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Signs Your Personal Injury Attorney Is Not Doing A Good Job


After suffering injuries in an accident because of someone else’s fault, it is only right that you take the necessary steps to ensure they compensate you for your injuries and damages. After an accident, a personal injury attorney can help you take the necessary steps to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. However, you can only recover the compensation you deserve from an at-fault party if you hire the right personal injury attorney. Considering the many losses and damages that come after an accident, you cannot afford to settle for second-rate legal services.

Unfortunately, choosing the right personal injury attorney is not that easy. With so many attorneys out there giving accident victims false but tempting promises, it is very easy to choose the wrong personal injury attorney. It is not too late if you are worried that your current personal injury attorney is not doing a good job. If your current attorney is not doing a good job, you still have time to find a new attorney. However, just because you notice one small thing does not mean your attorney is not doing a good job and that you need to replace them. Usually, there are several things you need to look out for, so you can determine for sure that your personal injury attorney is not the right fit for you.

Below are three common signs that your personal injury attorney is not doing a good job;

Poor Communication

If your personal injury attorney rarely picks or returns your calls or rarely replies to your messages or emails, it is a sign that they are not doing a good job. When you hire a personal injury attorney, you expect them to communicate well with you, which is exactly what they should do throughout your case.

Your File Does Not Make Sense

Remember, you have the right to see your case file at any time during the course of your personal injury case. When going through your file, make sure you look at what is going on in the file. Even though understanding a legal file might be challenging for you, you can probably still tell when something in your file does not make sense. If you come across something you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion from another attorney.

Your Attorney Is Not Negotiating or Is Negotiating Ineffectively

One of the main responsibilities of your personal injury attorney is to negotiate a fair settlement for you. If your attorney doesn’t seem to know how to negotiate with insurance companies or is not even trying to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, then they are not doing a good job. For example, you can tell an attorney does not know how to negotiate if they try to settle a case before discovery.

Contact Us for Legal Help

You deserve to work with an attorney who will handle your case dedicatedly and carefully. So, if you believe your attorney is not the right fit for you, do not hesitate to find a new attorney. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm are committed to advocating for accident victims’ best interests and handling clients’ cases with utmost dedication and care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, and West Palm Beach areas.



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