The lawyer you choose will be important. A successful personal injury claim can lead to many benefits such as peace of mind, getting the medical treatment you need, not having to go into debt for medical treatment, getting compensation for the work you missed because of your accident.
Clearly, there is a lot at stake. So, finding a good injury lawyer is going to really matter. If someone else’s careless or reckless behavior caused you to sustain injury, you deserve to receive all of those benefits as well as many more. You also deserve to have an injury lawyer who is working their hardest for you and to ensure you receive those benefits.
Sometimes, insurance companies don’t want you to get what you deserve. So, finding a qualified injury lawyer who will fight for you and litigate your claim is essential. But, how do you find a good lawyer?
Overall, you should trust your gut and pay attention to warning signs. Here are some warning signs to look out for:
Lack of Communication
It is important that you always know where your claim stands and what is going on with your case. You should feel like I can call your attorney and speak with them easily. Also, you should be able to set up a prompt appointment if your lawyer is busy at the time of your call. You should also feel comfortable asking questions and feel that you’re being given honest, accurate answer in a timely manner.
Of course, attorneys are busy. But, if they aren’t good at communicating that is a problem. This could cause more stress for you and doesn’t set up a good working relationship. A good law firm will work to invest all their time into their clients and helping them. If you feel your lawyer doesn’t take the time to communicate with you about your case, this is a red flag. And, if you reach out to them and they won’t offer that in return, this is a really large red flag.
Some red flags are more blatant than others. If your lawyer is unprofessional and doesn’t seem that dedicated to you, it’s probably not going to be the best situation.
Unprofessional conduct can include many things such as:
- Missing appointments
- Showing up late to appointments
- Not having documents filed on time
- Filing paperwork incorrectly
- Not returning calls
- Having a conflict of interest with the case
Lack of Understanding about the Case
There are many areas of law. Some lawyer focus in one practice area while others have experience with many. It is important to find a lawyer who has experience and works in the practice area that your case is in. So, for a personal injury case, find someone who knows those kinds of cases. Also, you will want to make sure they have experience with cases in your area.
If you are seeking the help of an attorney for your personal injury case in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz can help you. We will devote our time and effort to you, and we have experience with many kinds of personal injury cases in the area. Give us a call today at 412-391-3030