Why you should not hire an attorney you see advertised all over buses, billboards, etc.
It has been over 40 years since Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down bans on commercial advertising by Attorneys. Bates is a landmark case that paved the way for the current overabundance of personal injury lawyers who run continuous television ads and have their pictures on billboards and on the side of buses all over the country. Consumers are overwhelmed with these ads on a daily basis and they are often the first attorneys that personal injury victims call when they are looking for legal representation.
There are many reasons you probably should not hire that attorney you see advertised all over the place and here are a few reasons why:
1. You probably will never actually speak with the Attorney you are attempting to hire.
2. Many times, the lawyer you see if just a figure head for the firm. The chances are pretty good that they are not trying cases themselves and the chances are also pretty good that they will never see or work on your case.
3. Many times, people who hire a widely advertised lawyer will not actually ever interact with an attorney. They will be forced to always talk to paralegals.
At the Dodd Law Firm, LLC you will meet with a lawyer and have a face to face conversation the first time you come in to visit with us for a free consultation. We strive to make every client feel like their case is important. Recommendations from former clients are the main sources of our new cases. This is one of the reasons you will not see our picture on the side of a bus or on a billboard anytime soon.
Often, lawyers who are heavily advertised are just trying to get as many simple “ordinary” cases as possible so then they are can get the best return on their investment (by investing as little time as possible). They are not proactive as they develop a strategy for the clients to get them the settlement/compensation that they deserve.
Handling a high quantity of cases does not equate to a high-quality lawyer.
The simple matter is that lawyers who get the best results and settlements in a trial are the ones who have a proven track record of actually trying cases. Those lawyer are the ones who are willing and able to put in the work, invest their time, and go to bat for their clients. Many attorneys, especially those who rely on a high volume of cases for their revenue simply are not willing to do that.
Consumers cannot always trust what they see on advertisements either. While the Dodd Law Firm is certainly interested in taking on your personal injury case we are more concerned about individuals getting the best possible representation for their claim. Hiring a personal injury attorney should be seen as an investment and you should do your due diligence and decide who you would like to represent you.
At The Dodd Law Firm, LLC you can view a summary of each of our attorney’s credentials and can see an ongoing list of our case results. Our firm website is http://www.doddlawfirmct.com.