If you need information about hiring a Washington injury attorney, you’re in the right place. This article answers questions like, what should I look for in an injury attorney? And when should I hire someone? Since the novel coronavirus arrived in Washington, there are other important factors which we recommend you consider when hiring an attorney. The reality is that COVID-19 has changed the economy, business environment, and legal industry. Now you need to ask yourself, can the law firm I hire for my injury case cope with the new status quo? And what happens to my case if the law firm I’ve hired closes? This article explains the new status quo and answers these questions so you know what to do in any scenario.
Hiring a Washington Injury Attorney
What to Look for
In general, there are several things to consider when hiring a Washington injury attorney. Experience, results, and service are three. Naturally, experience specifically in injury law is important because you want your lawyer to navigate legal processes and negotiations with skill and ease. While experience helps lawyers get better results for clients, the two don’t always go hand in hand. A track-record of getting fair compensation for clients is proof that your lawyer doesn’t give up with the insurance company’s initial posturing or first sign of resistance. A lawyer’s track record of results shows whether or not they are a true advocate for clients.
It’s easy to overlook whether a firm offers personal service when hiring an injury attorney. Unfortunately, some firms have an agenda to accept and churn as many cases as possible with little consideration for the client’s experience. We recommend that evaluating for personal service play an important role in your decision-making process. The experience and outcome of your injury claim will have a big impact on your life. It should be positive on both fronts.
At Premier Law Group
At Premier Law Group, our Washington injury attorneys have a great deal of experience in personal injury law. Furthermore, we have a long history of getting fair compensation for clients while delivering personal service. You can see evidence of this in our client reviews and testimonials. It’s important to us that you have a positive experience while you recover from your accident. Our VIP program is just one example of how we go above and beyond for our clients. Later in this article you’ll learn more about what makes Premier Law Group different.
When to Hire
One of the common questions we get is, when do I need to hire a Washington injury attorney? The statute of limitations is the date by which you are no longer entitled to file a claim. Usually, you have to file a claim within three years of your accident. There are always exceptions and there may be circumstances that change the statute of limitations in your particular situation. That’s why we recommend you consult an injury attorney in Washington as soon as possible. Premier Law Group offers free case reviews during which we can help you determine whether you have a case and its value. Call us at 206.285.1743 to schedule a free case review today.
How COVID-19 Has Changed Injury Law
We don’t have to tell you that political leaders in Washington, the United States, and jurisdictions around the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by shutting down normal operations and telling people to stay home. Unfortunately, keeping people safe from the virus has had negative consequences on our economy. Most reputable economists are forecasting a recession. It’s likely that the conditions of this recession are will be more challenging than other recessions in recent history.
As we write this article in April 2020, many law firms have already reacted to the pandemic economy by cost-cutting and laying off staff. These firms include small to medium-sized firms around the state and your typical “big Seattle law firms”. Regretfully, they have not managed their financials responsibly before now, which makes them desperate for new clients and hanging on for survival. Like many businesses, some firms will not make it.
Law firms that are going to close leave their clients in a vulnerable situation. If the law firm you’ve hired folds, you can expect decision-makers to try to push you off on a different firm – one that suits their agenda. You may not know what’s happening until it’s too late. Below we explain how you can avoid this scenario.
If You Recently Got Injured and Need to Hire A Washington Injury Attorney…
In addition to considering an attorney’s experience, results, personal service, and other qualifications, you need to consider whether their law firm can survive the pandemic and post-pandemic economy.
Fortunately, Premier Law Group has always managed its resources properly. Furthermore, we were using technology and other systems that enable us to work safely and remotely well before the pandemic. We are committed to keeping our valued staff and continue to service and accept clients without a hitch. In fact, our clients are surprised at how quickly and seamlessly we adapted to the new status quo.
Contact Premier Law Group and learn for yourself that we continue to deliver top-rate service. Call 206.285.1743 to schedule your free case review today.
If You Already Hired a Washington Injury Attorney, But Have Concerns about the Firm’s Survival…
If you already hired a Washington injury attorney, but have suspicions about their ability to continue servicing clients in the wake of COVID-19, you need to be on guard.
First, look for warning signs that the law firm is struggling. Have decision-makers laid off many staff? Are they taking other serious cost-cutting measures? Has the firm been able to adapt to the new status quo by using technology effectively? Are decision-makers able to keep personnel and clients safe by working remotely? Have you noticed a sudden decline in their service to you?
If you don’t like the answer to any of these questions, you need a back-up plan. Pursuing an injury claim is a serious undertaking. The experience and outcome will have a big impact on your life. If your current injury lawyer’s firm is about to fold, we recommend that you be ready to hire a different Washington injury lawyer of your choosing. If you’re prepared with the contact information of a new attorney, it will be harder for your current firm to direct you to the firm that they want you to hire.
When your current law firm closes, the last thing you want is to be transferred to a new law firm that eventually closes, too. You need full confidence in the next firm’s ability to resolve your case. Be ready to hire a Washington injury attorney you trust.
Positioned to Thrive
Fortunately, Premier Law Group is positioned to not just survive, but thrive in the wake of COVID-19. We are committed to retaining our valued employees during and after the pandemic. We are prepared with technology, remote work systems, and precautions to keep our community healthy without interrupting normal operations. We’ve had zero reduction in productivity and results. Call 206.285.1743 to schedule a free case review with Premier Law Group and see if we’re a fit.
If Your Injury Lawyer’s Firm Closed Because of COVID-19…
If your current law firm is closing and your Washington injury attorney is trying to push you off on a new lawyer, you have options. Don’t let anyone pressure you in to thinking that you do not.
That being said, it is in your interest to act fast. You should have full confidence in your next lawyer’s ability to get you fair compensation and do so by providing a positive experience. Be ready to hire the firm of your choice by consulting a Washington injury attorney as soon as possible.
Premier Law Group has the resources to continue serving existing and new clients. We leverage our experience and dedication to advocacy to get the results that clients are looking for. We are committed to providing the same great level of service that we have always given. Call 206.285.1743 to schedule a free case review with Premier Law Group and see if we’re a fit.
Other Benefits of Hiring a Washington Injury Attorney with Premier Law Group
No Fee If We Don’t Win
We do personal injury cases on contingency fee. That means you pay nothing up front. It also means there’s no fee unless we win your case. This makes hiring a Washington injury attorney accessible to anyone.
Premier Law Group offers an exclusive VIP Program. Card-carrying members receive special privileges including free legal services and special treatment including:
- Lost keys retrieval plus a reward for the person who finds your lost keys
- Free consumer contract and lease review
- Complimentary notary service
- Free car insurance policy review
- Complimentary 30-minute consultation on any personal injury matter
- Discounts and special offers to our VIP partners including restaurants and professional services
Connected to Communities
Premier Law Group has offices in Bellevue, Renton, Seattle, and Federal Way. We have deep roots in our communities and make a point of giving back through various community initiatives including the Teens Against Distracted Driving campaign, Distracted Driving Scholarship, Backpack Meals Program, and Teacher of the Month program.
Awards & Recognitions
The Washington injury attorneys at Premier Law group have received numerous awards and recognitions. These show our good standing and authority in the legal community and beyond.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Free Case Review
Call 206.285.1743 or complete a confidential contact form on our website to schedule your free injury case review. We look forward to hearing from you.