South Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Matthew Waring explains what could be slowing down your case.
So you've got a personal injury case. You've done the right thing and hired a lawyer. Now what?
I recently wrote an article titled How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take? But I wanted to touch on some more reasons why your case might not be moving as fast as you expected.
In my opinion, the single biggest factor in how fast your case resolves is your attorney. Sure, there are some factors outside of the lawyer's control which may be slowing down your case such as contested liability, healthcare liens, hospital records and bills, and insurer bad faith. But good personal injury attorneys will work as quickly as possible to overcome obstacles in order to keep cases moving along. If your lawyer is reactive versus proactive, he or she may be slowing down your case.
If you suspect that your lawyer might be slowing down your case, review these common signs:
- Not available on a daily basis?
- Not returning your calls or text messages?
- Not giving you enough guidance?
- Too busy/too many cases?
- Not staying current on obtaining medical records and bills?
- Not informing you of the case status at least once a week?
- Not having a clear plan for resolving your case?
If you said yes to any of the questions listed above, then you might not be getting the representation that you deserve. Simple as that.
Matthew Waring is a Personal Injury Attorney based in Boca Raton. He knows insurance companies because he used to work for them.
Matthew Waring understands the sense of urgency many of his clients feel when waiting for a case to settle. For many accident victims with a personal injury claim, their settlement is literally their financial lifeline.
“We're not just fighting to recover money for our clients. We're fighting against delay.”