When you have been injured because someone else was negligent, three questions come into play.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
If you are hurt in a car crash, injured by a doctor, or bitten by a dog, whether you have a case depends on whether the law says that someone is at fault for causing those injuries. The other question is whether you have sustained enough damages or injuries to justify the expense of pursuing a case. The best way to determine this is to contact an attorney who handles personal injury cases. At our office, we will take a look at your case at no charge. You may also want to download one of our free books.
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?
For simple cases that involve minor injuries, you usually do not need to hire an attorney. However, it is helpful to talk to an attorney and find out whether your case is serious enough to hire an attorney and his team. At Miraldi & Barrett, we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we earn a fee only if we make a recovery for you. In those situations, we receive a percentage of the recovery for our fee.
Please view our video “WHY YOU MAY NEED LEGAL HELP AFTER A CAR CRASH?” for more information.
AM I BEING TREATED FAIRLY BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY?
Insurance companies work for the other side. Their employees are trained to do one thing and that is to pay as little on your claim as possible. The best way to even the playing field is to hire an attorney who works only for you. This is the best way to insure that you will be treated fairly by the system. Because insurance companies routinely attempt to underpay claims, attorneys are needed to get a reasonable and fair settlement in your claim.
You may also want to watch our video “Meet Partners Benjamin F. Barrett Sr. and David P. Miraldi” to find out more.