Are Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Clients’ Best Interests?

written by Attorney¬†Linda P. Cohen If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of incurring an injury while in a vehicle or otherwise, it is important to find a personal injury attorney who has your best interest at heart. Not only should they excel in litigating personal injury claims, you want to know they will personally handle your case and watch out for your dollars (and pennies) being spent. Many attorneys, including some who have prolific ads on TV, refer their cases out to other attorneys. After you sign the paperwork, they get a fee and pass you on to someone else. You never see them again! It is crucial you have the confidence of the attorney representing you. A conscientious attorney will stay in contact with you, keep you updated on what is to come, and take the time to discuss your current and future health as well as your concerns. I have literally seen boutique trial attorneys hand clients off to their paralegals until it is time to go to trial. It is too inconvenient for some attorneys to communicate directly with their clients after they get them to sign the initial paperwork. Many of these same attorneys do not bother to find out what is important to their clients and so make important decisions without their clients’ input which often understandably frustrates their clients. Continue reading