10 Things You Should Never Say to a Tulsa Injury Lawyer

Dorothy S. Bass
Award-Winning Personal Injury Lawyers - Tulsa, Oklahoma | Graves McLain


The first time I came to understand the importance of hiring an attorney after being in an auto accident was when I was asked by my doctor if I wanted to sue my insurance company. He didn’t think he could help me, but he knew that if there was any way at all that he could help me then it would be worth his time and money because most people wouldn’t ask him questions like this one. It’s not always obvious which way to go when dealing with a personal injury claim or lawsuit—but it’s always best if you get professional advice about how best proceed with your case before filing anything!

“My case is simple. Why do you need to ask me so many questions?”

You should never say this to a Tulsa injury lawyer. It’s rude, and it puts the attorney on the defensive. The reason you need to ask so many questions is because there are so many things that could go wrong in your case. You need to know if your injuries are legitimate or not, what exactly happened at work or with a car accident, who was at fault for an accident like this one (if there were multiple drivers involved), etc., so that our team of experts can help you get through this difficult time as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“I want a settlement as quickly as possible.”

For starters, the longer you wait, the more likely your injuries will get worse. You may have to undergo additional surgeries or procedures that could add up over time. You might also incur other expenses such as medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering damages for emotional distress. All of these things can make it difficult for you to recover financially from this injury if you wait too long before seeking legal help. Finally, even if your lawyer does win a settlement on your behalf in court (which isn’t always possible), it doesn’t mean that he or she will stop fighting for every penny they’re owed–they may have no choice but do so because there was no way they could win an injunction against chronic negligence at any point during their case!

“I don’t know how much to ask for in my claim.”

You should have a good idea of how much your case is worth. If you’re not sure, ask for an estimate from the attorney who will be handling your case. The attorney can also help determine the length and cost of any treatment needed in the future.

You need to know how much your medical bills are and how long it will take you to recover from this injury if there’s no surgery or other expensive procedure required by law. You also need to know what financial losses might result if you can’t work because of pain, disability or partial recovery after surgery/treatment on your back/neck area (for example).

“I don’t need to hire a lawyer.”

No. You do not need a lawyer to help you understand your rights, understand the legal process, negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit. A Tulsa injury lawyer will be there to guide you through all of these steps in order to ensure that your case gets resolved properly and as quickly as possible.

If someone tells me they don’t want legal representation because it’s too expensive for them, then I’ll refer them back out into society where they can find their own solution (or someone else’s). If someone says “I don’t have time,” then I’ll tell them exactly how long each step takes on average with regards to filing an auto accident claim against another driver; whether it’s just two hours or three days worth of work depending on which route we take together during our interview process so far.

“My accident happened a long time ago, but I’m ready to file now.”

The statute of limitations is the amount of time it takes for you to file a lawsuit. In most states, you have one year from the date of your accident to file your case. If you wait longer than this, then it’s too late—you’ve missed your window and lost any chance at getting compensation for damages caused by someone else’s negligence.

If an insurance company hasn’t paid out yet (if they’re even paying out), then there may be no financial incentive for them to do so within those first few months, which means that if someone hasn’t filed their claim within that timeframe after an accident occurred then their chances will decrease dramatically over time as more time passes without receiving any money from their insurance company.”

“I have plenty of time before I have to decide whether I want to talk to you or not.”

  • “I have plenty of time before I have to decide whether I want to talk to you or not.”
  • This is one of the most common statements that people make when they are in an accident, but it’s also one of the most dangerous ones. If you wait too long before talking with your attorney about their services and what happened at the scene, then there’s a good chance that your case will be dismissed due to insufficient evidence or lack of communication between both parties (more on this later). The longer someone waits before hiring an attorney after an accident occurs, the more likely it becomes that their case will be dismissed by both sides as well as thrown out entirely by courts throughout Oklahoma and beyond!

“I was only slightly injured in the accident. It’s not worth filing a lawsuit.”

You don’t have to be in a severe car accident to receive compensation for your injuries. Even if you were only slightly injured, it’s important to consult with an attorney about what options are available and how much money your case could potentially bring.

The amount of money that you can receive in a personal injury claim is not based on the severity of your injuries or how long they will last. Instead, it’s determined by expert testimony and other factors such as whether or not there was negligence involved in causing the accident in the first place. The value of each case will vary based on many factors including location (for example: urban vs rural), age/health status etc., so it pays off during consultation with an attorney who knows all these things before making any decisions!

“My attorney is really intimidating. He’s much better at persuasion than you are!”

There are two important points to remember when you’re speaking to a lawyer:

  • Lawyers are not intimidating. Your attorney is trained in the art of persuasion, and he or she will do everything possible to help you get the best result possible for your case. He or she may even be able to negotiate on your behalf if necessary, but this does not mean that they have any special powers over their clients’ cases or situations!
  • Lawyers are trained professionals who do their job professionally and ethically (or else!), which means that they will always be honest with their clients about what can happen in a given situation.

“My husband was killed in an auto accident six months ago, and we’re still too upset to even talk about it. Please call back next week.”

You may want to talk to a Tulsa injury lawyer as soon as possible after you are injured. However, there are some things that you should never say when speaking with an attorney. For example:

  • “My husband was killed in an auto accident six months ago, and we’re still too upset to even talk about it. Please call back next week.” This sounds like something out of a bad movie—and it’s probably not good for your case either! It’s important that the lawyer knows what happened before they can give advice on how best to protect your interests and make sure that everyone benefits from the outcome of their work together (you).
  • “I’m not sure if this was my fault or not.” Don’t blame yourself for accidents; instead focus on what needs fixing so no one else gets hurt in future crashes!

You can’t just tell an attorney your story and expect that they’ll know exactly what you need to do next because you have no idea what your rights are or what your options are.

There’s a reason why we’re called “injury lawyers.” It’s because we know how to help people get back on their feet and into the lives they want. But the first thing you need to understand is that there is no one size fits all solution for everyone, which means that not everyone will get the same results from their attorney.

When it comes down to it, one of two scenarios can happen:

  • You’re lucky enough to have an attorney who understands what your rights are as well as what options are available for you in your case (and how much money those options cost). This could mean that they’ll negotiate with insurance companies or make sure everything goes smoothly during trial; or
  • Your lawyer doesn’t seem like they care about helping out at all—or worse yet, they turn out to be incompetent or unprofessional at times when things get tough during negotiations with insurance companies/litigation firms…


Now that you know what not to say, next time someone asks you a question about their auto accident case and says something like “Why do I need an attorney?” ask them how much they would charge for just answering one of these questions. If they tell you anything less than $1,000, then it’s time to find someone else who will take your case on! You deserve the best representation possible given this serious situation in which many lives are on the line.

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