The TRUTH is that a law firm’s size does matter in SOME cases. Is it better to have a law firm that is bigger? Sometimes it is. Larger law firms usually have more money and attorneys to throw at CERTAIN cases, but not all their cases. That’s right: they do not spend their size and resources on all cases equally. Most of those TV and billboard attorneys sign up hundreds or even thousands of cases a year. They have huge offices that process their cases in order to move that many cases through the system – much like when Ford builds a car on the assembly line. None of the employees knows you or knows the details of your whole case. Many (if now most) of the employees knows nothing about how a personal injury case is actually litigated. One person’s job is to do the initial meeting with the client, another person’s job is to gather photos and information from the client (you), someone else is then tasked with ordering your medical records from your doctors, a different person’s job is to scan your medical records into the system once they are received, another person’s job is to categorize those medical records and organize them into a time-line, another person’s job is to put together a spreadsheet of your medical providers, etc. Nobody really knows you or your case very well, are or even knows what the end product is supposed to look like. If your case happens to be the one-in-a-thousand cases which is potentially worth a lot of money, then those firms will usually farm out the case to trial attorneys and take a cut of the case. Their advertising campaigns are used the same way miners would pan for gold. They sift through a lot of muddy cases to find the few golden ones. And when they do, they typically send the golden cases to someone else to file suit and litigate.
You may ask, how do you know this? Well, some of our staff used to work for those other firms. Also, over the years we have hired many legal assistants and paralegals who have many years of experience from those mega firms, they show up completely ignorant on what a person injury case really is about. They are experts in ordering medical records, or in drafting demand letters, but know very little else.
So, why would a law firm treat their clients and cases this way? Well, because they are panning for gold.
Anybody who is injured as a result an accident or a mistake made by someone else. If you are injured because of somebody else’s mistake or negligence, you may hear some say “Well, that’s life. Bad things happen. Deal with it and move on.” In most cases, we do not have such an attitude. The reason why we all have insurance is so that we can have the necessary funds set aside to cure the injuries caused by accidents.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we advance the time and costs, and that you don’t pay us anything unless we win.
In order to recover