Do you really want to hire a lawyer that screams at you on late night TV? Do you believe that a TV lawyer has special skills beyond those of other lawfirms?
When you are injured due to someone's negligent act and they are insured, your lawyer is generally facing off against an insurance company claims adjuster, not another lawyer. A lawsuit is only filed if a settlement cannot be reached.
Years ago, when a claim was filed the insurance companies used the services of an experienced claims adjuster who evaluated claims and made the decision based on company guidelines to offer a settlement amount or reject a claim.
Today, most of the major insurance companies, while still using claims adjusters, evaluate accident and personal injury claims with the assistance of sophisticated computer software. These computer programs spit out a settlement range offer available to the adjuster, based on input received from the claimant's attorney. This input includes medical records, accident reports, lost wages and a host of other data.
Any settlement offer by the insurance company adjuster is directly influenced then by the quality of the information submitted by your attorney to the insurance company and crunched by their computer.
When you're considering hiring a lawyer for your injury or accident claim, don't confuse screaming with competency. The insurance companies are not intimidated by lawyer.
When you schedule your free consultation, you'll meet with a lawyer. We'll spend time with you and answer the questions most important to your personal injury or accident claim. We'll see to it that you have a clear understanding of the law and a strategy for handling the case. Or you can spend the same hour on the internet reading Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury.