We place special emphasis on obtaining reasonable compensation and benefits for injured persons in cases involving personal injury litigation and insurance settlements. These cases include automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, "slip and fall" cases, products liability and wrongful death. Feel free to call for an exploratory discussion regarding the merits of your case (no charge). If you are unable to come to our office for an appointment, we can schedule a visit at your home or the hospital.
Why You Should Have a Lawyer
Except in cases where the liability is admitted and the injury is minor, it is usually beneficial to retain an attorney to deal with insurance claims. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations, and the more money paid out in claims, the less profitable they are. Even though many insurance adjusters are genuinely nice people, it is only common sense to recognize that they try to pay out as little money as possible.
Virtually all insurance adjusters will say that their goal is to reach a "fair settlement," but their job is to minimize the payout to claimants. Adjusters know the system and are trained to discourage claimants from seeking legal assistance. Studies show that represented claimants receive an average of two to three times more compensation than those who are unrepresented. In addition to the economic benefits of retaining a lawyer, the client no longer has to deal with the insurance company adjusters and can focus on more important things (like family and recovery).
Personal Injury Fees
We generally accept these cases on a contingency basis, meaning no attorney fees are incurred unless there is a recovery. However, we will discuss billing our services at an hourly rate if the client prefers that arrangement.
Please contact us if you are in need of, or have questions regarding, your Personal Injury claim: