Let’s pretend for a minute that you have decided to hire a lawyer and are talking to a few on the phone to decide who you might feel comfortable with, and one of them tells you that he knows your case is “worth” a certain amount of money …. and that number is one which kind of excites you – because it is more than you ever thought you ever get.
Here is my advice to you: if you have a lawyer telling you during an initial phone call that he knows what your case is worth, you should run as fast as your legs will carry you in the other direction.
Trying to evaluate a case for settlement is probably the biggest job a lawyer does. There are a ton of variables that go into it, from your Average Weekly Wage, to the exact diagnosis you have, the kind of medical care which you received, the extent of your recovery, any issues regarding whether you accident was actually covered, and so on and so and so on ….
It isn’t a job which can be done talking to someone over the phone during an initial phone call – not if the job is being done right.
If a lawyer is trying to tell you what a case is worth over the phone during an initial phone call one of two things is likely true. One is that he is doing a sales job on you – telling you what he thinks you want to hear to get you to hire him as a client even if he can’t deliver on the promises he is making on the phone. The other is that he just doesn’t know what is going talking about.
Neither one is good for you, and you should steer clear of a lawyer like that.
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