As personal injury lawyers our job is to make things right for our clients to the extent the law allows. If you have been injured in an automobile accident or truck accident; if a family member has been killed by defective industrial machinery or dangerous construction equipment; if you have a permanent disability due to an on the job accident; if you are the victim of sexual abuse, medical malpractice or nursing home neglect; or for any other type of serious injury or wrongful death claim--you need legal advice now and may also need the services of an attorney. The fact of the matter is that insurance companies, and the corporations, businesses and professionals they insure, pay for their mistakes only when compelled, and then only enough money to avoid the risk of losing more at trial. The more risk defendants perceive, the more compensation responsible parties will pay to you and your family.
That is where we come in. Experienced plaintiffs' attorneys know how to package cases for settlement and how to present cases at trial to achieve the best results for our clients. We have favorably resolved dozens of firearm, nursing home, sexual abuse, carbon monoxide, diet drug, airplane crash, automobile and truck cases and claims. And since we only represent plaintiffs for fees that are dependent on the outcome, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. But the contingent fee system also requires that lawyers be selective in the cases they handle. No one benefits from frivolous litigation, not you, not us, and certainly not the legal system.
We may decline a case, but if we do we will tell our prospective client exactly why. Sometimes it may be because the law does not support a claim; other times we may refer people to different attorneys for a variety of reasons; sometimes we may even suggest that you handle the matter yourself. But in any case involving complicated facts, serious injuries or difficult legal issues, the result of which could adversely impact you or your family, you should hire an attorney who represents plaintiffs, only plaintiffs, and does it full time.
Be careful of television advertisers who work on volume by promising you the moon but give you the boot if they cannot quickly and easily settle your case. Our goal is the opposite, to represent fewer clients with better cases so we can devote more attention to you and your claim. Also, be aware of yellow page advertisements by firms which claim to handle personal injury cases, as well as many other legal matters, without any detailed information about its lawyers' credentials and experience. Our lawyers have over 100 years combined experience representing victims of the negligence of others. Before you hire any attorney or law firm check them out carefully, not only through word of mouth, but also through their website and any information you obtain from it.
The difference between a soft tissue injury or a herniated disc can be tens of thousands of dollars. The difference between temporary inability to work and permanent disability can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The difference between trial of a well-prepared paraplegia or quadriplegia case and one that is settled without adequate investigation can be millions of dollars. These differences often depend on the attorney.
Not that money is the only object--peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have someone representing you, looking out for your family, and fighting for your legal rights is sometimes the best reason to hire a lawyer. We hope you will consider Monsees & Mayer P.C., but whatever you do, consult an attorney. The initial personal injury consultation is usually free and often helpful-so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Those who do not know their legal rights risk losing them.
We have built our practice the old fashioned way -- through referrals from people like you. We want to help you, your family and your friends. Call us for your own legal problems, or give our name to someone you care about. We look forward to talking with you.