Is your car accident attorney robbing you?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, car accidents occur every minute in the United States. Over 50% of car accidents happen within 5 miles of your home, the average person is likely to crash 3-4 times in their lifetime, and car accidents are the leading cause of death in children under 15. While these are frightening and alarming statistics, it’s crucial that you protect yourself by hiring a personal injury attorney when you get into a car accident.
However, you want to ensure that the attorney you hire isn’t money-hungry, robbing you of your hard-earned cash. Are you just another number to them, or do they genuinely care? Do your research before selecting an attorney, and ask yourself this question. “Will I most likely be left with pennies at settlement after payment of fees to the attorney and payment to the doctor that treated me? If the answer is yes, that’s probably not your best lawyer.
$25,000 Insurance Policy Limit
Some firms will ask you if you want to resolve your case for $25,000, the insurance policy limit for the at-fault driver. Moreover, if you agree to that, here’s an example of what may happen. Say you come in for your disbursement, and your attorney breaks down all the costs. You started at $25,000. The firm takes $8,333.33 for fees. Unfortunately, you have $30,000 in medical bills that they can only reduce to $15,000. After expenses, that leaves you with about $1,600. Thus, most of the money goes to attorney fees and medical fees.
Why 770 GoodLaw is different than other firms
At our firm, no attorney is permitted to ask a client to resolve a case without providing them with an estimated disbursement worksheet (EDW). That is where we show our clients their current offer, our attorney fees, the total medical bills & what we reduced them to, legal expenses, and your net take-home amount. In addition, at 770 GoodLaw, you will ALWAYS take home more money than our attorney fees. That’s our number one guarantee to all of our clients.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact 770 GoodLaw for legal representation. We will always ensure that you are heard and fought for.