Will people think I am greedy if I immediately hire an attorney?
A. No, but unfortunately many people are intimidated into inaction because of the perception that they will be viewed unfavorably. Fair-minded intelligent people will not view you this way. Think of hiring a lawyer as your effort to level the playing field when dealing with trained insurance adjusters. Watch the Immediately Hiring a Lawyer video and get the 10 Secrets That Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know newsletter, available free upon request.
Will my case go to trail?
A. 90% of cases settle before going to jury verdict. However, the best way to get a case settled is to have an attorney who thoroughly works the case up and has the ability to try to the case. Watch the Will I Have to go to Court? video.
Should I attempt to negotiate with the insurance company without an attorney?
A. No. Insurance adjusters are trained to handle you in a manner that either eliminates your claim or limits the amount of money they pay you. Plus, if you delay in hiring an attorney valuable evidence can be lost, severely damaging your claim. Watch the Immediately Hiring a Lawyer video and get the 10 Secrets That Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know newsletter, available free upon request.
How do I select an attorney?
A. Select an attorney who has experience in the type of case you have, but only after you ask our 5 critical questions. Watch the How Do I Choose A Lawyer? video and get the 5 Questions You Need to Ask an Attorney newsletter, available free upon request.
Can I afford an attorney? How much will it cost me?
A. Yes and it will only cost you a percentage of your recovery in injury cases. A contingency fee means you pay the attorney only if the attorney is successful in making a recovery of benefits for you. The typical contingency fee is 33.3%. Watch the Meet Chris Heavens video.