Over the years, we have received thousands of phone calls from people who have been injured. When a person contacts our firm, the first question typically asked is, “Do I need an attorney?” What people really want to know is whether an insurance company will treat them fairly without a lawyer and, if they hire a Phoenix personal injury attorney and pay a legal fee, whether they will end up with less compensation in the end.
The reality is that if insurance companies paid people fairly, our firm would have nothing to do. Undoubtedly, these large and powerful corporations treat injury victims with a double standard – one level of compensation for those who do not have an attorney or do not have the “right” attorney and another level of compensation for those with competent representation.
While many consumers think that Phoenix personal injury attorneys simply write a letter to the insurance company and immediately receive a fair settlement offer that results in attorney’s fees that are not truly earned, we invite you to read through the information on our site to gain a better sense of what our law firm does for each and every client we represent. Regardless of whether we can reach a just settlement with an insurance company or end up litigating the case in court, our firm is committed to working hard and going the extra mile to ensure that our clients recover full financial compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, time off from work and other losses.
What Can You Expect from Our Lawyers During Your Lawsuit or Claim?
Putting the pieces of your life back together after an accident is not easy. During every step of the claim process, we are here to help you in ways that go far beyond simply handling your claim. When you hire our firm, you have more than a Phoenix personal injury lawyer–you have a trusted adviser and a devoted advocate.
Of course, filing a successful lawsuit and securing compensation for accident victims is at the heart of what we do. Here is what you can expect when you choose Hirsch and Lyon to represent you:
1. Discussions with Your Employer and Creditors
If you have missed work, need to continue to miss work or can no longer work in your old position, our lawyers may be able to speak with your employer for you. We can explain the extent of your injuries, and we can help you take full advantage of the benefits you have available.
For many accident victims, being unable to work due to an injury also means being unable to pay their bills. If your injuries cause you to suffer financial difficulties, we may be able to assist with your creditors.
2. Filing a Proper Insurance Claim
Once you receive a diagnosis and treatment, we can create an estimation as to the ways that your injuries will impact your life as well as how it will impact your loved ones. Your Phoenix personal injury lawyer will then carefully create a demand for payment to the at-fault party’s insurance company.
3. Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Once we file your claim, we will negotiate aggressively for a fair settlement. We will use the evidence to paint a clear picture of liability, and we will use your medical records, employment records and other documentation to seek just compensation for all of your injury-related losses. This includes not only your losses to date, but also future expenses, such as continuing medical treatment.
4. Providing Guidance for Your Settlement Options
If the insurance company offers a settlement, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer will sit down with you to go over the offer and help you make an informed decision about what is fair for you to accept. We will let you know if we think more is on the table, and we will discuss the potential outcomes involved in taking your case to court. We understand this is your decision after consulting with us, and we want you to feel comfortable with any option you select.
5. Litigating Your Claim When the Insurance Company Won’t Settle
If the insurance company refuses to provide adequate compensation, we will file a lawsuit in Arizona court. While this will mean preparing your case for the possibility of trial, we will continue to negotiate. It’s not uncommon for us to resolve our clients’ lawsuits via settlement prior to trial. Nevertheless, we are skilled trial attorneys, so if you want to proceed to trial, we will be there for you.