Well, it has been nearly a month since my last update. Work has thankfully been keeping me busy. I have also been working on an update to this site which I hope to integrate soon.
One of the things that has struck me recently when dealing with clients is the need to take action. In several instances, clients have faced challenges by not acting quickly. I have taken this to heart in considering my own practice. Failing to act can lead to several problems:
- Failing to Act Costs Money – The old maxim that “time is money” is certainly true. When potential litigation occurs, many individuals wait to make up their minds about what they want to do going forward. While people sit and think (and this certainly applies to lawyers), money is sitting in the wrong hands.
- Failing to Act Weakens Your Case – Many clients have the problem that they don’t think about protecting themselves when a problem arises. As a result, they might not save that receipt showing they actually paid or take pictures of damage to property as soon as it occurs. When we linger, evidence can get lost. Without all the evidence, a case gets weaker and the ability of the client to prevail declines. Taking time to act would lead to stronger cases and better recoveries.
- Failing to Act Saves Time - The excuse I usually give myself (and often hear from clients) is that I am too busy to do this or that. The reality is that problems don’t get smaller by waiting. If I take time to act, I can handle the problem before it gets too big and takes more time.