Thursday, April 18, 2013

How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Lawyer

When most people hear the words "personal injury attorney", the first image that jumps into their head is that of the sleazy ambulance chaser or the guy whose ad appears during every commercial break. Unfortunately, the public's perception of personal injury attorneys is largely negative and sadly that perception is not entirely unearned. In this article I will explore some of the ways people can make a more informed decision when looking to hire a lawyer. 

Volume Firms: 

We have all seen the lawyer whose face is plastered on every billboard within 50 square miles of the city, we have seen their annoying ads on tv and listened to their awful radio jingles that get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Most personal injury attorneys who saturate their local market with their ads are what I refer to as "volume firms". Volume firms are law firms that operate by bringing in as many cases as they can. Their ads often offer promises of "a fast check" or "getting you all the money that you deserve". The problem with these firms is that they exist solely make money as quickly as possible. Consequently, I would avoid hiring a volume firm at all costs. 

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