Some questions clients ask
We offer a variety of services. For more information, click the plus and minus signs below to open and close each section.
Please call if any of the following events occur:
- If you move, call with your new address.
- If your phone number is changed, let us know.
- If your phone is out of service, tell us how you can be reached.
- If you have been contacted by the police, any insurance company or anyone else who asks about your case, let us know immediately.
- If you become very ill or are hospitalized, please call us.
- If your doctor tells you to go back to work, tells you that you are through treating, or you are referred to another doctor, let us know.
If we are not available to speak with you when you call, please leave your name and telephone number with our secretary or voice mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please understand that much of an attorney’s time and duties take him out of office, sometimes for days at a time. Therefore, it can be difficult to respond to your calls immediately; we will do so as soon as possible.
Keep careful records about your case. Your lawyer needs as much information as you can remember and record. Please refrain from posting on any social media platform.
We will give you periodic updates regarding the progress on your case. We will at times ask you to come to the office where we can meet with you. At these times you can tell us how you are feeling, and we can bring you up to date on your case.
Generally, do not discuss your case with anyone, including insurance adjustors, before talking with your lawyer. Simply give them our firm’s name and telephone number.
When you are under a doctor’s care, be sure he or she knows everything about your injuries and all of your complaints. If new problems develop, let the doctor know immediately. If you believe your problems, complaints or difficulties are accident-related, be sure the doctor knows this also.
Yes, during the course of your case there may be appointments scheduled for you. You will be notified either by our office or your insurance company. It is very important that you attend all appointments scheduled for you. If you absolutely cannot keep an appointment, call us to explain and we will reschedule, if possible.
This will depend on many things such as whether you have permanent injuries and how these injuries change your life. The amount you receive is primarily determined by the type and amount of insurance limits. Usually, the determination of the value is made after the discovery phase of litigation is complete.
We are very experienced at handling these types of cases. You can be sure we will attempt to obtain the best possible result for you and proceed with what we believe is in your best interests.
This varies a great deal. Very few cases are settled quickly (in less than nine months). Many cases take more than two years.
We would like to settle your case quickly, but that will depend on many things such as how long it takes for you to recover from your injury, what type of insurance the Defendant has, who the insurance company is and in what court the case was filed.
What is most important is that you get the best possible results. Often insurance companies will not even offer a settlement for injuries until they are faced with going to court.
We will keep you informed about the progress of your case and always give you new information when we receive it.