Is the best personal injury attorney for you the attorney that advertises on television, radio or has a first page placement on the internet? Maybe, or maybe the television advertising law firm had one big hit on a case and is spending their money advertising to get more “big hits”. Maybe, the law firm takes on huge annual debt to pay for the advertising. The law firm with the first page placement on the internet could very easily have gotten there, not because they are the best attorney for you, but because they paid for that as well. The same can be said for the radio advertising law firm. Simply because a law firm either can afford to pay for the expensive telephone or radio advertising or website placement service does not mean they are the best attorney for you.
If you or a friend or family member have been in an accident in which there was an accident report filed, you or your friends or family most likely received letters from a variety of law firms. Those law firms hire people to check sheriff’s department and police departments for accident reports on a daily or weekly basis. They then send out the letter and get around solicitation rules by putting on the top of the letter that it is an “advertisement”. These law firms may be the best law firm for you or they may be similar to a commercial fisherman that puts the net down in the water to get as many fish as possible and once the fish are on board the big ones are kept and the little ones are discarded. If your case is the “big fish”, you may get top service; if not, you may get discarded.
The internet has a wealth of information for you to use in determining what law firm to contact to discuss representation. Look for things like areas of law, expertise and a feeling of teamwork and compassion that comes through the law firm’s website. Is the law firm made up of “real people”? Does the law firm represent big businesses and companies and, if so, will they really care about your injuries in a car accident with limited medical expenses and lost wages or are they looking for the multi-million dollar verdicts to pad their pocketbooks and to pay for even more expensive advertising?
Talk to your friends and family members to see if they know of a law firm and if so what is their opinion and why do they have that opinion. Look for a law firm that will give your case the attention you deserve as opposed to what is best for the law firm. Will the law firm put your case at the top of their priority list and will they treat you like a person with real needs and concerns. Talk to the law firm about making decisions about your case based upon what is best for you as opposed to what is best for the law firm. Ask the lawyer about his or her experience handling the type of case that you have whether it be injuries from a car accident a slip and fall in a store or parking lot, injury at a water or amusement park or as the result of the negligence of a professional such as a doctor, chiropractor or another lawyer.
We have been helping people, not corporations or big businesses, who were injured as a result of the negligence of others for more than 25 years. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We represent people with a variety of injuries, whether minor or catastrophic, keeping in mind that our top concern is treating the client with dignity and respect and to provide them with information so that they can make the right decision on how to handle their case in getting them the compensation they are entitled. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we mean it when we say “We Listen, We Care, We Get Results”. We are proud to say that you are not just a number to us. You and your family and loved ones are first and foremost to us. Feel free to share your experiences that you have had in contacting law firms in response to commercials or radio ads. We’d love to hear from you.
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