Las Vegas injury lawyer and accident attorney Craig Murphy, Esq. of Murphy & Murphy Law Offices says “Do not hire a lawyer who cannot be trusted.” Does that make sense to you? If not, then it is as the old saying goes “Buyer beware!”
Las Vegas car accident and injury victims have a choice of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers every day. There are a multitude of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers from which to choose. The TV adds run constantly. The yellow pages are full of page after page after page of Las Vegas personal injury lawyer adds. If you take a moment and watch the TV commercials or read the adds, they are really all about the same: I am aggressive, free consultation, no fee if we do not get you a recovery. Admit it, you have seen and heard these things a million times from all of the TV lawyers. When you think about it, don’t they all really sound the same?
If you are considering hiring one of the high volume TV lawyers for your Las Vegas personal injury case, think again. Is a high volume Las Vegas personal injury law firm and a Las Vegas TV accident attorney the best choice for your case? Do you want to be just a number or do you want personal attention? Does your case require more than the run of the mill, garden variety Las Vegas accident case.
No matter what kind of Las Vegas personal injury lawyer you want to hire, how can you tell if the Las Vegas accident and injury attorney is honest? If that does not concern you, what difference does it make to you and your case? Whether your lawyer is honest will affect every aspect of your case. It starts from the very beginning. If you have health insurance, you should treat through your health insurance. Your health insurance should pay for your medical treatment related to your Las Vegas accident. The reason you want to treat through your health insurance is because the health insurance has negotiated a discounted rate with the doctors. At the end of your case you will have to repay your health insurance. You will only have to pay the amount paid by your health insurance.
Many Las Vegas accident lawyers have referral agreements with a number of chiropractors and Las Vegas doctors. The agreement is that they will mutually refer clients and patients to each other. The second part of the agreement is that the chiropractors and doctors will not bill your health insurance. Instead they will treat you on a lien. You will not have to pay anything until the case settles. Then the referring Las Vegas accident attorney will pay the chiropractor or doctor in full. The problem is that the bill is a lot higher than your health insurance would have paid. The extra amount billed by the chiropractors and doctors on a lien comes from the settlement. As a result, the amount of money that you get is a lot less. The chiropractors, doctors and lawyers get the majority of the money and you only get a little bit.
How else can you tell if the Las Vegas accident and injury lawyer you are thinking about hiring is honest? How did the lawyer get you as a client? Did the Las Vegas accident attorney pay someone for you to be referred? Did you get any money for being referred to the Las Vegas accident lawyer? Paying clients and other people for referrals are against the ethical rules that say what lawyers can and cannot do. If the lawyer is willing to break the rules to get you as a client for your Las Vegas accident, that is not honest. If the Las Vegas lawyer is willing to be dishonest to get you as a client, there is a great probability that the Las Vegas lawyer will be willing to break the rules to take advantage of you.
The bottom line is that the decision of what Las Vegas accident and injury lawyer to hire for your case is one o the most important decisions you will ever make about your case. You must carefully think about what you are looking for and what you want from a Las Vegas accident attorney. Research Las Vegas accident attorneys. There are lots to choose from. Good ones and bad ones. Interview a number of them. See who treats you the best and answers your questions. Find out which Las Vegas accident and personal injury attorneys are willing to talk to you and answer your questions. Find out which offices only have intake people to talk to. Find out if the firm or lawyer only want to schedule you to come in and sign a contract and which Las Vegas lawyers do not force you to come in to get information. You will quickly be able to tell the difference between the Las Vegas lawyers and law firms that you talk to. Choose the Las Vegas laywer and law firm that is most helpful, provides the most information and who follows the rules of ethics and who will look out for your best interests as opposed to the Las Vegas lawyers interests.