Accident victims often wonder if they should hire a lawyer to represent them, and if so, when. Many people avoid hiring a law firm because they are concerned about the cost of legal fees or because they are afraid of having to go to court and testify.
In truth, there are a few types of cases where you may not need to hire a lawyer to resolve your accident claim. However, in most situations it is extremely important that you have a qualified lawyer representing you. The only way to know for sure is to have your case evaluated by an injury lawyer – it is critical that you make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Many accident victims worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may think that it will save you money to try to settle your case with the insurance company rather than paying a lawyer.
Insurance industry studies suggest that this is not true for many people. The Insurance Research Council, an organization funded by the largest insurance companies, conducted a comprehensive study comparing the amount of money people with similar injuries received in insurance settlements. The study concluded that, on average, a person represented by an attorney received almost three and a half times more money - even after subtracting attorney fees. Similarly, a study by Allstate Insurance Company concluded that accident victims represented by a lawyer recovered 2 to 3 times more money after attorney fees were paid than if they handled the claims themselves. The insurance adjusters know this and that is why they may try to settle your claim quickly before you talk to a lawyer.
We have a simple rule when deciding whether to take a case. We will only take your case if we believe that you will recover more money with a lawyer than without one - even after attorney fees and expenses are paid. We also work under our Zero Fee Promise: you only pay us for the results we get for you. If we don’t recover for you, our work is free.
Whether you are ready to hire a lawyer or just want a free case evaluation, we are ready to answer your questions.
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Don is a founding partner and one of the nation’s top-ranked personal injury litigators. He is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes less than 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers, and awarded the highest ranking given by Martindale Hubbel and AVVO.
More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.
In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.
Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.
For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.
Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.
Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.
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