Why Christmas is the Busiest Time of Year for Law Offices!
With the holidays fast approaching, everyone is looking forward to some respite from their year-long responsibilities. However, lawyers don’t have this luxury. In fact, the Christmas season for the legal profession is one of the busiest times of the year.
Why? Read on to learn more about why Christmas is a busy time to be an attorney.
When is the Busiest Time of Year for a Lawyer?
Between Thanksgiving and the 25th of December, personal injury cases spike due to the abundance of activity nearing the holidays. For this reason, many law firms attend to various cases. These cases can range from personal injury cases like premise liability claims and vehicular accidents.
Between November and December, clients often seek attorneys for injury claims. For this reason, the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the busiest seasons for law firms.
However, business doesn’t exactly drop off after Christmas. As more clients file claims with their attorneys, lawyers begin to compile lengthy to-do lists consisting of meetings or hearings.
Besides attending to clients, law firms also begin screening candidates to fill new positions during the holidays. Doing this allows a practice to fill a position or two by January and the summer months. Some firms even ramp up their hiring to accommodate the increasing workload during the holidays.
All of these activities compound, raising stress levels for every law firm and its attorneys.
Why Do Cases Spike During the Christmas Period?
During the holidays, most law firms see clients who need counsel and representation for personal injury cases. We can attribute the spike in injury cases to the activities during the festive season.
First, the holidays are a time when more people get off work to socialize. This means more drinking, which predisposes people to carelessness. Following a drinking spree, many people get into accidents.
Also, as we’ve observed from our practice, there’s more movement during the busy seasons. As a result, you can expect more car and truck accidents.
Why is Injury Law More in Demand Over the Christmas Period?
More parties and holiday activities lead to more accidents. Using the same logic, we can extrapolate that injury cases also rise during the holidays.
With an increased number of injuries comes an increased desire for compensation. This trend leads to a higher demand for personal injury lawyers.
The Busy Schedule of a Lawyer
A law firm receives many phone calls year-round. These calls are from individuals seeking representation for their cases. As you can imagine, the more calls we answer, the more cases we may be handling.
The increased caseload necessitates long hours from attorneys as they conduct research and amass court documents to meet deadlines for the coming new year.
If lawyers are partners or firm leaders, they will also likely be in charge of hiring other attorneys and hiring budgets. The added HR responsibilities add to the standard workday.
Are Waiting Times Longer at Christmas for a Law Firm Appointment?
Waiting times are longer during the holidays. Many attorneys are already busy with cases. Hence, you must book an early consultation shortly after you’ve gotten in an accident.
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