If you have suffered from an accident that resulted in personal injury, our team can help. We offer a free consultation to help you understand what to expect when filing a personal injury lawsuit. From there, the only payment we take is a contingency fee once the case is won.
As personal injury lawyers, we assist in wrongful death and injury claims. This includes traumatic events such as car accidents, construction injuries, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. We fight for you in cases of insurance disputes, nursing home abuse, worker’s compensation, and defective products. Our goal is for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect
Step 1. Reach Out to Us
If you are injured, give us a call.
All of our phone calls are handled by humans. Usually, calls are immediately fielded by one of our attorneys so we can begin building a personal relationship with the client. In the event that the case seems more complicated than usual, someone in our office will schedule a call instead.
Step 2. Pencil Us In
After the first call, we will either schedule an in-person meeting, a video conference, or a telephone conference. During these meetings, we are able to discuss the case in further detail and review the initial documents.
Step 3. What To Bring
At this meeting, you will need to provide us with your address, phone number, health insurance information, and a copy of your driver's license. We also ask you to bring any documents related to your injury including:
1. Crash Report
3. Doctor Records
4. Correspondence with Insurance Companies
5. Correspondence with Employers
Step 4: Evaluating Your Accident and Injuries
During the first meeting, we will review the details of the injury case including where it happened and who was involved. We will then discuss your injuries including what medical providers you have seen, if you required an ambulance, if you had surgery, and what treatments you may have had.
Step 5: The Elements of Your Case
There are tangible and intangible areas of damages to consider for each case. Tangible damages include medical expenses and lost wages. Intangible damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent injury, and future expenses.
Step 6: Know the Law
At this point in the meeting, we discuss what the law says regarding your type of injury. This varies from case to case. We consider what evidence is necessary and what the analysis of evidence is going to be.
This is also the point in our meeting where we assess whether we think the case can be successful. We don't usually turn down a client's case after the first meeting. If anything, we will ask for more time to evaluate the evidence and discuss it with the rest of the firm. We use a team approach to law because we want to bring in all levels of experience and knowledge to every case.
Step 7: What Happens Next?
After the first meeting, we begin to make initial contact with all responsible parties and identify insurance companies. We instruct them to direct all future communications through us rather than through the client.
We also monitor the medical treatment a client is receiving. This is important as we do not want to start negotiations or talk about resolving a claim until we have confidence in what the injury is and how long it may last.
Step 8: The Case
Once we gather all of our evidence, we discuss how we want to present it. We have to use the evidence we have to demonstrate the extent of the injury, how long it may last and the types of treatment it has or will require.
From here, we present the case to the insurance company and begin negotiations. The insurance will respond by starting negotiations or neglecting our proposal. Most cases will be settled at this point. However, we prepare all of our cases as if they will be taken to trial.
Step 9: Payment
Once a case is resolved, the client is able to recover compensation.
We are paid on a contingency fee which means that the client is never paying out of pocket for our services. We advance all expenses including investigating and prosecution. If the case is won we will receive a percentage of the damages. This amount is determined on a case by case basis.
If we do not win the case, we will not be paid. There is no recovery for our time and expenses leading up to or during the case.
Additional Help We Provide
We may not be medical experts, but after working in personal injury we have learned a thing or two about the medical field. This experience allows us to help you along the way. We are able to provide insight into what you can expect from your recovery and help make payment arrangements.
The medical bills can be difficult to manage so we can help discuss who is going to pay and how or coordinate with your insurance to postpone payments until the conclusion of your case.