You Have More To Lose Without An AttorneyPosted on February 15,2016 by lawrzwp
Most competent attorneys will tell you if your claim is of the type which does not require legal representation, so you have very little to lose. When you’ve been injured, it is highly likely that your mind will not be focused on preserving your legal rights, but rather, just dealing with the enormity of recovery. It is important to bring all your energy to bear on that which is most important- the process of healing. Let the attorney take care of the other matters, such as the paperwork and documentation necessary to establish your claim.
Acting as a filter, an attorney can tell you what is important information and what isn’t relevant to resolving the issue with your best intent in mind. Although many things may look to have importance when evaluating an accident claim, many items don’t and merely serve to distract consideration to the issues of greatest concern. As experienced Toledo attorneys we will help you focus your energy on presenting the strongest parts of your claim while minimizing the weaknesses. You should have little to no contact with the insurance companies. We become your voice in the courts and to the insurance companies because we know how to deal with them and win. Insurance companies are geared to minimize your claim, and will give you little to no direction on how to adequately document your injury so that you may achieve an optimal result.
We will handle the paperwork and ensure that no one takes advantage of you. Remember, when you hire an attorney, we become a member of your team seeking the same thing you do, a good recovery. Your best first step would be to contact us for a meeting so that you get a feel for how serious the issues really are. We endeavor to make the complicated issues understandable so that we can prove your rightful claim in court.
Why We Don’t Charge Unless You Get Paid
When you meet with our attorneys, there is never a charge for the initial screening. We do not pressure you to sign anything, and only after we have made a complete explanation and evaluation of your claim are you given an opportunity to retain our services. We believe that the very best client is the one that sees the value in our services, and wants to work as hard as we do to present the merits of your claim.
It is important that you feel confident in us enough to trust us to obtain the best result for your claim. We don’t tell you something that isn’t true, nor do we inflate the values or information we provide to give you anything but a clear and accurate picture of the problem. After all, there is nothing worse that an unhappy client, since unhappy clients lead to unhappy lawyers. And unhappy lawyers make unhappy homes. Our kids like us better when we come home happy.
As Toledo expert attorneys we will discuss openly and objectively the nature of your injuries and facts surrounding the accident. If we feel we can represent you fully, we will tell you the options, at which point we would provide you with a simple agreement to sign which spells out in plain language the nature of our agreement.
After signing the agreement, we will undertake to investigate your claim; contact witnesses; obtain accident reports, records, photographs, medical records; and secure necessary witness statements. With your authorization, we will obtain any records which you could otherwise obtain to maximize your result.
Plus we work on a strict contingency fee basis, which means, that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. So, basically, we are joined at the hip from beginning to end.
We Make This A Stress-Free Process So You Can Get Well
After we have been retained, we will contact anyone who was responsible for the accident, including their insurance carrier and adjuster to advise them or our representation of you. We make sure that all communication with insurance carriers or adjusters is directed to our office so that you may concentrate on getting back to full health without being distracted by legal machinations. We don’t want you speaking directly with insurance companies since, their interests and yours are in direct conflict. You want to receive an optimal result, while they want to pay a sub-optimal result. We will investigate and build your case in order to maximize your right to compensation.
Why It’s Important To Be Patient
Much of what we do will take a considerable amount of time. When we write away for your medical records, the hospitals and institutions funnel our request into their system and sometimes, it can take several seeks for a reply to be forthcoming. And then, when we do receive the reply, many times important documentation is inadvertently omitted, requiring a further request for documentation. So, depending on how meticulous the medical provider is in complying with our information request, the time it takes to assembly your documents can vary.
My mother used to say, “I have no Patience for Details”.
My father use to say, “Patience is a Virtue”.
The notable judge once said: “Spare me the Details”.
Wisdom comes to the man that knows which fight is the right fight. We will do everything possible to prepare your claim, but remember, every claim is different, just as each individual is different. The fact that your friend, Billy, reached a settlement within 2 week of the accident has no bearing on the time it will take to bring yours to conclusion. Perhaps Billy, in his haste to get his claim settled, settled for too little, or failed to take every legal requirement into consideration which would have created a greater benefit to him.
Every injury case has different circumstances and elements, and each are dependent on the professionalism, personality and style of the medical providers involved. Some doctors are good advocates for their patients, while others are detached and aloof and seem to be unconcerned about the financial impact the injury is having on your livelihood. Other doctors have open hostility to insurance companies and lawyers. We try to help by corresponding to the doctor to explain our function and goal in representing your claim. It is our belief that most doctors have your best interests at heart, and it is only a small handful which make your effort to secure compensation difficult.
For serious injuries, obtaining information from doctors can take time. It is important not to pester the doctor with unnecessary paperwork, since it takes considerable time and effort for the doctor’s staff to photocopy medical records in compliance with our request. We try to make our request for documents at a time when your medical treatment has wound down to a point where the doctor is very close to concluding his services on your behalf. In that way, we know that the doctor will likely photocopy all your records and not inadvertently miss something crucial.