Why THIS Book?
I wrote this book because, if you are like most people, this is the first time you have been in an accident. You have questions. You are getting calls from the insurance company representatives, wanting to ask “just a few questions.” The insurance company may be pestering you to sign their forms “so we can get the records and handle this for you.” They may even have already offered you money to settle your claim.
You started your search for an attorney, but found that most attorney advertising doesn’t give you any useful information at all about how to find the right lawyer for your case. All of the ads say, “Hire me, we don’t charge a fee unless we get you money,” but then you realize that ALL personal injury lawyers say that. You soon realize that ads that showed fistfuls of cash, gory accident scenes or platitudes like “We Care For You” or “We Are Aggressive” are 100% meaningless. (Don’t you expect that your attorney will care for you?)
Here are some other meaningless headlines you might see in the Yellow Pages:
(Ask yourself: Does this headline help me figure out if this is the right lawyer for me?)
- Serious Injuries, Serious Results
- “Why Me?”
- Can You Get a Lawyer Who Cares?
- All Accidents and Serious Injuries
- Accidents and Injuries (Wow, that’s original!)
- We’re the Law Firm that Cares About You
- Legal Help for the Seriously Injured
( I won’t even mention the ads that have, as a headline, the firm name! How useful is that?)
I wrote this book for you. So that you could have good information in the quiet of your own home BEFORE you hire a lawyer and before you talk to the insurance adjuster. (Hopefully, you haven’t signed forms yet!) You may not even need a lawyer to settle your claim.
“ I was very thankful for the personal attention that was given to me by all of your staff. When you go through something like I did in the fire, people’s attitudes can make a difference! Thanks for everything! ”
— Patricia Hedrick
“ I feel that my case was handled in a very quick but professional manner. I was very pleased and would recommend your firm to anyone in need. ”
— Robin Truitt
“ My case was handled in a very professional manner, it did not have any of the more common aggravations. ”
— Thomas Queen Jr.
“ I like you as my lawyer because you are always there when I need you. ”
— Iman Saleem
“ I’m proud to say that the lawyer I had was very professional and took his job very personally. I will highly recommend him to any person. Very honest man, tells you the truth, not what you many want to hear. Prayers are with the company. ”
— Nadine Green