Are any of the common misconceptions about lawyers true?
Being lawyers, we know and understand the stereotypes against us from the general population. Some of you may have actually met the select few lawyers who fit those stereotypes of being dishonest, scheming, and money hungry. For that, we apologize for the bad taste they have left in your mouth. The lawyers here want to change your perceptions and show you that we really do care for you the person, while representing you the client.
Chances are, if you need to consult with an attorney your circumstances are not good; you have been injured, victimized, and/or wronged in some way. We understand that you are already in a vulnerable state and reaching out for help in that condition is difficult; the last thing you need is what the general population perceives a lawyer to be.
Here’s what you do need; a person aggressive, driven, and passionate enough to fight for you or your loved ones rights. That’s where representing you the client comes in. Being in a legal battle is not easy. It’s time consuming, demanding, and can sometimes strip you of your privacy and normal way of life. In the area of personal injury law, insurance adjusters will call you nonstop, hounding you to settle, bullying you into answering questions that, by law, you are not required to answer. It is a lawyer’s job, once you have selected them to represent you, to protect you and take all that pressure and stress away from you so you can get your life back in order after whatever event has placed you in this circumstance.
Of course, we do make a profit, but that’s another part of representing you the client. The Pisanchyn Law Firm works on a contingency fee, meaning that if we win your case, we will get a portion of the settlement, if we do not win your case, we get paid nothing. Technically speaking, our services in the area of personal injury are completely free to you, because you never have to pay out of pocket for our services. As you can see, the interests of you the client and us the attorneys are aligned, so you know that we will stop at nothing to get you what you deserve.
What you also need is a support system; a group of caring individuals that know you’re going through a difficult time and only want to make it easier for you. That’s where caring for you the person comes in. Sometimes it’s hard to turn to family or friends when going through a legal ordeal. Though you shouldn’t, it’s normal to feel ashamed, embarrassed, or even at a loss for words or emotions. A lot of times victims of personal injury cases lose their faith in people to a certain degree because of how horrible they are treated by the negligent doer, the insurance adjusters, and depending on the circumstances of the incident, people who were once friendly to them. We deal with these emotions and feelings with all of our clients, you don’t need to tell us, we understand.
The Pisanchyn Law Firm has made it a priority that all our clients are treated with respect, care, and are welcomed into a friendly environment. Our staff, paralegals, and attorneys all want to help you in any way we can. We’re here 24/7, seven days a week to listen to whatever you have to say, even if you just want to chat. We want to be your lawyer for the rest of your life, not just for this case and we know that to accomplish this task a personal relationship based on trust must be made. This takes time, time that we enjoy devoting to getting to know you and time that we also devote to defending you and getting you what you deserve.
We believe that this attitude is the attitude of a true lawyer, the kind of lawyer you should base your perceptions off of. We urge you to get to know us, ask us questions, look through our website, give us suggestions, call or stop by our offices to see what a real law firm is all about; whatever you need to separate us from the ill-fitting stereotype we have been given. For more truths behind the myths of attorneys and personal injury lawsuits, visit the Myths section of our website.