Looking for an injury lawyer? Make sure you know what to do!
In a personal injury case, your attorney and the quality of your attorney-client relationship matter. Both can add tremendous value to your case, yet most personal injury attorneys spend zero time teaching their clients how to be better plaintiffs. In fact, most potential clients spend little or no time learning about their case before retaining a lawyer. You are different, however, because you are reading this site.
Until you understand how a personal injury case works and what the best trial lawyers do in a case, how can you possibly know whether your case is at its absolute best? Think of all the other “services” in life where you take the time to learn about the service before you hire a professional. Some people, when they take their car to get repaired, will ask for a description of what’s wrong so they can go learn about the problem first before authorizing the repair. Doing so helps them to obtain peace of mind, knowing that they are getting what they paid for.Other people take the time to interview accountants and certified financial planners before hiring them. Of course, in order to interview someone, you first need to know about the subject area.
It is sobering to think that the exact same set of facts in a legal case can have tremendously different values depending on who your attorney is and how you interact with him or her. Yet this happens in cases every day.
The Importance of a Good Attorney-Client Relationship
This website is the result of observations we have made over the course of our legal careers. We are highly selective in the cases we accept. We want to ensure the attorney-client relationship brings additional value to our clients.
One observation we made was that, when a party and/or their attorney did not perform litigation tasks well, the case lost momentum. This in turn decreased the strength of either the plaintiff’s or the defense’s case, thereby changing the value of the case as well. What is so frustrating about this observation is that it had nothing to do with the law. It is solely the dynamics of the clients, the attorneys, and the attorney-client relationships. Again, we have developed our practice to foster attorney-client relationships that permit us to add value to clients’ cases by assertively executing in their cases.
Also, a lawyer must – absolutely must – become emotionally engaged in a case. A jury can tell in the first ten seconds of a trial whether or not the attorney is passionate about his or her client’s case. If the attorney is not emotional about his or her case, then why should a jury get emotional? Fortunately for us, this is much easier to achieve on the plaintiff’s side of a personal injury case. After all, you were hurt by someone else’s wrongdoing. The sense of justice and fairness insists that we be emotional about what happened and in seeking out full and fair compensation.
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We at Van Sant Law, LLC developed this website to address these observations. We know that you, by reading our accident guide, are interested in your own case. Also, by understanding your case, you will appreciate the tasks that lie ahead and will be better suited for adding value to your own case. We are also at our emotional best when we know that our client shares the same passion about their case as we do.
The legal profession is one of continual learning. Case laws change every week as the appellate courts issue new opinions. We continually learn from our clients about how we can become better trial lawyers. We are always grateful to clients and to potential clients who send questions or requests for additional information. Please let us know your thoughts accordingly so that future clients may benefit from your suggestions.
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