If you’ve been injured, you might think that reaching out to a large California law firm is the first step. But let’s talk about why a small personal injury firm might be the way to go rather than hiring a large run-of-the-mill law firm for your case.
What qualifies as a “large firm”?
How do you know what is considered a large law firm? A large firm typically has multiple office locations and hundreds of lawyers (300+).
Does law firm size matter?
Yes and no. We’ll answer this question with a quick story. We were recently working with a client to the point of beginning to organize case files, reports, and more, preparing to enter litigation. Unfortunately, the client was persuaded to switch counsel to a HUGE law firm from Southern California.
But we did have a chance to interact with the new firm when they reached out to us to get the information that we had collected on behalf of the client. This is where we were a little disappointed because we knew that this client and their care would no longer receive the attention they deserved. The person asking us for information was not experienced as their requests seemed uninformed, and it quickly became clear that their case was being managed by an intern rather than experienced legal staff or attorneys.
The reality of large firms is that most are focused on money and fast settlements. When you work with a more attentive team, the result is usually better physical recovery and monetary settlements because your legal team has taken the time to get to know you, your injuries, and what your long-term recovery will look like. So if you’ve been injured, searching for a local California law firm should be your first step.
Why small firms are better
You get more attention which can result in a more profitable recovery. Not only are you getting the time, energy, and attention that your case requires, you are working with a highly experienced lawyer (not an intern). If you’ve been injured and need an experienced PI lawyer in California, don’t hesitate to book a free consultation with Meyer Injury Lawyers. We’re here to help.