Is Your Injury Attorney Looking Out For You? Is Your Attorney Too Quick To Settle Your Case For Pennies on the Dollar? Who Really Handles Your Case–The Attorney or the Secretary?

Posted on 12/30/13

You have many choices when looking for a personal injury attorney. Everywhere in Connecticut, especially in areas around Danbury, Waterbury, Stamford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, you are surrounded by fancy commercials, billboards, and catchy slogans from law firms in the area. You may even have been visited by a case runner trying to steer you to a particular firm. However, once you hire these big firms, you never really know who exactly is working on your case.

Unfortunately in some law firms, the attorney hands off your case to a staff member, secretary, or case manager, who works entirely on your case, and you will rarely or never hear from that attorney again. For some reason, the attorney may not have the time, patience, or expertise to give your case utmost care and excellence.

These kinds of law firms want to settle a case as quickly as possible. They advertise that they get you money quickly, but this often means just taking the first offer so they can move on to the next case. They do not evaluate all of your options for the case, meaning that you are not making the most out of your time or receiving the maximum that you can for your injuries. Sometimes, a “low impact” injury, or a “soft tissue” injury, can turn into a severe injury only after the case has been settled and closed. You cannot then go back to reopen your case to have the new medical bills paid. In fact, insurance companies know the lawyers that never put a case in suit. They know the trick of drafting up a quick complaint to threaten to file a lawsuit, but rarely is it more than bluffing. When the insurance companies know that there is no threat of litigation and no attempt to demand that you are fairly compensated for your injury, the numbers stay low, and so will your compensation.

Suffering a serious injury could become a traumatic experience for the victim. Injuries can take a serious toll on the daily life of an individual and his or her loved ones. Some large firms view cases as just that- cases to be closed and money to be made. Look for an attorney who cares about you as a person, offers moral support during this tough time, and doesn’t just hand off the case to someone else. Additionally, a dedicated attorney will handle the nerve-wracking process of your case so you can recover peacefully. This includes:

  • Communicating with the insurance companies and the medical offices
  • Making sure any damaged property is repaired
  • Investigating and documenting every aspect of your case

Your attorney should take the time to explain every document to you thoroughly, so that you understand what you sign, and explain all of your options and the pros and cons of each. The attorney should also continue to keep you informed and update you on the status of your case throughout the entire process.

Individual situations are all different so it is important that the attorney working on your case gives your case special attention and addresses your specific needs. The attorney who makes the effort to understand all of the facts of your case will give you the best personalized legal advice.

When you visit the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, you can rest assured knowing that the attorney you are meeting is the attorney handling your case. Attorney James Welcome handles each case personally and the staff is there to help and guide you, not to call you only when they need something. Attorney Welcome will give you individualized attention and investigate every option you may have so you can receive the best possible outcome for your claim.

If you or someone you know is one of the hundreds of thousands of unfortunate people involved in a serious accident where you received significant injuries, you deserve compensation. I am here to answer any questions you have and give legal advice concerning personal injury cases.