What to Do if You Haven’t Heard From Your Personal Injury Lawyer in a While
Attorney Tyson Mutrux describes in this video what to do if you haven’t heard from your personal injury lawyer in a while
Hi! Tyson Mutrux here with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I want to talk about if you haven’t heard from your personal injury attorney in a while, and you’re starting to get a little worried. The first thing I encourage you to do is send them an email, shoot them a phone call. The reason why I say that is they’re probably doing work on your case. There are times when we have, what we call in our office, where maybe you received, you’ve completed your treatment, we haven’t received all your medical records, and so we’re hustling at our end to get all those records, and you just don’t see that work being generated, so it’s up to the attorneys to keep you updated, so I would encourage you to call the attorney, ask them what’s going on because they’re probably doing work on the case, you just don’t know about it, and there needs to be an increased line of communication on the attorney’s end. So that’s the first thing I would say, email, phone call.
Another suggestion is, and some attorneys are going to hate me for suggesting this, but if you haven’t heard from them for a while and you called them and you haven’t received any calls back, stop by at their office. That legal file is your legal file. The Missouri Bar says it is your legal file. It’s not the attorney’s file. They don’t own it, you do, so if you want to stop by and take a look a look at your file, by all means, it’s your right. Now, that is the last option. Some attorneys don’t like to be bombarded. Obviously, they’ve got depositions, court things like that, but if you can’t get hold of your attorney, well, you have a right to stop by and say, “Hey, I need to know what’s going on with my case.”