Clio, calling itself the world’s leading provider of cloud-based legal technology, has announced a new end-to-end solution designed for law firms with personal injury practices. This solution is built on the legal industry’s most widely used cloud-based legal practice management software, Clio Manage, and addresses the distinct workflows, procedures, and requirements intrinsic to personal injury law.
This launch marks Clio’s first practice-specific customization, delivering technology to meet the needs of 50,000 personal injury lawyers practicing across the United States. It also serves a demand for personal injury lawyers to work seamlessly on a centralized cloud-based platform within larger, multi-practice firms.
“For too long personal injury lawyers have compromised on what they need from their technology partners—resulting in complex workflows, poor efficiency, and substandard user experiences,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Founder of Clio. “That all changes today with our new suite of features specifically designed for personal injury lawyers. I can’t wait to see the resulting impact of practices that are run more efficiently, profitably, and true to the client-centric approach that Clio is known for.”
Personal injury lawyers can now leverage the benefits of Clio’s new feature suite, including for example quick and informed negotiation and decisioning, management of medical records and accelerated disbursement of recovery proceeds.
Personal injury law firms also have specific legal obligations and procedures around medical record keeping and documents, expense tracking, and receiving payments from other law firms. They require secure, compliant software to store and process personal health information in compliance with HIPAA regulations. The majority of practice management solutions fall short of the full scope of needs for law firm operations and compliance, and as a result, personal injury law firms have to adjust their processes to fit into broad legal solutions, or form complex tech stacks to meet their operational and regulatory needs—until now.
Clio aims to eliminate operational barriers for personal injury firms, helping them manage large caseloads, fulfill unique legal processes, and meet their legal obligations, all while enabling them to expand their bandwidth to take on more cases—freeing up time to focus on legal work. This new suite of features improves internal communication efforts while maintaining alignment around centralized medical bills, records, notes, client costs, and settlement data.
Clio’s Personal Injury Add-On also offers intuitive workflows around medical record tracking and settlement disbursements, further simplifying work, optimizing operations and maximizing settlements for clients. It enables personal injury firms to meet their obligations to their clients under the privacy rule by securely storing and processing personal health information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
“Personal injury law is highly competitive, and the lawyers who understand how to get their technology to work for them are the ones who will emerge from the pack,” said Robert T. Simon, Founder and Partner at Simon Law Group, a personal injury firm in California. “Clio isn’t just a tool, it’s a catalyst for law firm success. Yes, they have delivered the solutions we need to become more efficient, profitable, and client focused, but it’s now a matter of leveraging every advantage this technology offers to run a stronger, more profitable practice.”
“We’ve heard time and again from customers that having all functionality in one place makes a big difference to the overall efficiency of running a law firm,” said Hemant Kashyap, Clio’s Chief Product Officer. “And we know this is especially true for firms with multiple practice areas. With practice-specific solutions in Clio Manage, multi-practice firms are able to centralize their client intake, firm reporting, payments infrastructure and more, utilizing the full extent of the Clio platform. This launch is as much about the operational efficiency of those firms as it is about maximizing settlement outcomes for their clients.”
“We aim to maximize the value of Clio for our customers, digging deeper into the nuances of their practice area and solving operational hurdles with a frictionless experience,” continued Newton. “Delivering this important suite of features to personal injury lawyers is a keystone to our wider investment in this sector. We are committed to serving as the technology of choice to personal injury lawyers, ensuring we continue to meet their evolving needs.”