Personal Injury

Red Flags to Avoid When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm

Choosing a personal injury lawyer and pursuing compensation after an accident can be challenging. But there is a lot at stake when you’re injured, including your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Most personal injury lawyers are there to help. But not every attorney gives your case the best odds at success or offers the level of comfort you want from someone responsible for getting you the compensation you need.

While skill, experience, and a record of success are some things you should pay attention to, some red flags to avoid when hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Some law firms have extensive practice areas. When an attorney covers too many cases, they might not develop the knowledge and understanding required to excel at personal injury law. Look for a lawyer who concentrates on helping people injured or harmed by someone’s negligence. This focus allows them to bring a higher level of care that your case deserves.

What Does Your Instinct Tell You?

Personal injury attorneys explore the facts of a case. They collect evidence, testimony, and documentation. They also listen to their instincts and should urge you to do the same. If something about a prospective lawyer does not feel right to you, move on. Clients rightfully expect a lot from attorneys because so much is on the line. Your attorney represents you. You have a right to feel comfortable and confident with your legal representation.

Details Matter

There are many details and deadlines in a personal injury case. You deserve an attorney who dots I’s and crosses T’s, not someone who lets things slide.

A competent attorney doesn’t need to be a neat freak. But if you go into a law office that is not clean, has piles of unfiled documents, or doesn’t feel like a professional workspace, you might want to keep looking.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Clear and consistent communication is vital to the success of your case. You don’t want communications with your attorney to be a problem. You are the client, and you should get regular updates. If you leave a message or send an email, you should get a reply within 24 hours.

If your attorney ignores your messages or is not communicative, it could mean that they:

  • Are disorganized
  • Have more cases than they can handle effectively
  • Feel your case isn’t as important as others, so you won’t get the attention you deserve

You’re Under Pressure to Settle

Most personal injury cases end with a settlement but not always. If a lawyer is pressuring you to settle, it may mean that they:

  • Have a cash flow problem
  • Are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with litigation
  • Cannot stand up to an aggressive insurance adjuster

Personal injury attorneys get paid when you get paid either through a settlement or jury verdict. However, the decision to accept a settlement or file a lawsuit is yours to make.

The Kemmy Law Firm Difference

The Kemmy Law Firm is a legal team dedicated to getting results for you and your loved ones.

  • We focus on plaintiff law and helping injured people recover compensation and justice.
  • We have recovered more than $50 million in damages through settlements and verdicts.
  • Our offices are welcoming yet always organized and professional.
  • We stay in touch with our clients and return messages and emails by the next day.
  • We work on contingency only – no recovery, no fee.

The Kemmy Law Firm is a family-run firm with dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West Texas, Hobbs, New Mexico, Midland-Odessa, and the Permian Basin.

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The decision to hire an attorney is a serious one. We invite you to call the Kemmy Law Firm to learn why so many people choose us.

Call the office that’s most convenient for you for a free consultation.

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When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.