The Most Important Question Any Firm Can Ask

There are countless questions you’ll need to ask claimants to vet a claim and determine if the case is pursuable. Social Security disability attorneys will always want to know what disability a claimant has, while personal injury attorneys will be more concerned with an applicant’s case type. But there’s one question that you should be asking any claimant who contacts you, regardless of your area of law:

How did you hear about our firm?

Why is this question important?

Mental Disorders: 1 of 3 Approved Claims

Social Security disability attorneys know a case is worthless if a condition isn’t disabling enough to be approved by the SSA. No amount of testifying will sway an ALJ if there isn’t medical evidence to back up a claim. Most Social Security attorneys turn away claims dealing with mental illnesses, but did you know that 34.7% of approved claims are applicants who have a mood disorder or similar illness?

How Color Affects Conversion Rate

Most attorneys have a website nowadays, and for good reason: According to a Google Consumer Survey, 34.5% of prospective clients found an attorney using a search engine combined with other internet sources and social networks, second only to “asking a friend” at 34.6%. In the four years since the survey was conducted, one billion additional people are using the Internet, meaning this statistic is likely even higher.

Should you Hire a Paralegal?

If your firm has grown and taken on more cases, you’ve surely grappled with the big decision of expanding and hiring new staff members. Hiring another member of your team is no small feat: From salary to health insurance, it’s very expensive to pay for a full-time employee. You’ll also likely lose thousands of billable hours from training new employees. If you’re considering taking the plunge, here are a few things to keep in mind before making a decision.

4 SEO Tips for Your Law Firm’s Content

As an attorney, you know the importance of getting more visitors to your website. One of the best ways to get unpaid visitors to go to your firm is by using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to create the best content possible. Unfortunately, not every law firm has the budget to hire a content marketer. If your firm has a website that’s not receiving as much traffic as you’d like, here are a few quick SEO tips you can use to make sure you direct as much traffic as possible to your website.

How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect Personal Injury Cases?

Every day, people get into car crashes due to negligence, user error, bad reaction times, and just plain bad luck. In fact, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled in road crashes every year.

However, the rise of self driving cars means that driving safety may no longer rely on the motorist, but the car itself.