Most cases settle before trial. Trials are stressful and risky. So why do we recommend you hire a seasoned trial lawyer if you don’t want to go to trial? It is simple. Insurance companies keep tabs on the lawyers that go to trial. The moment a client comes into our firm, we work the case up like it will... Read More
A contingency fee agreement is the typical fee agreement in a personal injury case. This arrangement means a lawyer is not paid unless you make a monetary recovery. It also incentivizes the lawyer to build up the case as much as possible. A few of the advantages of a contingency fee are as follows:
You have little to no upfront... Read More
Insurance companies know an unrepresented person is going to have a hard time setting up a case for litigation, handling discovery requests, depositions, filing a lawsuit, paying for doctors/medical providers to testify or trying a case to a jury.
Having a lawyer early in the case can help in the following way:
Conducting a thorough investigation with witnesses;
Creating a barrier between... Read More
Lawyers handling criminal cases run into this problem every day, and the answer is simple: don’t talk to the police without an attorney. Just don’t.
Police never come just to “talk with you” if you are a possible criminal suspect. They only come to see you to try and get you to admit you did something wrong, or-worse- to... Read More
In law school students are taught to develop a case theory. The theory is supposed to be a reason you can win the case in an easy to understand explanation to a jury. Although I agree that this is essential to any good trial strategy; I don’t like the term “case theory.” I prefer to think of it as... Read More
What is my Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Policy?
Once you suffer an injury in an automobile accident (bicycle or being hit by vehicle counts as well), your auto-insurance policy will pay $15,000 towards medical treatment reasonably related to the curative treatment of your injuries.
You may have a higher policy, but it depends on your plan. Very few insurance companies provide... Read More
Were you hit by a drunk or impaired driver?
Our knowledge of the criminal court system, police investigations, national highway traffic and safety training, field sobriety testing, breath or blood testing and retrograde extrapolation is an extreme value on cases where someone has been hit and injured by an drunk/impaired driver. We are familiar with blood alcohol issues such as... Read More
What do I need to do as soon as I am injured in an automobile accident?
Insurance companies will try to claim the accident is your fault or settle your case for as little as possible. Insurance companies know we won’t put up with these tactics or we’ll see them in trial. We will not be outworked and hold the... Read More