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Importance of Getting a Free Case Review on Your Injury Claim

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If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important that you have an experienced personal injury attorney representing you. Letting your uncle who’s a criminal attorney represent you is probably not a good idea. Even worse idea: hiring the attorney that the tow truck driver referred you to.

At McGee, Lerer & Associates in Los Angeles, we know how important it is for injury victims to receive full compensation for all of their losses. We also know that some personal injury claimants think they hired a good attorney, but then lose confidence in the law firm down the line. That’s why we offer free second opinions. Even if you ultimately do not choose our law firm to represent you, we are still happy to review the key details of your case and share our thoughts on value and strategy.

We Offer Free Case Reviews

It can be a scary time after an accident. You may be overwhelmed with questions: do you need a lawyer? How do you pay the lawyer? How do you choose a lawyer? We’re here to help, with no obligations. You are welcome to call our firm, run your case by our attorneys, and we can give you honest and straight forward advice as to whether you need an attorney, and how the process works. Only after you are fully informed about the process do we want you to make a decision on whether to hire us.

There are two primary concerns that personal injury claimants often bring up during our free case reviews:

  • Lowball settlements: If you are feeling suspicious about an insurance company offering you a settlement after an accident, then you have good instincts. Far more often than not, insurance companies throw lowball settlement offers at claimants, knowing that they need financial support and they need it now. We expect that this will be especially true during the coronavirus pandemic, when so many people are out of work and struggling to pay their bills. The adjuster may think he or she has the upper hand in negotiations, because you, the injury victim, are desperate for funds. You should know that once you accept a settlement offer and sign a release, you can’t demand any additional compensation. Before accepting an offer, you should get the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer as to whether the offer represents reasonable compensation for your injuries and losses.
  • Future medical bills: You may be concerned that in the future, you could need medical treatment related to your accident. How can you demand compensation for future medical bills if you don’t know what they will be? Will the insurance company keep the claim open and later pay for additional treatment? No! Once you settle – that’s it. The insurance company will never pay more. That’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows the evidence that needs to be provided to the insurance company to get you compensation for future treatment.

We Offer Free Second Opinions, Too!

It is not only new claimants who come to our door for a free case review. Many throughout Los Angeles turn to McGee, Lerer & Associates for free second opinions after already working with another law firm that isn’t meeting their expectations.

You should get a free second opinion about your claim if your current attorney does not:

  • Return your phone calls or emails in a timely manner
  • Speak with you directly but insists you work with a case manager or legal assistant
  • Even remember who you are when you finally get the attorney on the phone
  • Update you on the status of your case
  • Seem to care about you and your case
  • Assist you in getting the medical treatment you need
  • Give you an honest evaluation of your case

Do you get the feeling that your file is just sitting in the attorney’s filing cabinet, collecting dust? If you have lost confidence in your lawyer, you should schedule a free second opinion consultation with us. You have nothing to lose and potentially much to gain. We will be honest and candid with you about your case and whether or not we think your current law firm is handling it correctly.

Request a free case review for a new claim or second opinion on a current claim by calling (310) 231-9717 or using an online contact form today.

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