Do you take every case when you’re contacted?

No. There are various reasons for that. 

Serious injuries and death cause extreme stress and claims take time to resolve. So it’s critical to make sure you and your lawyer are a “good fit”. Honestly, I have to feel the client and I can work together and vice versa. You and your lawyer need to discuss things frankly from the start.

Sometimes, people can handle things without a lawyer.  I believe in helping people “do it themselves” if they can. Often I get calls about legitimate claims that do not involve permanent injury or complex legal questions. If you have that type case, I may suggest ways you can resolve your own claim. 

Sometimes there are serious injuries when there is not a legal right to recover. Instead of giving people in those situations the “runaround’ or leading them on, I tell them the truth.