SO WHY DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY?
It has become increasingly more and more complicated, and expensive to litigate cases against insurance companies. They have the money to fight, and an army of experienced lawyers ready to do battle with you. Court costs, filing fees, subpoena fees, deposition/transcript fees, co-pays for treatment, expert witness fees, it all adds up. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve. You need an attorney that is frugal, yet knows when it is appropriate to engage the services of expert witnesses and other litigation specialists to properly build your case. The more substantial the injuries, the more expensive it is to properly manage and litigate an injury case. We (client and lawyer) unfortunately cannot walk into a court room and tell the judge or jury about your injuries and how much money or work capability you have lost. We have to establish these losses by medical experts and other experts including life care planners, vocational rehabilitation experts, economists, therapists, etc.
For example, for a car accident where the client had a cervical fusion (neck surgery) and can no longer work in the field in which they were employed due to sitting and standing limitations, multiple experts would be necessary to adequately establish a solid claim, and a solid case for trial if necessary. In addition to the medical experts, we often employ vocational rehabilitation experts who determine what employment, if any, is suitable for the client based on their current medical status. Economic experts value the loss of wages caused by the accident, in consideration of the increasing cost of living and inflation. Life care planners put a dollar amount on the additional costs of medical and non-medical modifications to the home and/or lifestyle of an injured victim based on their prognosis. You can see why experts are often important to prove a case, and you should have an attorney that is familiar with these types of experts, and when they are necessary.
We do not collect a fee unless you get compensated. Our fees are based off of the amount we recover for you, and you do not pay a single penny towards any of the expenses discussed above, unless you recover. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid, plain and simple. This is why it is so important to properly evaluate a case from the beginning.
Tracey handles all types of injury cases resulting from automobile accidents ranging from soft tissue injuries to disabling injuries. You need an attorney that has experience in dealing with insurance companies, and knows the monetary value of your case, which is nearly almost impossible to calculate immediately after an accident. The insurance company wants you to accept a quick check before you even know if you have any significant injuries. If you are injured, you deserve to know exactly what you should be compensated for, and not be pushed into accepting a quick check, only to find out that your injury was much more significant than you thought.