Why use Adidem to hire a personal injury lawyer?
It's your claim. You should have your choice of lawyer
- by Adidem
- Aug. 1, 2019
So you’ve been in an accident and are thinking about hiring a personal injury lawyer. You may have seen Adidem’s articles on:
- How do you find the best personal injury lawyer?; and
- What questions do I ask to find the best personal injury lawyer?
So you now have some of the information you need before hiring a personal injury lawyer, but it’s going to take you a lot of work to interview multiple lawyers, compare the information you obtained and make the right decision for your claim. It’s also a huge risk to hire the first lawyer you are referred to. Don’t worry, there is another solution. Adidem will find lawyers for you, all from the comforts of your home or phone.
So what exactly does Adidem do for you?
We know it can be difficult and intimidating trying to find a lawyer after an accident, let alone trying to find the top personal injury lawyer for your lawsuit. We also know most people have no experience hiring a lawyer and do not know the right questions to ask before deciding who to hire.
At Adidem, we recognize these challenges and we do the work for you so you can get the information you need to hire the right lawyer. Here are some of the things Adidem does for you. You can also find a summary of Adidem's features for you here.
■ Tells us about your claim and we try to bring multiple lawyers to you!!
Typically, before a lawyer agrees to take on your case, that lawyer will sit down with you for approximately an hour or so to ask you questions about your claim and the accident. Once the lawyer is satisfied a claim exists, that lawyer will offer to represent you. But where is your choice in this process? How do you know if you were referred to the best lawyer? How do you know if the fees are fair? How do you know if the lawyer is properly valuing your claim? How do you know if another lawyer might be better for your claim (or may recover you more money)?
That’s where Adidem is designed to help.
Through our proprietary personal injury questionnaire, Adidem asks you questions similar to those a lawyer would otherwise ask if you met with a lawyer in person.Sample of the Adidem questionnaire you will complete in order to obtain proposals from lawyers
In addition to the benefits of potentially obtaining multiple proposals from attorneys for you claim, you can complete our questionnaire in only 5 minutes from wherever you have a phone, tablet or computer, rather than spending hours commuting and meeting with lawyers. No more hassle meeting with lawyers.
After you've completed the questionnaire, we take your claim to lawyers in your State. Any lawyer can then confidentially review your claim and provide you with a proposal offering their services to you. Rather than you going out to find the personal injury legal market, we bring it right to youSample of the Attorney Dashboard when we send your claim to an attorney for review
Adidem can be used for any personal injury claim, including accidents involving a vehicle (car or bike accidents), work accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice (injuries resulting from a doctor or other medical professional), assaults, exposure to hazardous substances (i.e. asbestos, harmful chemicals), incidents with commercial carriers (i.e. airplanes, taxis, ubers, etc.) or other accidents caused by someone’s “fault”. Fault can mean a number of things, but generally speaking, means that someone (including a company) did something or failed to do something that resulted in you suffering injuries.
■ We know the information you need before hiring a lawyer
Information is important in any business. It should also be important to you.
We know there is important information you need to understand before deciding what lawyer to hire. If you’ve never worked with a lawyer, how are you expected to know what information you need or what questions to ask?
When a lawyer provides you with a proposal through Adidem, we ask that lawyer to provide you with the following information:
- the lawyer's experience, including a video of the lawyer introducing him/herself;
- the estimated amount of your claim based on the answers you provided through the questionnaire;
- the estimated amount it will cost to hire the personal injury lawyer;
- the estimated amount you will recover after your claim settles and after you pay the lawyer; and
- the estimated time it will take to resolve your claim.
After reviewing the information provided by each lawyer, you compare proposals and decide who is the best personal injury lawyer to hire!
It’s that simple. It’s your claim. You should have your choice of attorney.
■ Is obtaining proposals a common way to hire personal injury lawyers?
Not before Adidem. Most personal injury lawyers are hired through internet searches or through their referral networks, and most people hire the first lawyer they are introduced to. Some end up happy with this result, others do not. Soliciting proposals is also a very common method for hiring lawyers for other types of legal services. So why is it’s important to run a proposal process when hiring a lawyer (or other person).
Hiring a person or purchasing a product in a competitive environment typically results in you getting better information and pricing. It works when you are buying a TV or a car and it works the same way when hiring a lawyer. Why shouldn’t you have the same opportunity for your personal injury claim? With Adidem, now you do.
More and more commonly, before hiring a lawyer, companies will request multiple law firms to provide proposals before deciding which lawyer will work on the company’s legal file. The company will ask for information from lawyers so that company can assess which lawyer has the best experience at the best price.
*Please note that Adidem is not a law firm and Adidem does not provide legal advice. If you decide to hire a lawyer that provided you with a proposal, your agreement for legal services will be directly between you and the law firm and Adidem will not be a party to that agreement.