Personal Injury Attorney Common Question
Do I need a Trial Attorney?
Your best chances to settle your case quickly is to hire an attorney the insurance companies take serious. You need to hire a lawyer the insurance companies know will go the distance and that have been extremely successful in jury trials against them. This results in quicker settlements for more money. Many attorneys advertise for personal injury cases, but when the insurance company “low balls” them, they refer the case to a trial attorney. In the legal field, attorneys know who is most effective to get the most money on any given case. Choose the law firm other attorneys and law firms use to resolve their clients’ cases.
Am I guaranteed to win my case?
We successfully resolve over 99% of our clients cases. Most cases have some merit. There are no guarantees in any case, but at GEBHARD LAW OFFICE, LLC, we do guarantee that we will give you our best work and our honest opinions and get you the best result.
How will I pay for my case?
We work on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t pay any attorney fee unless we win your case. In other words, we share the risk of your case with you.
Should I talk to the Insurance Adjustor?
A friendly sounding insurance adjuster calls and they try to deal with you before you contact a lawyer. They assure you they “will work with you” and that “there is no need to hire an attorney.” You want to be cooperative and have nothing to hide, so you give a recorded statement and sign a medical authorization. Now the adjuster has gained several advantages: They have convinced you to not hire an attorney, have received authorization to obtain all your unrelated personal medical records and have obtained a statement from you answering their tricky questions. They’ve done their job and that is to minimize or defeat your recovery, which means less money to you. DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY!
The opportunity to properly preserve fresh evidence often passes while the adjuster “collects information.” The evidence that helps the insurance company is of course saved and analyzed by their experts. In the meantime, misplaced, altered or lost evidence can further serve to reduce or even defeat your claims.
Some victims accept quick offers without considering many important issues like past medical bills, loss of wages, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering or whether they are giving up other insurance money. Insurance adjusters are highly skilled and work for their company trying to save money. They work insurance claims every day and have the advantage over someone who does not.
Milwaukee personal injury attorney Karl Gebhard is available throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas, including Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, West Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, River Hills, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Hales Corners, Greenfield, Greendale, Glendale, Franklin, Fox Point, Cudahy, Brown Deer, Bayside, Green Bay, Madison, Racine, and Jefferson. All services handled on a “you only pay if we win,” contingency basis.