[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkKFxyIvvQs]Hi, this is Paul Padda. I’m the owner and the managing attorney of Paul Padda Law, a Las Vegas-based firm specializing in personal injury law.
Having a Compassionate Attorney Is Essential to a Successful Attorney/Client Relationship.
Today I want to talk to you about the importance of compassion, and having a compassionate attorney. Compassion is a word that’s not easily defined, and there’s no list of factors that you can necessarily apply to determine whether somebody is compassionate or not. However, having said that, compassion is perhaps, if not the most essential, one of the most important ingredients to having a successful relationship between an attorney and a client. So, today we’re going to talk about compassion, and how to find a compassionate attorney.
There are so many stereotypes in society about lawyers. We’ve all heard the jokes about attorneys, and if you were to turn on the television to watch some of the lawyer ads, you’d see a lot of attorneys advertise themselves as being the most aggressive–the one who’s going to be the fighter for you in the courtroom. And while, of course, you want a lawyer who is going to be a fighter for you in the courtroom, you will really want an attorney who’s going to be compassionate in his or her relationship with you in terms of being able to understand what you’ve been through, all the pain and suffering that you’ve experienced following an accident, and being able to balance that in terms of being an effective advocate in court, but a compassionate advocate for you when you’re at the lowest moment in your life. For the best representation, you need a compassionate attorney. Compassion is one of the most important aspects of the attorney-client relationship.
A Compassionate Attorney Has Empathy
Hiring a lawyer is not only an important decision, it’s a highly personal decision; because, at the end of the day, the person who you’re choosing to be your advocate in court, that person needs to believe in you. That person needs to understand what you’ve been through. That person needs to feel your pain, so to speak, and as a result, that comes really down to a very personal decision. When you meet with an attorney, you have to get that feeling in your gut that this person cares about me, cares about my cause and is going to be an effective advocate for me in court. If you have this feeling, it’s likely you’re in the presence of a compassionate attorney.
A Compassionate Attorney Has Passion for Your Cause
So, there’s some basic things that as a client you can always look for to assess whether the attorney you’re thinking about choosing to represent you in court is the right attorney for you. For example, what kind of experience do they have? What type of schools did they go to? Have they handled these types of cases before? Are they the type of attorney that is comfortable going to court? Have they had success in the courtroom? Those are the basics.
But beyond the basics, the intangible factor you need to look for as a client is does this attorney seem to have passion for my cause? Because, you know what, presence of passion indicates you have a compassionate attorney. If you are passionate about representing somebody, if as an attorney you’re passionate about their cause of action and tried to vindicate their legal rights in a court of law you’re going to naturally have compassion for that person. An attorney cannot be passionate without being a compassionate attorney.
How to Determine If You Have a Compassionate Attorney
And, that’s where, as a client, when you sit down, when you meet with your attorney, make sure you ask them questions in order to determine whether they are a compassionate attorney. For example, have you had experiences in your personal life similar to this. Has a loved one of yours ever experienced an accident? Have you ever experienced an accident? And just as we can get a sense of people from day-to-day conversations, clients come into my office and I try to engage them more in terms of having a conversation; because, often many clients are very intimidated. They’re meeting with the attorney, people have preconceived notions of how attorneys are, but at the end of the day, if you’re hiring someone to represent you, you should be comfortable enough to sit down, have a conversation with them and gauge whether that person understands where you’re coming from. If they’re passionate about your legal situation, they’re going to be a compassionate attorney in representing you.
For a Compassionate Attorney, Call Paul Padda
If you’ve been injured, you’re struggling with medical bills, you’re wondering how to make sense of all of it, getting calls from insurance companies, feeling stressed out as a result of having to deal with not only medical issues following an accident but then also the legal implications, you don’t need to go It alone. You have options in Las Vegas. Call me. Call Paul Padda law. And remember, if you’ve been injured in Las Vegas, better call Paul.