Your attorney’s experience is often a factor in winning a case. In any occupation, experience and skill go hand in hand. For example, it stands to reason that the more car accident cases a lawyer has handled, the greater exposure the attorney has with different types of cases. In addition, an experienced lawyer has more familiarity with insurance tactics and proven case strategies. There is no question that knowledge acquired through decades of experience is invaluable in legal representation.
We have recovered notable compensation for our clients through settlements and verdicts. Our recoveries in personal injury cases include a $12 million award in a construction accident case and a $10 million award in a pedestrian accident case. See our case results page for more information about the success we’ve had in handling cases.
It is a fact that the majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. The is due to the fact that litigation is costly. Therefore, parties would rather avoid the expense whenever possible. However, having a proven trial lawyer at your side sends a message to the insurance company. It tells them that you are serious about seeking a fair settlement. It also says that if necessary, you will go to trial.
Here are some questions that are important to ask yourself:
In many instances, you would not know. Typically, insurance companies are eager to rush to settlement, and they do so to cut costs. Until your doctor says you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), it is difficult to know what future medical expenses would be. An attorney understands the strategy of waiting for MMI and has the experience to evaluate what would be a fair or unfair settlement.
Law firms that have handled similar cases to yours, already have an idea of what to expect. Based on the nature of the case and extent of injuries, cases sometimes have similar outcomes. Knowledge of case results is something an experienced attorney would have. Hard-won experience is the best teacher.
We take cases on a contingency fee basis. The fee is contingent on settling the case or winning through trial. If we do not win or settle, our clients owe us no fees. In addition, our clients pay no out-of-pocket expenses. The settlement or award covers our fees. Furthermore, the consultation to evaluate whether or not you have a viable case is free.
Discuss your car accident in a free consultation with our attorneys at Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP.