Most Social Security disability attorneys seek older disability applicants, and for good reason. Once an applicant is over age 50, he or she has a much easier time qualifying for disability benefits. But is age all that matters? In many situations, a younger applicant earns attorneys significantly higher sums in back pay. Here are just a couple of hypothetical examples where younger applicants would be great cases for your firm.
With more students graduating law school yearly than new legal positions available, the Social Security disability space becomes more competitive every year. You may find that it’s more expensive to run paid ads on Google or Bing than it was five years ago, and new firms are popping up in your neighborhood by the dozen. If you’re finding that it’s hard to retain Social Security disability clients, here are a few tactics you can try to sign more cases quickly.
Determining how to attract the right claimants to your firm’s site can be challenging. Fortunately, there are some free digital tools available that could help. Google Trends (https://trends.google.com/trends/) gives you a visual representation of how many searches any given keyword receives over time. Google Trends can be used to identify legal trends online and catering your website accordingly.
Running a legal firm is significantly harder than it was 50 years ago—Digital marketing is becoming one of the favored platforms for businesses, and competition is constantly growing in the legal space. Running marketing campaigns for your firm may be an endeavor that’s best left to another organization. Here are some telltale signs that you should consider outsourcing your marketing:
Many law firms and businesses alike see a decline in business during the summer. While there is a slight uptick in workers’ compensation claims, most Americans may simply be too busy enjoying the nice weather or traveling to visit family to consider speaking with an attorney.
Bankruptcy is a popular area of law, but it can be a tough living for attorneys. Because a bankruptcy claimant is releasing all of his or her debt at the end of the filing process, your fees are needed upfront. Many attorneys in rural areas of the US make just $1,000 for one Chapter 7 bankruptcy claim. Fortunately, bankruptcy claimants often qualify for other claims. Here are some great areas of law where you could expand your bankruptcy practice:
State negligence laws can make or break any personal injury claim. Depending on how much your client was at fault for a car crash or slip-and-fall accident, his or her claim will be reduced, or even thrown out of court. Here are some of the best (and worst) states for personal injury negligence.
We’ve found that many personal injury attorneys tend to favor auto accident cases because they often yield higher settlements and claimants have more “severe” injuries. If your firm focuses only on auto accident claims, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars in potential earning every year. Slip-and-fall personal injury claims can yield huge settlements for attorneys. Here are just a handful of examples of slip-and-fall windfalls:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, summer is the most common time of the year for workplace injuries. Heat exhaustion leads to serious injuries for laborers, and many slip-and-fall accidents happen while working outdoors. It’s more likely than not that your firm will have an influx of workers’ compensation cases in the upcoming weeks. Here are some top ways to handle them:
Keeping clients happy is one of the most important thing any attorneys can do. Not only will happy clients stay with your firm and not “jump ship” by speaking with another attorney, but they’ll be more likely to recommend your legal services to friends and family members in need. Clearly, winning your client’s claim is important, but here are some small touches you and your staff can do daily to help keep your clients satisfied.