What to do when you can’t speak to your personal injury attorney…
Posted by Ben Sessions | | Personal Injury
It is a common complaint among people with pending personal injury cases that they cannot reach their attorney to speak with them regarding their case. As a client, you deserve to have prompt communication from your lawyer regarding events in your case and, particularly, events that may affect the resolution of the case.
If I haven’t heard from my lawyer, is there a certain amount of time at which I should reach out to my attorney?
One of the most common reasons why people that already have a personal injury attorney contact our office is because they cannot reach their attorney. There is not a set amount of time or intervals at which you must speak with your attorney, and it is not uncommon for there to be long (6 months or longer) during which very little is occurring in your case. That being said, you absolutely want to speak to your lawyer if the case has not been resolved and more than 18 months has elapsed since your injury. In this instance, your statute of limitations is rapidly approaching and a lawsuit must be filed in order to prevent the claim from being barred by the statute of limitation.