WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN A BIG AND A SMALLER PERSONAL INJURY FIRMS?
THE PERSONAL ATTENTION THAT YOU RECEIVE WITH A SMALLER PERSONAL INJURY FIRM CAN BE A TREMENDOUS ADVANTAGE.
It is easy to be confused by the glut of advertising put out by large personal injury firms. Many people are mistakenly led to the conclusion that because larger personal injury firms advertise more, they are better. This could not be further from the truth for most clients.
THE DIFFERENCE IN BIG AND SMALL(-ER) IS USUALLY IN THE ABILITY OF SMALL(-ER) FIRM PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS TO ACTUALLY PAY ATTENTION TO YOU AND YOUR CASE
In smaller personal injury firms, you will typically find that your lawyer has the ability to spend personal time on you and your case. Your lawyer will have the ability to call you every now and then to see how you are doing and to see if you have questions. Imagine that! A lawyer actually calling you to see how you are doing? That is virtually unheard of amongst larger firm personal injury lawyers. That is because when you are represented by a smaller firm, you have the ability to build a relationship with your attorney. Your attorney will actually get to know you and your case, and that can yield real returns for you at the end of your case. If you personal injury attorney is personally connected to you and your case, he/she is more likely to take the resolution of the case as a personal matter, not a business transaction.
WE ONLY ACCEPT YOU INJURY CASE IF WE ARE WILLING TO PUT IN THE TIME NEEDED TO HELP YOU.
In a lot of the larger personal injury law firms, cases are accepted with no real expectation that any lawyer will actually commit the time and resources required to help the client. Those personal injury firms simply plan to delegate the case(s) out to a paralegal that will basically work to settle the case when they have the time. Clients are truly penalized in these arrangements. They don’t get advice, and they don’t get a time commitment from an attorney necessary to obtain the recovery that they deserve.
When we accept an injury case, we commit to the client that we (the lawyers in our firm) will commit the time and effort necessary to help the client throughout the case.