Ideally, there should always be free flowing communication between a client and their lawyer or his assistant. You should try to call no more than once per week to get an update on your case. If you are going to the doctor you should not call the office until you have completed treatment of your injury unless you have relevant information that impacts your case. Once the initial claim is established, and the client is under the watchful care of a medical professional, there is little attorney/client interaction that is necessary. Apersonal injury lawyershould talk to any of their clients if the client feels they are not getting their questions answered by the paralegals or if they want to talk about the strategy of handling their case. Steer clear of hiring a lawyer who won’t talk to you even after repeated attempts to get him or her on the phone. As a client you have the right to ask any questions of the paralegal handing your case, if you do not understand something ask them to explain in more detail. After you have finished treating with the doctor for the injury you received in your car wreck, let your attorney or legal assistant know so the doctor can prepare a narrative about your injuries. The attorney’s office will then send a demand to the insurance company. It will usually take one to four months for the attorney to negotiate a settlement for you. You, as the client, must agree with the settlement amount including the amount you are to receive. At Brian Loncar Lyon Jenkins we confirm each agreement to settle before we confirm with the defendant. We insure that each client agrees with and understands the settlement. If a lawyer settles your case without first getting your approval you should find another lawyer. It may be a violation of the attorney’s code of ethics.