How a Personal Injury Case Works
A Professional and Personal Approach
I have over 25 years of experience handling motor vehicle accidents. I pride myself on the personal attention that I give each client. I will personally work with you on your case. Here is what to expect when I represent you.
There is no cost or obligation if you call me. You will talk to me personally and not to a paralegal or recent law school graduate.
After getting the basic details about your case I will schedule an initial, no cost consult with you at a time convenient to you. If needed, I will meet you at your home or at the hospital.
Remember, the sooner you call the sooner we can take steps necessary to protect your legal rights. . . including efforts to save importance evidence.
This meeting is more than just an opportunity to meet you. At this meeting, I will obtain important information about you and your case. I will listen carefully to your description of the incident, ask questions to help make sure that important information is not overlooked, and address your questions or concerns.
Contingent Fee Agreement – No Recovery, No Fee
If you decide to retain us, we will have you sign a contingency fee agreement. What that means is that our fee will be a percent of what we recover for you. And, if we do not recover for you, you owe us nothing.
Investigation of Your Case
My investigation of your case involves an investigation of the details of the incident itself and of your injuries. This investigation typically involves the following:
- An inspection of the site of the incident and of the vehicles or product involved
- Talking to witnesses, taking photographs, and talking to the police, etc.
- Taking photographs of your injuries, scars, and hospitalization
- Obtaining medical records
- Meeting with your treating physicians and retaining medical experts
- Hiring experts to assist in the investigation and presentation of your case
Attempting to Settle Your Case
After our investigation is complete, it may make sense to try to resolve your case with the insurance company before filing suit. Some cases can be resolved efficiently and effectively through negotiations.
I will use my years of experience to determine how best to present your case and to evaluate the reasonableness of any settlement offers made by the insurance company. You will be closely involved in any settlement efforts and no offer will be accepted without your approval.
If a reasonable settlement cannot be achieved through negotiations, the next step is to commence litigation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. Unfortunately, litigation is complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Because litigation is complicated, I spend a great deal of time with my clients explaining each step of the litigation process and carefully preparing them. I believe that a case can only be effectively presented when you understand the litigation process and are thoroughly prepared.
Although many cases will settle before trial, some cases ultimately proceed to trial. Accordingly, we prepare all our cases with this in mind.
Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney to Learn More
Bearing all of this in mind, you should reach out to me immediately if you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person. Once you schedule your free initial consultation, I can begin providing you with the kind of one-on-one attention you and your case will need as we work through the coming legal process. To schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient for you, please call my office at 717-392-6362.