Soft Tissue Lawyer Chicago
Hi everyone, here I am again. I am with Scott DeSalvo of the DeSalvo Law firm and I would like to talk today hopefully about something I hope a lot of people are concerned about.
And that is, if you are in an injury and you have some minor injuries that don’t require surgeries or anything like that, but insurance companies need to pay for your legal fees. How do you present that to them and what can you do? Do you need an attorney?
This is something you and I have been talking about more and more.
Basically what is happening is insurance companies understand that people think that soft tissue injuries are non-surgical cases and so aren’t big cases. Therefore, the insurance companies are reluctant to settle.
What really what motivates insurance companies to settle is fear.
So if you can’t put a case together that scares an insurance company, as to what a jury will do with it, then you are in a situation where the insurance company would rather spend the money and have a trial.
You will never get a settlement on a case like that.
The problem is that you are fighting against a company that has unlimited resources. What is coming up a lot these days is that a person will not hire an attorney and the insurance company strings them along until they hit their deadline. Then right before the deadline the person will call me and we will explain to them that it takes a little time to put these cases together. We take the cases but the insurance companies have so many resources so they don’t think about hiring a doctor of their own to say there is nothing wrong with the injured guy. And they will take him to trial rather than offer him a settlement.
What that means for the little guy though, is that it is a challenge to find an attorney who is willing to go all the way in that case.
Lawyers like me work on what is called a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we win. So we don’t charge the person an hourly rate.
I don’t begrudge people for the way they choose to run their business. There are a lot of lawyers out there who want the slow pitch. I will be honest, if you told me that if I had a choice to have just a dozen or two dozen cases in my office and they were all multi-million dollar cases, then my life would be pretty easy.
But I am not in this to have it easy. I am in this to help people.
So when someone comes to my office and says “look, I have real pain. I have real treatment. I am living with this and I don’t need surgery. The insurance company is stonewalling me.” Then I take things seriously.
I think I am part of a small group of lawyers who are willing to take a case like this all the way.
I understand the attorneys who do not want to take this case all the way. But I take the service part of being an attorney pretty seriously.
We are not here just to cash the big check. We are here to help people who need us.
I am one of those people who stayed awake in the ethics class in law school where they told you it was a privilege to practice law.
Part of your job is to help people that nobody else is helping.
I hope that was enough information!
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