BAY AREA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
If you or a family member have been injured because of another person or company's intentional or negligent behavior, you have a legal right to medical treatment and compensation for the pain, financial damage, property loss and emotional distress you have suffered. Our firm's mission is to ensure that our clients receive both appropriate medical treatment and fair compensation.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL RECOVERY - THE FIRST PRIORITY
Our first priority is to ensure that our clients receive effective and appropriate medical treatment, from practitioners who are experienced and knowledgeable about the types of injuries that have been sustained. We work with M.D.'s, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists and others who are experienced in traumatic injury and who are willing to treat patients on a lien basis, receiving payment after settlement is received. This ensures that treatment can begin quickly and continue as long as necessary for full recovery. During the entire recovery process we maintain steady communication with our clients, with the insurance companies, and with the medical providers, and see to it that our clients are exposed to as little inconvenience as possible.
NO FEES UNTIL SETTLEMENT IS RECEIVED
We pride ourselves on never taking a fee from our clients. Our fees come only when the case is settled completely, as a percentage of the compensation received from the insurance company or other responsible party. In many cases our clients never pay any out of pocket expenses, even health care costs, because our medical providers receive payment in advance from the insurance companies or after settlement from the compensation received.
DEALING WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Dealing with an insurance company while you are recuperating from an injury can be difficult and stressful, and not at all conducive to making a full recovery. Insurance companies have their own language and rules for evaluating the value of a case. Preparing and presenting the case correctly can make a huge difference in the settlement amount the insurance company is willing to pay. Allowing an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through settlement negotiations not only relieves you of the burden, but also ensures bettter and fairer results.
DETERMINE A FAIR SETTLEMENT AMOUNT AND PREPARE A CASE
Settlement amounts range widely depending on the degree of liability of the other party, the severity of the injury, the type and timing of treatment received, and other important factors. It takes experience to determine what a fair settlement amount should be and then prepare the case to ensure the best chance of actually receiving it. We gather and organize the police, medical reports and diagnoses, hospital bill, property awards, income loss and other relevant records into a comprehensive package we present to the insurance company to get the best possible result.
NEGOTIATION BEFORE LITIGATION
Most well-prepared cases can be settled through negotiation. There are times, however, when insurance companies do not make settlement offers that we and our clients feel are adequate. It may be because the company denies that their insured is liable for the injury, or because it does not admit that the injury was serious enough to justify the settlement amount we believe is fair. In such a case when we believe we are right we do not hesitate to file a lawsuit and take the case to the next level. We are experienced in all stages of litigation, and we are ready to let a jury make the decision when negotiation proves unable to resolve the issues.
Call one of our local numbers listed above or toll free at 877-481-2627 for a complimentary phone consultation and evaluation of your case. If you prefer to tell us about your case in writing, send an email to email@example.com. We will respond within two business days.
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