Lawyers refer cases to us for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the case is outside the referring lawyer's area of expertise so the lawyer decides it is in the client's best interest to send the case to us. Even if the referring lawyer practices injury law, collaboration with us is sought because the case is more complex than they typically handle such as a medical malpractice claim. Other times, the referring lawyer would like to associate us because of the financial or time demands the case will put on their own practice.
Whatever the reason, at the Law Offices of John Day, we routinely share our skills and resources to help other lawyers help their clients. Whether it is a simple referral or a co-counsel relationship, our accomplished injury lawyers can help provide:
- Experts to help prosecute the case;
- A nurse paralegal to help address medical issues;
- Financial resources to even the playing field with powerful corporate defendants and insurance companies;
- Seasoned trial attorneys to try the case;
- Decades of experience and knowledge in tort law.
We do not charge potential clients who call us to discuss a case and the same is true for lawyers. We are happy to talk to you about your case and let you know our thoughts on it. If you decide to refer the case to us or co-counsel with us, we will work out a shared fee at the beginning of the case. And speaking of the beginning: that is when we prefer to become involved, but we do accept cases that are already in later stages of litigation. Finally, we accept referral cases across the entire State of Tennessee.
Over the years, many of the same questions have been posed to us about how our firm handles case referrals. To help referring lawyers decide if they would like to engage our services, we have developed the following FAQ:
- How Can I Help My Clients by Referring Cases to the Law Offices of John Day, P.C.?
- What Do I Have to Do to Earn a Referral Fee?
- Do I Have to Pay Case-Related Expenses if I Refer a Case to the Law Offices of John Day?
- Ok, I Understand that I May Make Money that Equates to a Very High Hourly Rate by Referring the Case Out. But the Simple Fact of the Matter is that I Like to Take the Occasional Personal Injury Case.
- Why Would I Refer a Case to Your Firm and Earn a Portion of the Fee When I Can Work on the Case by Myself and Earn the Entire Fee?
- Why does the Law Offices of John Day Associate with other Lawyers and Pay Referral Fees?
- If I Associate your Firm to Help me With a Case, Do I Have any Financial Risk?
- Why Would I Choose to Refer Cases to the Law Offices of John Day?
- There is a Lawyer Down the Street Who Does Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Why Shouldn’t I just Refer the Case to that Lawyer?
- I Understand that You May Not Accept Representation in a Pending Case. What About Unfiled Cases – Do You Always Accept Representation in Those Cases that are Referred to You?
- I Regularly Do Personal Injury Work, Including Some Complex Cases. Why Would I Ever Want to Refer a Case to Another Injury Law Firm?
- It is Embarassing for Me to Ask for Help on a Plaintiff's Case when I Hold Myself Out as a Plaintiff's Lawyer