Injured? Read About the Benefits of Our Free Consultation

- By: Karlos Finley Date : Mar 8, 2016

BOTELER, FINLEY & WOLFE: THE BENEFIT AND VALUE OF OUR FREE CONSULTATION, 251 433-7766 Here’s what you can expect from your free consultation with any of the Boteler, Finley & Wolfe attorneys about your personal injury matter. First and foremost, courtesy and respect. Second, a thorough and complete explanation about the insurance claim process and the legal issues involved in proving your claim. Third, general guidance on what you can do to help better document and advance your claim. Finally, you’ll receive a realistic and honest opinion as to whether or not you need a lawyer and/or some information about when during the claim process it might become necessary to get a lawyer involved. A free consultation with one of our lawyers at BOTELER, FINLEY &  WOLFE will be a benefit to you and your family. Call us today to schedule your free consultation. 251 433-7766 or toll free 1 866 975-7766. WE DON'T GET PAID UNLESS YOU GET PAID and if you can't get to us, we'll come to you! Are you reluctant to talk with an attorney about your personal injury claim? Many times people are reluctant or hesitant to consult with a lawyer about their personal injury claim. There are several reasons for this. 1) Some people believe they can rely on the insurance company and the adjuster to “be fair.” 2) Others believe consulting with a lawyer about monetary issues related to an insurance claim may make them appear “greedy.” 3) Some people don’t want to talk with a lawyer because they’ve heard stories about how unscrupulous lawyers will try to make them exaggerate or over inflate the claim and then take most of the money because of high contingency fees. We would like to address and discuss these three issues: First, you can not rely on the insurance adjuster to help you. Under Alabama law, when you are making a claim for insurance benefits, you carry the burden of proof. Also, under Alabama law the relationship between an insurance claimant and the insurance company is deemed to be an “adverse relationship.” This does not mean the insurance adjuster is going to be mean and nasty, it simply means the insurance company and its adjuster have no legal obligation to help you prove your claim. Nor do they have to disclose what other coverages may be available or how to best document and present the claim. A simple free consultation with an experienced attorney from BF&W can help you understand the claim process and the legal issues that may impact the claim. Second, consulting with a lawyer about your rights and the collectible damages owed to you does not make you a greedy person. It makes you a better informed claimant. Knowing what damages you are entitled to under the law is important; especially, if you decide to proceed without an attorney. Again, it is not the insurance adjuster’s responsibility to tell you what compensation or restitution you may be entitled to under the law. Third, yes unscrupulous lawyers do exist. Victims report that lawyers have shown up at hospitals, doctor’s offices or even funerals without invitation. Or they pay case runners to direct victims to their firm. Some lawyers run deceptive commercials making claims of large settlements for injury victims. And yes, some lawyers in our area charge contingency fees as high as 45% - 50% of the recovered insurance proceeds. Some may even go so far as to pressure clients to sign up quickly and encourage excessive medical care for the sole purpose of trying to over inflate the claim. However, this is simply not how we operate or do business at Boteler, Finley &Wolfe. Here’s what you can expect from your free consultation with any of our lawyers. First and foremost, courtesy and respect. Second, a thorough and complete explanation about the insurance claim process and the legal issues involved in proving your claim. Third, general guidance on what you can do to help better document and advance your claim. Finally, you’ll receive a realistic and honest opinion as to whether or not you need a lawyer and/or some information about when during the claim process it might become necessary to get a lawyer involved. A free consultation with one of our lawyers at BOTELER, FINLEY &  WOLFE will be a benefit to you and your family. Callus today to schedule your free consultation. 251 433-7766 or toll free 1 866 975-7766. WE DON'T GET PAID UNLESS YOU GET PAID and if you can't get to us, we'll come to you! Boteler, Finley & Wolfe = BENEFIT. Experience helping injury victims and insurance claimants for over 25 years. Boteler, Finley & Wolfe = VALUE. Reasonable contingency fees and we are paid only if we win your claim or case. Boteler, Finley & Wolfe = RESULTS. Higher net recovery ratio for our clients. I.e., more money for our clients when the claim or case is resolved.     REQUIRED DISCLAIMERS Alabama Rule of Professional Conduct 7.2: No representation is made that the quality of legal service to be performed is greater than the services provided by other lawyers. The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements. Free background information is available upon request to a Mississippi attorney. The listing of any area of practice by a Mississippi attorney does not indicate any certification of expertise therein. See Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(d), Rule 7.4(a), Rule 7.6(a) (1997). General Disclaimer: This information is posted for general information purposes to help those interested parties or persons with potential civil claims better understand their rights and potential causes of action. If readers are currently represented by an attorney on the subject matter of this post then they are encouraged to continue with said representation. No attorney-client relationship is established by this post.











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