Nobody wants to require the services of a personal injury lawyer. The fact is that when someone hires an attorney, it is usually because they have been hurt and are in pain. This isn’t necessarily the ideal attitude to have while looking for an attorney.
These indicators should be at the forefront of your mind whether you have picked an attorney and are unsure if they are the appropriate match, or you are contemplating hiring an attorney and want to know what signals to watch for to avoid picking the incorrect attorney. Contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 right immediately if you want to speak with an expert attorney who can provide a free legal consultation.
They are unable to communicate effectively with you
Yes, you want an attorney to respond your calls and emails, but that is the very minimum. You require an attorney who will keep you informed throughout the procedure and explain each step. You can bet that if your lawyer doesn’t communicate effectively with you, he or she won’t communicate well with insurers, attorneys, or judges.
They don’t show you any respect
Yes, you want a lawyer who will battle for you, but you also require a lawyer that you can trust. You should go on to someone else if they don’t respect you and don’t seem to be taking your issue seriously.
They aren’t clearly defining billing
The great majority of personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency basis, which means you don’t have to pay them anything until they win your case, and they earn a share of the money you win. While payment isn’t required right now, you should understand how you’ll be paid, when you’ll be invoiced, and how much you’ll be charged.
They aren’t being completely honest with you
Delivering unpleasant news is a part of an attorney’s job. Whether they like it or not, they must do it. This is not a good indicator if your attorney avoids notifying you about problems or bumps in the road, or if you believe they are lying to you about the status of your case.
They insist on reaching an agreement or going to court
You want an attorney who will try to settle the case if at all feasible, but isn’t hesitant to go to court if necessary. If they appear eager to settle and don’t want to contemplate going to court, or if they don’t seem interested in settling and just want to go to court, it’s probable that your best interests aren’t their first priority.
Call DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 if you need to speak with an honest attorney who will communicate with you, be transparent about billing, and do whatever is best for your case.