How about these questions… “Do you think that maybe you can do this yourself? Do you think that maybe you don’t need a lawyer? Do you think that any lawyer is the same?”
You are injured. Your future is at stake. So now I am going to tell you how to proceed given those. Your future is at stake. You don’t know for sure if they need a lawyer. Here are the goods…
You know people come to me and they ask me what should we do with out case and I tell them well the insurance company treats people like robots. If you have got a blown out neck or a shoulder or knee that’s a permanent injury and even if you are only 35 years old that is something that is going to live with you for the rest of your working life. Be careful about what you do with the insurance company because the decisions you make now will be with you in 30 years.
In my experience – I have been to court thousands of times literally. I have watched people go before the judge without an attorney and I watched the amount of settlements and it makes my stomach turn. Unfortunately because of the rules of court people are allowed to represent themselves. When I see the dollar values of the settlements that the insurance company jammed down these people’s throats and it makes me sick. If there is one thing I could tell you now is not a good time to be cheap in your selection of an attorney. Now is the time to get the best representation and in this case you get what you pay for.
One of the advantages of getting an attorney involved early on in your case even when the insurance company hasn’t challenged your benefits is that it is free. That its to say that when you retain us that you sign on with us as your attorneys we obtain all the medical records. We establish a rapport with the insurance company. We get the bureau documents from Harrisburg because we need to know exactly where you stand. All that comes free of charge. No fee is chargeable until a case is filed against you or until your case settles, but all that preliminary work that we do is cost free to you. Why not take advantage of it.
One of the things that we need to stress to our clients is that the insurance company has invested thousands and thousands of dollars to get you off of benefits. They take doctors, nursing assistants, nurses to review records, claims adjustors, surveillance operatives who invade your privacy all at great cost to them. When it comes time to present your case in court Shor Levin will put forth a deposition fee which can range between 1,500 and $5,000 for a medical expert. That’s something we personally invest in your case when you choose us as your lawyers.