After you’ve been injured in a car wreck, dealing with the insurance company directly can be a very confusing process. David Greene joined us on Studio10 talk to us about why you may want to choose a lawyer with a lot of experience to handle your claim.
The following questions and answers were provided by Greene & Phillips:
Why would someone just involved in a wreck want to hire a lawyer as opposed to handling the claim directly with the insurance company?
It’s no secret that the Insurance company makes money by bringing in premiums and limiting settlements. Insurance adjusters go through training on how to save their company money. The bad thing is that they know all the rules and can manipulate those rules in their favor. When you hire an experienced lawyer who handles this type of case, they’re going to be able to walk you through the process, make sure you get all the medical care you need, then get you often substantially bigger settlement than you would be able to get on your own.
How important is experience when picking a law firm?
Experience is extremely important. Experienced lawyers will have dealt with the individual adjustors numerous times, they’ll know what each insurance company can be expected to pay, based on the results from all the cases they've taken to trial and those that they’ve settled. They’ll also know what to expect from the judges if your case ends up going to trial, other attorneys, and the ins and outs the the law regarding your particular types case.
Greene & Phillips is celebrating 20 years in business, talk a little bit about the history of your firm.
In 1998 Will Phillips and I joined forces to create Greene & Phillips. While initially we focussed on criminal cases, our hearts were always set on being in a situation where we could help people who were the most vulnerable after accidents such as car wrecks and industrial accidents. And since personal injury law, is all done on contingency we don’t have to charge people for our time. Our fee just comes out of the settlement.
Over the years we grew out of my garage, and into a small office on florida Street. We’ve added lawyers. Added staff. We’ve helped over 12,000 clients recover $152 Million in all sorts of cases from fender bender all the way to industrial accident, truck accidents, and wrongful death.
How can someone get in touch with you if they have any questions?
Call us anytime 300 2000, go to our website greenephillips.com or just drop by any time.