If you’ve been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault you should call a reputable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Waiting too long could limit your options for recovery.
Generally, it is okay to inform the insurance company that an accident occurred and that you need to get your property damage taken care of. Under no circumstances should you talk about the details of the accident, your injuries, or give a recorded statement before talking with an attorney.
We don’t ask for any money up front. Sam & Ash operates on a contingency fee. Our fees are a percentage of the final settlement. This means we can help anyone with an injury case, regardless of their financial situation. It also means our interests are perfectly aligned to yours because we don’t earn our fees or get our costs reimbursed until your final settlement is reached.
Personal injury attorneys have a bad reputation. And for a good reason!
Too many personal injury firms focus on a quick turnaround rather than treating their cases with the attention they deserve. These firms often run like mills or assembly lines, churning out as many cases as possible while expending little effort.
Some smaller firms try to do right by their clients, but don’t have the resources or reputation to be taken seriously by insurance companies.
Other lawyers try to have a jack-of-all-trades style practice. They tend to think a personal injury case is a good way to supplement their business, but lack the specialization necessary.
Sam & Ash was founded by attorneys who have worked at other firms. The most common problem we’ve found is that personal injury law firms tend to be focused more on the ego of the attorney than the needs of the client. We’ve built a different kind of firm, one with the resources of large firms, but the culture and heart of a small firm. By putting the client first, we’ve earned a reputation as honest attorneys who get results.
You don’t always need to hire an attorney after an accident, especially if there are no injuries. But you should always call to be sure. A strategy session with an attorney at Sam & Ash is free. We will take the time to listen to the details of your accident. Even if it’s a case we can’t take, we will do what we can to point you in the right direction and help you protect your rights after an accident.
There are a few red flags to look for when trying to find an accident attorney.
A law firm that offers a lower contingency fee often does so at the expense of your case. Taking a smaller share of the settlement usually means an attorney is doing less work and not giving your case the attention it needs. More often than not, the client ends up with less money in their pocket after the settlement.
Jack-of-all-trade attorneys rarely devote the time or resources to the personal injury side of their practice. If you see that an attorney does it all, chances are they aren’t adequately specialized in injury law to get you the maximum settlement for your injuries.
Some attorney use gimmicks like settlement calculators to find clients. Others promise large settlements or give specific numbers at the beginning of a case. Your settlement largely depends on factors that are impossible to know at the beginning of a case. A few examples are the amount of treatment it will take for you to fully heal, the policy limits of the defendant, whether the defendant has other sources of insurance, and any other economic damages (such as time missed from work) that you will incur throughout the process.
If the accident happened in Nevada, we are able to represent you, regardless of where you live.
Settling a personal injury case prematurely means less money in your pocket. Some people end up owing money after settling too early due to unforeseen future medical expenses related to the accident.
A reputable Nevada attorney will minimize your risks of future expenses, secure you the highest possible settlement, and attempt to negotiate lower medical bills.
Properly handling a personal injury case takes time.
If you suspect your case is taking too long for other reasons, seek out a second opinion from a personal injury lawyer you can trust.
If you were injured in any accident and were not at fault, it is worth your time to consult with a personal injury attorney. You can call us anytime, free of charge at 800-304-2000.
When it comes to medical care after an accident, you have options. Many people choose to use a medical lien. This means that the doctor will wait to take any payment until your case has settled. In most circumstances, it also means no copay will be required of you.
Some people are under the impression that because they already pay for medical insurance, those costs won’t come out of their settlement when using their normal medical provider. The truth is that your health insurance company will seek reimbursement from your final settlement.
Calling the right accident lawyer becomes even more important when you don’t have health insurance. If you hire a reputable attorney, you will have options to get medical treatment on a lien. This means the doctor will wait for payment until your case has settled.