5 Ways to Simplify Your Practice
Being a lawyer in today’s high-paced environment is not easy or for the faint of heart. However, there are several ways that you can simplify your law practice. Here are five of the top ways to achieve this.
Don’t Waste Time on Bad Cases
If you are new to personal injury law, you might be concerned about keeping your business afloat and might feel compelled to take every case that comes your way. However, as a personal injury lawyer who works on a contingency-fee basis, you simply can’t afford to do this. You must carefully evaluate every claim and determine the likelihood of prevailing on the claim.
One way to avoid wasting time is to complete a due diligence check on your potential client. Find out about his or her claims history, employment record, criminal history and other important information before you agree to pursue the case. Claimzen provides due diligence reports and collects critical information at the outset of the case so that you are not unexpectedly surprised far down the road.
Automate the Process
A typical personal injury claim may involve thousands of documents, including employment records, intake questions, medical records and many other documents and pieces of evidence. This can easily overwhelm a small office. Replace the tedious process of gathering important documents and evidence by automating the process. Claimzen automatically obtains all the information you need so that you reduce the time your staff spends on data entry so that you can move your cases forward quickly.
You can also greatly reduce the stress and clutter by using primarily electronic records. By uploading searchable medical records, you can create a library of documents for each personal injury case. You can quickly access this information and find what you are looking for in an instant. You can also make other information electronic, such as using Claimzen’s intake interview with your client so that you can later copy and paste any necessary information as part of the discovery process.
Many new practitioners have issues with relinquishing control and trusting others to complete core tasks for the firm. However, trying to do everything at once while also growing a business is certain to lead to burnout. Delegating tasks is critical to the potential success of your firm. Claimzen takes tedious tasks off your hands so that you and your support staff can complete higher level tasks. The more work you outsource to Claimzen on your behalf, the more time you can spend on the legal aspects of the claim and locating new business to support your firm. This approach also helps you to increase your practice without growing your overhead.
Prepare Every Case Like It’s Ready to Go to Trial
Rather than having a piecemeal approach, get all of the information you need upfront so that you are prepared at all stages of the case. Having strong evidence at the outset of the case can make you more familiar with the circumstances surrounding the case and the potential value of the claim. If you don’t have to go to trial, you can still use this work product to negotiate a higher settlement. If you do, you have all the information you need at your fingertips.