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6 signs you need to change your lawyer


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Is your personal injury attorney right for you? Here are 6 signs you may need to change your lawyer. If you decide you need better representation please give us a call at Colucci, Colucci, Marcus and Flavin in Boston MA. Personal injury lawyers specializing in car accident, unique accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, nursing home negligence and more.

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6 signs you need to change your lawyer

  1. 1. 6 Signs You Need to Change Lawyers
  2. 2. Communication Problems
  3. 3. If your lawyer doesn’t call you back quickly or doesn’t respond to your e-mails, that’s a big problem. You may need to get a hold of them for an emergency, and if your attor- ney waits several days, or never responds at all, then you are at serious risk. Profession- al firms use phone answering services so that they can receive calls 24 hours a day. Wouldn’t you rather have a representative that you can reach in a reasonable amount of time?
  4. 4. Big Promises
  5. 5. The practice of law is built on a foundation of hard work and insightful expertise, but the actual outcome of any given case can come down to the whims of a judge, magis- trate or jury. Seasoned pros know this, often from personal experiences where a case that seemed predetermined went the other way, but amateurs and newbies with little experience can slip up and say a specific case is a sure thing. Those aren’t the kind of lawyers you want in your corner.
  6. 6. Bad Attitude
  7. 7. Attorneys regularly deal with delicate situ- ations that require genuine empathy, con- cern and compassion, such as assisting a mother of three who just lost her husband and doesn’t know how she’s going pay their mortgage. If your lawyer is ever snide, con- descending or just plain rude then drop them immediately. If they don’t have the professionalism to show you human cour- tesy, then they will likely have other major flaws in their craft.
  8. 8. Missed Deadlines
  9. 9. Meeting deadlines are essential to representing a client and protecting their legal rights in the court system. An attorney that falls behind on this front is jeopardiz- ing their own client. Even the strongest case will fall apart if counsel can’t get paperwork in on time. You wouldn’t keep a babysitter who never shows up, likewise you shouldn’t keep an attorney who fails to meet deadlines.
  10. 10. Cookie-Cutter Approach
  11. 11. A good lawyer will look at the details of your case, hunt down the facts and apply a well-informed legal analysis before craft- ing an individual strategy to help you. Some other attorneys run their law firms like a factory, brushing over the details and using a common, simple approach for all cases. Make sure your attorney is paying attention to the details of your case, is performing research when needed.
  12. 12. Disorganized
  13. 13. Being a lawyer is a demanding job, with many pieces moving at once. A successful lawyer will use a tightly-controlled calen- daring system to make sure they can appear in court when needed, meeting specific deadlines and prioritize their many obligations. Attorneys who lacks these things are setting themselves up for failure.
  14. 14. Need to change your lawyer?
  15. 15. Have you been injured? If so give us a call Phone: 617-379-1797 Toll Free: 866-528-3515