You are thinking of filing a personal injury lawsuit for the harms and losses you have suffered, and it could be an accident case, medical malpractice case, or even a wrongful death case. When you are choosing an attorney to represent your case, one of the key details you need to find out is how often the attorney will communicate with you.
Apart from extensive experience and a high success rate, your attorney should have an effective communication system which means they should phone or email you once in a while to keep you updated. In many instances, the client usually has to go around chasing the attorney to find how his case is progressing, since their attorney is not keeping them informed. Therefore, a lawyer who communicates with you on a regular basis is suitable and more professional.
Lack of Communication
When most lawyers are asked about how often they communicate with their clients, they say maybe once or twice a year, and some say that they expect clients to track them down. When you are recovering from an injury and trying to get back on track with your life, you do not want another burden of having to track your attorney down just to find out about the status of your case.
Personal injury cases can take a long time, and the trial may start several months after the deposition. Since your lawyer frequents the courthouse, he will have the information about the status of your case and if there are any changes. However, this information has to be communicated to you, so that you know exactly what is going on with your case. The top complaint of most people in New York is that their attorneys fail to communicate with them on a regular basis or not at all.