Legal Question and Answer – Attorney-Client Communication

October 2, 2010

Question: In a personal injury case where the statue of limitations is 2yrs, at what point is the lawyer obligated to send the Plaintiff written correspondence of steps taken, and a breakdown of what they are suing for?

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Answer: There is no such obligation. If you have questions about your case, call your lawyer–he is not the enemy! Call him and discuss the case. Don’t call every day, don’t call every two weeks asking for status-your lawyer will soon avoid your calls if you do that. Call every 3 months or so and get a status. If nothing has changed, don’t automatically assume your lawyer is doing nothing–legal proceedings are slow and painful.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of personal injury in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact or call us at 312-252-5252 for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.

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  1. Tonita Culleton says:

    There ought to be a course in client communication in law school. They teach doctors how to speak with their patients, why not teach lawyers how to manage clients? It only makes sense to me.

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