If you have hired an attorney to represent you in a personal injury case, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky wants you to pay close attention to how your attorney is handling your case. If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you should know that the insurance company on the other side will be hiring the best attorneys available.
When you pursue a settlement claim, you don’t actually usually get money from the responsible party. Instead, you’ll get a check from his or her insurance company. As you probably know, insurance companies are not in the business of losing money. Therefore, they will bring their best; shouldn’t you be doing the same.
Even if you think that you have a good attorney, there are times when it doesn’t work out. If you begin to think that this is might be the case for you, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky wants you to take action as soon as possible so you don’t end up losing money. Here are a few warning signs to look for:
Your Lawyer Is Not Communicating with You: Chances are your attorney will have other clients, so his or her time will be tight. You shouldn’t expect an email reply within the hour but within the day is certainly reasonable. If you find that your attorney is not responding to your messages and you have no idea where your case is going, you may want to start looking elsewhere.
Your Lawyer Is Kind of a Jerk: This is not to say that you have to get along perfectly with your attorney, but you shouldn’t hate him or her either. If you don’t want to be around your attorney, others probably won’t either. Although your attorney should be tough, he or she shouldn’t be nasty. If you think your lawyer is kind of a jerk, you might want to question whether he or she is best for your case..
Your Lawyer Doesn’t Know What He or She Is Doing: Harmon, Linder, & Rogowsky reviews every case before it decides to take one on. The truth is that lawyers do not know everything about law and some skill sets are not just conducive for specific cases. You should have a good talk during the consultation to rule out ones you’re unsure about; however, even after you hire your attorney, you can still replace him or her if he or she is not doing a good job representing you.