You were injured in an accident and needed a personal injury attorney. You may have been referred to a lawyer by friend, or found a local lawyer on the internet, or perhaps your doctor referred you to an attorney. However you found your attorney, it is possible that the relationship is not the right fit.
You and your attorney are partners in your case. You need to get along. You need to respect each other. You need to have an open line of communication. You need to have confidence in your attorney. If those things aren’t there, then you should get a second opinion from another personal injury lawyer.
In all fairness, if there is any telephone work required the attorney would handle it for you. However, as you can see, there is a reason you have to pay in full up-front. You fill out the questionnaires. You get the documentation. You sign the IRS forms and, finally, you mail them in. More often than not, the IRS answers by mail and accepts your case. At that point, the Tax tvister calls you with the good news and takes credit as a powerful negotiator.
Note: This shows a demonstrated interest in injury lawyer and an ability to communicate in writing–important because much of the negotiating in an injury case takes place through written communication.
One of my favorite ploys used by tax relief firms is warning you to be suspicious of any company that guarantees their work. Right, that sounds suspicious doesn’t it? Typically any company guaranteeing their work is anything but suspicious. Clearly a company who guarantees their work has additional, not reduced, credibility. If they don’t feel good about their prospects of helping you and can’t guarantee their work, why should you feel good?
Lawyers have special areas in which they work. Do not just go with any lawyer based on familiarity or misguided advertisements. Make sure the lawyer that handles your case specializes either in divorce or family law. Divorce cases are dicey. You need a lawyer who knows the ropes. Any lawyers outside divorce and family law, avoid like a plague.
You will always find lawyers available, but hiring the right one can be daunting. After all, you didn’t do too good on the first try. And some may not want your case. If you run into legal problems, it usually only takes a few phone calls or emails to get new representation. This time, focus not on the price, but more on experience, availability, and how well you can work with your new lawyer. Disability benefits can change your life, and it’s more than worth it.