Some cases can resolve themselves much quicker than others, but some do drag on. We try and keep the insurance companies aware of our client’s treatment so that they can make the proper reserves on their policies. If it is a small policy and we have injuries that may exceed that, we may try and settle it a little quicker so that medical bills do not exhaust all the money we can get our clients. If someone is hesitant about surgery, but surgery is required for them to heal, we will not push. What we will do is guide them to make that right choice for them to get back to their lives and have that surgery. Every case is different, every policy is different, and every accident report is different. All of those variables combined make it difficult put a number on the length of any given case.
What Are Some Unintentional Mistakes Detrimental To A Personal Injury Claim?
Probably the biggest mistake is for an individual to get frustrated with the system and not let anyone know about unintentional mistakes. A lot of times an injured individual will get over treated, and they do not tell the doctors that they are not feeling better and that this treatment is not working. If a client calls and tells me that their treatment plan isn’t working effectively for them, my response is talk to the doctor about what they are feeling.
Sometimes they get frustrated because they have not heard from us and that is never good. If they are concerned we tell them just pick up the phone and call us anytime. I have a nice office, and my staff is wonderful. They are really patient and treat you like family. If somebody really needs to talk to me, I can pick up the phone.
Can Someone Even Afford An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?
Experienced attorneys are affordable. In personal injury cases, attorneys are paid on a contingency fee. Most law firms charge a similar percentage. In addition to an experienced attorney, find an attorney that still cares, that is still engaged in his practice. That is, is he paying attention to his clients? Do they actually matter to him, or is it just a numbers game? A lot of law firms out there tend to depersonalize their clients. Often, every piece of paper pertaining to a client is tracked by a case or file number. At our law firm, we still refer to our clients by name in our office, and it makes a huge difference.
What Sets Your Firm Apart In Handling Personal Injury Cases?
I am still engaged every day in my office practicing personal injury cases. My clients know me. I carry a comfortable and manageable load of cases, but pay strict attention to detail with and devote a lot of time to each one. My firm does not have a “settle the case and get it out of the door” type of mentality. I have the ability look at the case and assess what a fair settlement would be for my client; and then I strive to reach, if not surpass, that mark. I view my clients as real people who have been put in these unfortunate situations through no fault of their own. I can sympathize with my clients, and that makes all the difference when it comes to the representation of these individuals.
On our business card, we say, “We work for you.” That is not just a catch phrase or slogan; it is, quite literally, what we do. We believe it every day. We come in, we go to work, and we make sure that we take care of you. Your success and positive outcome is important to us in this office. It will always be our number one priority. We rely on our former clients to refer us to our new clients. It has been that way since day one.
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