Whether you’ve been in a car accident and are pursuing a personal injury case, or things went sour while in the hospital and you’re setting up your medical malpractice claim, you may fall victim to silly lawyer advertising. You have to look at it this way, almost every attorney out there is going to be sending you basically the same exact messages. It's often hard to tell which attorney is good or bad!
If you see these following advertisements for lawyers in your search, there’s a good chance you may be in for another attorney pushing a free consultation on you the second you get in contact with them – beware!
- No fee if no recovery. This is something that every personal injury attorney offers; good or bad! Unfortunately you can’t have this be your decision maker, but if you don’t see this type of contingency fee as part of the package then you may want to avoid this attorney!
- We care for you. Why wouldn’t you want your personal injury attorney to care for you? This is another silly statement that should be expected without being posted from any and every service professional, but especially your personal injury attorney!
- We are aggressive. I would expect nothing less! If you’re going to be hiring an expert to fight for you on your behalf, you should bet your pants they need to be aggressive for you. Winning your personal injury or medical malpractice case isn’t going to be easy, and some soft attorney isn’t going to put up much of a fight for your case!
- We have 149 years of combined experience. Great, you added a few numbers together! That’s really not impressive. If you took 20 attorneys at one firm that used this as their way of standing out, is it really that impressive that every attorney has about 7-8 years experience?
Hopefully this will help weed out some of the confusing and deceiving messages that attorneys will throw at you. As a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney, I wrote a FREE book for you that can help you sort through all of the attorney jargon. For more useful legal information click on this link to access a FREE PDF of The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim.
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