Why Hire A Local Law Firm?
Many non-local law firms have infiltrated our local area that are often seen in TV commercials, on billboards, and on internet advertising. These extensive marketing campaigns can make any injury law firm look like a shining star in the injury firm arena. It is important to see through this possible misrepresentation and do your own research in picking the right law firm.
Many of these lawyers and firms are located across the state, or across the country, even though they “appear” to be local. Some of these firms are merely lawyer referral services, who refer you to another local law firm, of which you never selected and know nothing about. Know who you are calling as there are countless legal strategic benefits to hiring local, which often results in better case outcomes.
These type of non-local referral based law firms have huge marketing campaigns that can make an injury law firm appear gigantic and look like they are savvy specialists (internally) at practicing injury law across a state or in many states. In reality, all injury firms are NOT created equal, and you owe it to yourself and your family to dig deeper. A law firm referring personal injury cases to a network of local attorneys across a state, across New England, or in many states does not add to the size of the referring law firm, nor is that relevant to the quality of representation you will receive at your referred-to local firm for YOUR local injury case. What matters most is the quality and proven results of the local law firm that you hire! What the referring firm refers out to other states and what relationships they have with their network of out-of-state law firms is irrelevant to how your case is handled and the results you obtain. So why let a third party choose the law firm that represents you locally? Would you hire your primary care physician, a surgeon, your dentist or your CPA in this manner? Then why choose a non-local law firm who may refer your case out to an unknown local lawyer?
Often times your case is referred to a law firm that pays an annual fee to “earn” the ability to be referred business from the TV marketing law firm. They pay to have referrals, instead of getting referrals based getting excellent results and having happy clients. As such, these smaller local firms often can’t generate enough local business on their own and need to pay a fee in order to generate new cases. This should speak volumes of such local law firms. At Ellis Law Offices LLP, we do not pay marketing law firms referral fees as we generate are own business by getting our clients excellent case results, and they in turn refer friends and family to our firm. We think it wise to avoid the “pay to play” law firm networks.
Many of these referral based law firms are “specialist” in marketing and at developing a referral attorney network. Since these marketing law firms are located far away, they often do not have intricate local knowledge or access to local network of resources necessary in building a successful injury case. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the local area, such as the local Massachusetts court system, local arbitrators, local mediators, local experts, local medical specialists, engineers and accident reconstructionists. We have excellent working relationships with insurance companies, adjusters and opposing counsel. Hiring local often brings advantages, with better and more thorough case development, better attorney-client relationship, which ultimately means higher verdicts and settlements.
We are locally accessible and are very approachable to our clients, which makes the case process less stressful and less frustrating. We have been practicing injury law since 1963, we specialize in personal injury law and have over 100 years of combined experience. We are here to help! Call our office at 508-762-4334 or reach out online to get started with a member of our team.