“When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
That famous quote has been attributed to many, including psychologist Abraham Maslow and financier Bernard Baruch. I am not sure who said it first, but whoever it was may have been watching some lawyer’s commercials.
I understand why so many lawyers use the hammer imagery to try and drum up business. Hammers are strong and quick and … well, that’s about it. Some lawyers will use the phrase “strong arm” for the same reasons.
The problem is that “strong and quick” is just one approach, and it can often be the wrong approach for a particular case. Clients come with a variety of problems that require an attorney willing to do two things not often associated with a strong arm holding a hammer: Put in extra time and be flexible.
Early in my career, I followed the lead of my industry. I did loud and obnoxious advertising, yelling that I could single-handedly beat more money out of insurance companies. But eventually I realized that trying to yell louder than the other guy didn’t really do any good for my clients.
Today, the team I’ve put together consistently wins larger settlements for our clients the old-fashioned way … by working harder while my colleagues practice yelling.
If you need someone to protect your rights against the big insurance companies, I hope you pick Weinstein Law. But if you don’t, at least find an attorney who is more than a one-trick pony. You don’t want to end up a bent nail.