AN EXPERIENCED, SKILLED FORT WAYNE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER, OR PARALEGAL? WHO SHOULD HANDLE YOUR CASE FROM START TO FINISH?
At Beers Law Office, an experienced Fort Wayne personal injury lawyer will handle your case from the initial interview through jury verdict or settlement — not a paralegal. Although most cases ultimately settle, beginning with the initial client interview, we prepare each of our cases for trial and successful presentation to a jury. That task is best accomplished by a Fort Wayne personal injury lawyer handling each and every aspect of your case, rather than a paralegal.
Several years ago, at a Continuing Legal Education seminar a very skilled, experienced and successful insurance company defense lawyer made a presentation to the plaintiff’s lawyers, those who represent people injured by the negligence of another.
He began his presentation by saying, “ THE one most important thing that I can stress to you in presenting a successful case for your client to me and my insurance company client, is to act like you’re proud of your case.” What did he mean?
First, the personal injury attorney representing an injured person or family member should have a reputation for being diligent, hard working, tenacious, honest and forthright.
Second, the attorney, not a paralegal, should conduct the initial interview and maintain contact with the client throughout the course of the case.
Third, the attorney, not a paralegal, should correspond and communicate with the insurance company and/or its lawyer.
Fourth, the attorney must be prompt in responding to the insurance company’s request for information and other communications. By law, insurance companies must set aside a cash reserve for the defense and settlement of all claims. If the insurance company receives inadequate, incomplete or untimely information, its reserves may be inadequate or inappropriate for a fair resolution of the claim .
Finally, the personal injury attorney, not a paralegal, must move the case along toward resolution and, if necessary, trial. He or she should be proactive rather than reactive.
It is unfortunate and sometimes tragic, for those who have been injured or lost a loved one, that their case may be or become the most important matter in their lives. Their future and that of their loved ones may well depend on the outcome provided by the quality of the preparation and presentation of their claim by the lawyer they choose.
We understand and accept that responsibility to the client and his or her family. We pledge to devote the time and uncompromised effort of a skilled and experienced trial lawyer to every aspect of your personal injury case.
Call Beers Law Office, LLC at 260-428-2203 for a free Fort Wayne personal injury consultation.