We all have different tastes, and varying notions of what makes a thing great. Some of us tend to the simple yet sophisticated, while others are into ostentation and flair. Just like there is no one way to be well-dressed or well-read, there are different styles of lawyering, and all different kinds of attorneys make good lawyers.
Still, there are some general signs of someone who is, frankly, just no good. If you see these in your personal injury lawyer, you should reconsider representation.
Fast Food Lawyering
Some law firms specialize in fast food lawyering, which is to say they have a single approach to all cases. They make promises, guarantee specific results, insist you settle, and are pretty vague about when they will communicate about your case.
Maybe you will end up with one of these lawyers because they invest a lot of resources in advertising and have offices nationwide. But these firms are commonly referred to as settlement mills because they do not practice law ethically and they don't put their clients first.
Three Warning Signs
Three signs of a shady injury lawyer to watch for, spelled out, are as follows:
Consult With Counsel
If you have been injured, consult with an attorney, or even two or three. Many lawyers will consult for free or a low fee and will be happy to assess your case. Pick the lawyer that's to your taste ... and someone who will be great.