In an industry, the relationship a business has with its clients is of the outmost importance. Without clients, a business is nothing. Good client relationships are of the outmost importance. We believe that this is true even more so in the legal field. Client relationships have always been a priority at Hastings & Hastings. Today we will discuss a few of the steps we take to ensure our clients feel valued, respected, and protected.
Communication is an essential element of an attorney/client relationship. We always keep the lines of communication open, starting during our free consultations, and continuing well past the close of the case. This means we do our best to keep our clients informed about the state of their case at all times, without overwhelming them with unnecessary information. This can be a tricky balance to find, luckily, we have been at this for decades and have years of experience getting things just right.
Without trust, a client/attorney relationship is nothing. We establish trust by showing that your interests are our number one concern. Following any accident, you need someone by your side. We will do everything we can to explain your situation to you clearly why laying out your options and helping you decide what course of action to take. A trustworthy attorney should always guide you, but ultimately let you decide what to do.
There is no short cut to a good reputation. It takes time to build. It has to happen naturally. If your attorney maintains a good reputation in the community, that is almost always a good sign. Talk to people who have been defended by them before. Use online resources to do more research. But as always, there is no substitute for meeting some in person. Go in for a consultation, and see if you get along.