We can’t tell you how many times we’ve received personal injury cases from someone who started off at another firm that didn’t work out. This usually happens because they “know someone who is an attorney,” so they trusted that it was the right thing to do. But because there are so many nuances to personal injury law, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney matters the MOST when fighting for your wellbeing.
The easiest way to emphasize the importance of hiring an EXPERIENCED personal injury attorney is by telling a quick story.
We recently took over a car accident case from another attorney. He was ready to sign settlement papers for $30,000. After our representation began, we immediately recognized that the client had more significant injuries that would potentially need surgery. After our discussion, she sought additional medical treatment and got better physical recovery. In the meantime, we discovered another insurance policy for recovery and were able to settle the case for $100,000.00.
It makes a difference!
So what’s the difference? An attorney is an attorney, right? Not exactly. When it comes to personal injury, there are elements that can easily be missed when an attorney is not an experienced and dedicated PI attorney.
Some attorneys may miss long-term medical treatment, intangible general damages like mental anguish or loss of enjoyment of life, or even misdiagnosis.
We had a client once not realize he suffered a traumatic brain injury, but because our experience is so extensive, we recognized it right away and got him a proper diagnosis. This resulted in a much high settlement for our client.
The first step is to find out if you have a case. It’s best to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. Eric Meyer is not only an expert in his field, he used to be an attorney for insurance companies. This gives him the upper hand when it comes to representing his clients because he knows how insurance companies work from the inside out. You can contact us to book a free consultation to learn more about working with us.