9 Objections To Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
…and how the Sawaya Law Firm overrules them!
After an accident there are so many things to worry about – loss of transportation, ongoing medical treatment, bills. Getting legal advice is always a good idea, but you should feel 100% comfortable hiring a lawyer. That’s why we asked our own clients what objections they had before hiring us, here they are…
1) Lawyers Are Expensive
Legal work can be expensive, but not to you. Our Contingency Fee Agreement means that you don’t have to front the fee to hire us. It also means that we don’t get paid, unless we recover compensation for you. We use our full resources on every case and work towards settlements that properly address the impact the accident has had on your life. With our First Consultation being absolutely free, getting advice might be a good idea. Instead of thinking about the cost of hiring a lawyer, think about what it might cost you, if you don’t.
2) Lawyers Are Shady, Crooked
Our firm was established by Michael Sawaya in 1977, and operates on a set of 12 Core Values, each playing an important role in how we treat our clients. Every case in our practice has a dedicated lawyer and case management team. Our senior partners bring over 40 years of experience to every case we take – always putting time-tested strategies in place. Plus, you can see for yourself – Read Client Reviews, Google “Sawaya Law Firm Reviews” or check us out on Social Media.
3) Settlements Take Forever
We know that like our clients, every case and every accident is unique. The length of time it takes for you to get a settlement is determined by your treatment, the severity of injuries, and Statutes of Limitations. Typically the personal injury case shouldn’t take you much longer than the time needed to treat injuries. More questions – see our complete Client Case Timeline or read some reviews from former clients.
4) You’ll Just Settle Low, Fast
It isn’t in anyone’s best interest to settle low – We are paid for our services based upon what we are able to recover for you. It doesn’t make sense for you, or us, to settle fast and low. Most law firms don’t take the time to develop value in their cases – our strategies have been increasing case values since 1977.
5) I’m Not The Suing Type
Even if your injuries don’t seem severe, or if there doesn’t seem to be much property damage, there are long-term consequences to not properly handling an auto accident. Many of our cases settle before having to go to court. According to research, people who hired a personal injury attorney were likely to receive settlements that could be 3x the initial offer. Insurance companies have hundreds of lawyers – but who’s looking out for you? Thanks to our Free Consultation, there’s no risk to contacting us. However, there may be hidden risks to NOT getting proper legal advice after an accident. Is it worth it to find out?
6) My Insurance Rates Will Go Up – No Insurance
There are several factors that insurers will consider before they bump your rates following a claim, like driving history, the severity of the incident, and who’s at fault. People avoid reporting accidents to avoid a rate increase, but since accidents are a matter of public record, insurance companies will eventually find out. Plus, you pay monthly premiums for auto insurance, so using it is your right.
If you’re hurt in an auto accident and you don’t have insurance, that won’t stop us from fully investigating the at-fault party’s insurance to recover what we can. Regardless of your coverage and your questions about insurance, our Free Consultation is a perfect time to get the answers you need.
7) Fear of Commitment
Mr. Sawaya has a saying – “We get out of our cases what we put into them.” All of our lawyers and staff bring the best of their abilities to every case, because we know our reputation is on the line. Since 1977, we’ve successfully helped over 38,000 people recover what they’ve lost in accidents. The reason we’ve been so successful as a firm, and the reason we’re still here, is because we’ve always been committed to our clients’ success. When our clients win, we win – and that’s what’s important.
8) Legal Process Too Much Work
Trust us, we know. That’s why hiring us to handle all the paperwork, insurance adjusters, police reports, accident investigation, negotiations, court preparations, and legal grunt work is the easiest option. You’ll have a dedicated staff working just your case – case managers and lawyers that are always available for questions. A law firm to handle your legal stuff, so you can focus on getting better. Learn more about Lawyer Fees here, and what goes into a Case, here.
9) Don’t Wanna Come In
Our law firm can send representatives directly to your location or we can arrange transportation to our main offices through Lyft. Consultations at our office allow you the opportunity to meet our senior partners, see our offices, and meet our staff. When you hire a lawyer, you should be 100% comfortable with the decision, so a visit to our offices is a great way to see if we’re a fit for you. If you have any questions about setting up an appointment you can call 303-GOOD-LAW at anytime.
After an accident there can be many objections to hiring a lawyer – we completely understand. It’s a big decision and it can be daunting. By listing these objections and providing reasons why it’s important to get proper legal advice from a law firm you can trust, we hope you will give us a chance to review your case. If you have been injured in an accident and are looking for answers, call us TODAY for a Free Consultation, at 303-GOOD-LAW.