In our experience at the Roth Group, we find that many of our clients have similar questions when beginning the legal process. The following is a list we have compiled of some of our most Frequently Asked Questions regarding what insurance and personal injury lawyers do, when you should get one, and what you can expect.
Your initial consultation at Roth Group Law is always free. Once we accept a case, we operate on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that you are not expected to pay anything until we win your case. In other words: we don’t get paid until you do, plain and simple.
Lawyers are highly experienced in navigating the fine print that so often accompanies insurance claims. The filing process can be complicated and time-consuming, especially if you or a loved one are trying to address medical issues at the same time. Your lawyer can help you with a number of things to build your case, including:
Obtaining all necessary legal and medical documentation
Conducting a detailed investigation into your case, which often involves collecting and analyzing the following:
Witness testimoniesPolice reportsVideo surveillanceDoctor’s notesMedical billsPhotographsNegotiating directly with the insurance company and/or attorneysTaking your case to trial and litigating on your behalf, when necessary
In the United States, anyone has the legal right to represent him or herself in court. This is most often done in small claims court, when there is somewhat less at stake and individuals may feel the cost of an attorney is not worth it.
However, it is generally advisable that you seek some sort of counsel if you intend to appear before the court. Your lawyer will have far more comprehensive knowledge of what to expect and how to argue in your favor. Furthermore, representing yourself in a personal injury case may result in a far lower settlement.
As a reminder, the attorneys at Roth Group Law work on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay anything unless we win your case, so there is no need to represent yourself based on financial situation.
When you begin your search for a personal injury lawyer or insurance claim lawyer, consider the following:
The last thing you need is a lawyer who is learning on the fly because they have never dealt with your kind of case before. Look for an attorney who has handled and won many cases that are similar to yours and whom you feel can competently negotiate on your behalf.
Look for a lawyer who has great client testimonials that feature words like “compassion,” “dedication,” and “professional.” In some cases, a potential lawyer may even have a few clients willing to talk to you in person about their experiences.
Honesty and Communication Skills
In the end, you will need an attorney you can talk to. The legal process should be built on trust and mutual understanding. Find someone with whom you feel you can be completely open and honest. In turn, your lawyer should be completely transparent with you about all aspects of your case, including any potential obstacles.
Denver’s Top Personal Injury and Insurance Lawyer
David Roth specializes in cases related to insurance claims and coverage, as well as all aspects of personal injury. He has handled hundreds of cases with the utmost compassion and professionalism. If you are looking for an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer, give our office a call to schedule your free consultation.