How frequently will you update me on my case?
How often a car accident lawyer updates you on your case can vary and will depend on that specific attorney, any new developments in your case, and how often you prefer to be updated. An experienced car accident lawyer will discuss your communication needs and preferences during your initial consultation and will ensure that you’re in communication throughout every step of the legal process.
What Reasons Would An Attorney Need to Update Me On My Case?
How often and when an attorney will update your case can depend on the following factors:
Case complexity. The complexity of your case can impact the frequency of updates. Complex cases may require more time and effort to investigate, negotiate, or litigate, which could mean updates may be less frequent.
Stage of the case. Different stages of the legal process may require varying levels of communication. Updates may be more frequent during initial investigations, negotiations with insurance companies, and pre-trial preparations. After the trial has started, updates may become less frequent due to the court's schedule and proceedings.
Availability of information. The attorney's ability to access and obtain relevant information can also influence the frequency of updates. If there are delays in obtaining medical records, accident reports, or other critical documents, it might affect the updates.
Communication preferences. Your attorney may inquire about your preferred method of communication and how frequently you would like to receive updates. Some clients prefer regular updates, while others may want to be updated only when significant developments occur.
Significant milestones. Your attorney is likely to update you when there are significant developments in your case, such as reaching a settlement, filing a lawsuit, or any crucial court appearances.
Prompt communication. A good attorney will strive to keep you informed about your case promptly and provide answers to your questions and concerns as they arise.
To maintain a clear understanding of your case's progress and developments, it's essential to establish open and regular communication with your car accident lawyer. If you have specific preferences regarding updates or need more frequent communication, don't hesitate to discuss this with your attorney at the outset of your case. A strong attorney-client relationship built on effective communication is crucial in ensuring you are well-informed throughout the legal process.
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If you were involved in an auto accident that was not your fault, contact a car accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys as soon as possible. We offer free consultations where you can discuss your case, learn about your legal rights and options, and find out how we can help. Contact us today to learn more.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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