What is an experienced and proven Irvine injury attorney and why do you need us if you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident in Mission Viejo, Irvine or anywhere in Orange County? The central issue here is insurance coverage – this is what will ultimately pay for your medical bills as well as lost income from missed work, other expenses as well as compensation for having to endure your injuries and the process of recovery.
Insurance adjusters are highly personable people who are quite friendly and seem very relaxed. They are anything but. I worked for major insurance carriers for the first 20 years of my career. I can tell you from first hand experience these adjusters are highly trained, highly skilled interrogators and negotiators who have only one goal:
Settle your case as quickly as possible for the absolutely lowest possible cost to their insurance company. We have listed several examples of the insurance company’s original offer to our client and what we were able to ultimately achieve for them on our site.
The second thing to know about insurance is there often isn’t enough to cover the extent of your injuries, and in hit and run injury accidents you will need to turn to your own automobile insurance policy – even if you were a pedestrian or on your bicycle when you were injured by the hit and run driver. These accidents are covered under the UM/UIM or Uninsured Motorist/Under-Insured Motorist section of your own auto insurance. Now for the really surprising news:
Your own insurance company is not “on your side” and will not be “like a good neighbor.” Our clients are often shocked and dismayed by how they were treated by their own insurance company and how hard we have to fight to obtain the benefits they themselves have paid for under their own policy for years. As the experienced and proven Irvine injury attorney I will hold them accountable to the coverages of your policy and ensure you receive the maximum benefits available to you under the law.
Finally – how can you tell if you have found an experienced and proven Irvine injury attorney and law firm? The first question you should ask is “How many cases have you taken to a jury verdict at trial?” It is surprising how many “personal injury attorneys” have never taken a case to trial. They settle all their cases. Why is this important? The insurance companies keep track of every single injury attorney. They keep records on if they are willing to take a case to trial, and if they have gone to trial the insurance companies track all of their verdicts. They know a skilled attorney who has successfully tried cases before juries in the past and obtained substantial verdicts will take YOUR case before a jury if needed. If an attorney won’t take a case to trial the insurance adjuster will never offer the full value of the case.
When insurance companies see the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III on your side they know I personally have more than 40 years of experience with an extensive and successful record at trial. They know I represented the insurance industry for 20 years so I know all of their tactics and maneuvers. They know I will take them to trial to maximize your financial recovery. This allows us to obtain the best possible outcome in your case in the shortest time frame possible.
The other important ingredients to look for are positive recommendations from the legal industry and their own clients. Legal organizations such as ABOTA, Martindale Hubbell AV Rated, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Law Dragon and Super Lawyers are exclusive, invite only organizations who recognize the top attorneys in every field in a given location. There are many accolades you can purchase for a few dollars, or by answering questions on a legal website. These are not based upon significant legal accomplishments. The groups mentioned above are genuine and exclusive.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s fault you need an experienced and proven Irvine injury attorney by your side. I invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.