4 Tips to Help Clients with ABA Legal Code of Ethics
Personal injury clients face many challenges as they seek compensation for their losses. Most will be entering this unfamiliar world for the first time, struggling to deal with the complexities of care plans and legal matters.
Of course, every good PI lawyer wants to go the extra mile to get the best client outcomes. Yet doing this while staying within ABA ethics guidelines can be challenging.
For example, the rules state that “a lawyer shall not provide financial assistance to a client in connection with pending or contemplated litigation.”
However, there are definitely areas where you can offer meaningful help without breaking the rules. And perhaps the most significant of these are transportation and pharmacy.
Transportation and Pharmacy Help Ideas
Gaps in treatment are a red flag that can cause significant problems further down the track. So it’s in everyone’s interest that clients stay on track with their care plans.
“If clients stop getting treatment, the chances of achieving a fair settlement are greatly reduced,” says Dr. Survam Patel, Managing Partner of Compliant Clients. “This is true even if they resume treatment later on. So it’s in everyone’s interest to help clients attend appointments and get the right medications.”
Fortunately, there are many ways you can assist clients with both their transportation and pharmacy needs. And you can do both without breaching the code of ethics. Here are a few options for lending a helping hand compliantly.
Work with the Professionals
Implementing all the above tips can be a challenge for a law firm, taking valuable time and resources away from more important casework. That’s why many personal injury attorneys choose to work with Compliant Clients.
We offer both transportation and pharmacy on lien, meaning we only get compensated when the case is settled. So it won’t cost you or your clients a cent to fix the above issues. We’ll schedule rides, provide coverage for injury-related medications, and keep people on track with their care plans.
“Building a strong personal injury case requires a lot of time, effort, and sweat equity,” says Dr. Patel. “It’s a real shame if the case is then undermined by avoidable problems such as missed appointments or skipped medications. It can mean settling for less than the client deserves—or even losing the case altogether. We work with personal injury firms to eliminate these concerns.”
When you partner with Compliant Clients, we’ll schedule rides for clients and follow up to ensure they get to appointments. We also offer nationwide prescription insurance cards, so they can get their medications easily. Better still, we do all of this on lien so that the cost question doesn’t even arise.” Across the United States, more and more PI law firms are discovering that working with Compliant Clients has many significant benefits. Clients are happier and troublesome gaps in treatment are eliminated. Yet legal staff don’t have to waste time and money managing any of these issues. We take care of everything while you focus on building cases.
To find out more about working with Compliant Clients, contact us today.