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Don’t Steal Cases and Clients From Other Attorneys

Why stealing clients from other attorneys is not good practice

Every so often I will get a letter from another personal injury attorney letting me know that one of my clients is firing me and hiring him or her to represent them. Whenever this happens, a few things always run through my mind. First, why didn’t the new attorney call me first before stealing away my client? Second, wouldn’t the new attorney want to know about the case before he or she steals it from another attorney? And lastly, karma is a %*tch!!

If A Personal Injury Attorney Tells You How Much Money Your Case Is Worth On Day 1…………RUN!!!

Don't trust personal injury attorneys who will tell you what your case is worth shortly after the accident/incident happened

Often times I have had potential clients tell me that, “they spoke with another attorney and he/she guaranteed me that he/she would get me at least $10,000.00 on my accident claim.” My answer is always the same, “that is impossible!” It is 100% not possible to determine the value of a personal injury claim shortly after an accident or incident occurred.

Don’t Give Insurance Companies Recorded Statements Following A Car Accident If You Plan On Hiring An Attorney

Why you should not speak to opposing party's insurance company following an accident before speaking with an attorney

Insurance CompaniesMany auto insurance companies will contact the adverse party involved in an accident with their insured very shortly following an automobile accident. They will ask a myriad of questions about how the accident happened, injuries that were sustained, treatment at a hospital or doctor’s office and many other questions in great detail so that they can evaluate the merits of your claim. DO NOT TALK TO THE OTHER INSURANCE COMPANY UNTIL YOU CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY!!!

Low Policy Limits For Third Party Insurance In Car Accidents

When the driver of the other car involved in an accident has low policy limits

I just signed up a great new case!! There were 5 people in a vehicle involved in a car accident where 4 of the 5 people in the car were badly injured. The 5th person was somehow not injured. The driver of the other car made a left turn in front of my clients and a head-on collision ensued. From a quick glance at the police report, I can see that the other car is listed on top of the report which usually means that the police thought that he or she was at fault. The other car’s insurance company is Progressive, which is a good insurance company in Illinois. Everything looks great, or does it?

Lawyer Accessibility- Can Your Clients Get In Touch With You?

Attorneys should always get back to their clients in a timely manner.

return clients phone callsMany times when I have taken in a new case for a client who has had a prior accident, and had hired a different attorney, the client will tell me that their previous attorney was never in the office and that their calls never got returned. How ridiculous!! To me, this is the absolute easiest way to keep clients happy and wanting to refer you more potential clients in the future. 
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Law Office of Ryan M. Rosenthal
Formerly:
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sennett.
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