it’s possible for a lawyer to maintain a 24/7 phone line. Modern answering services, often provided by call centers, fill the need during the off hours. ”
At the end of the day, an attorney is a busy professional in a high-stress job. That makes many attorneys seem unapproachable. Many good attorneys develop systems to help them manage the stress. As a prospective client, you can take advantage of this same approach to make sure you get the best possible outcome for your case. If you think you might need a personal injury attorney, one of the best things you can do is schedule free consultations.
“There are firms that make their money by working cases in bulk. This means that they would quite a few cases at once. It can also mean your case is primarily worked by support staff. Having support staff in general is a good thing, but ask your attorney if they will be working your case themselves.”
You can find this question and more in our guide to getting the most out of free consultations.
If you or someone you’ve talked to in the last few weeks is trying to figure out if they need a personal injury lawyer, these resources should help!