Personal Injury Claims and Contingency Fees in a Modern Day Cut Throat Insurance Environment
Were you injured in a car accident? Are you pondering calling the lawyer with the big phone book ad on the front or back of your outdated phone book? Did you receive 50 plus letters advertising legal services many of which included cookie cutter DVDs, magnets, or other marketing tools used to get you to call a particular lawyer? If this approach makes you feel like a number being used to meet a sales goal instead of an individualized client, consider the smaller firm where your needs can be met and a stressful experience can be made to feel a little easier by people who do care.
You will learn when going through this experience that there are many experienced lawyers in this field. In addition to our experience, what sets us apart from other firms is the small size and the personal attention you will get when our office handles your case. You will meet with Jeremy at your first meeting and he will be the one who works with you from the beginning to the end of your case including trial, if necessary. You will deal with one paralegal, Debbie Carlyle, as well. You will not be passed around from different attorneys and paralegals to the point where you don’t know who you will talk to when you call or come to the office.
The personal attention you receive from our small but effective staff is what sets us apart from other firms and this benefit to the client cannot be explained or shown in a letter with a fancy package. It can only be experienced in person and the client must feel a strong level of comfort that their case is receiving constant attention and is not just sitting on a shelf with the hundreds of other files that the overworked attorney needs to pay for his television advertising and oversized office. Our set up allows us to give the client the comfort and experience they deserve when going through this difficult time.
For accidents that happened on or after October 1, 2011, the way these personal injury cases are handled in North Carolina have changed. The ability to get a client a fair settlement was made much more difficult with this new legislation. Despite these changes, it is still just as important to get the advice of an attorney before resolving your personal injury claim. While we still handle these cases on contingency fees, now more then ever we as attorneys must be flexible in our fees to make sure that the clients claim is not only resolved fairly but that when it resolves, the client is not looking at a disbursement of the settlement proceeds where the doctors and the lawyers are the main beneficiaries of the settlement. How we handle our fees will be explained when you call or come to the office for a free consultation.
Our office prides itself on not only on the results we get for the client, but also our desire to show that it is about the client’s satisfaction over our fee. 90% of our cases are for clients who have been involved in a car accident. Call our office for a free consultation so we can explain why our experience, service, and contingency fee arrangements will give you the confidence that your case will be handled effectively without the feeling that the only beneficiaries of a settlement are the lawyer and the medical providers.