"...an informed client is our best client."
I recently read an article that discussed how many personal injury victims do not seek counsel because they believe hiring an attorney to represent their claim will be too expensive. The point of the article was that many people do not realize that personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, personal injury attorneys only collect a fee if they reach a successful verdict or settlement for their clients. Typically, this fee is one third of any verdict or settlement.
At Van Dorn & Curtiss, we believe that an informed client is our best client. The more a potential client knows about their claim and hiring the right attorney, the more they can do to help themselves. While it is true that most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, it is also true that most personal injury lawyers will be happy to take a quick settlement for your claim so that they can collect one third of your money reward. These attorneys will do this regardless of whether the two-thirds you collect will cover your medical needs.
This is why it is so important to choose an attorney that is willing to take your claim to court and has been successful doing so. As I have said in previous blogs, when the insurance company knows they are dealing with a lawyer who can win in court, only then will they offer a settlement that will cover your entire medical costs. This is what separates Van Dorn & Curtiss from most personal injury law firms. We have a proven track record of successfully taking claims to court when insurance companies refuse to offer an amount that will provide for a victim’s needs.