Monthly Archives: November 2010

WV Car Wreck Attorneys – Big or Small?

People who have been injured in West Virginia car wrecks will have a choice to make: hire the big car accident law firm, or choose an individual WV car accident lawyer to handle their injury claim.  Here is one big difference that I have noticed between the two here lately.  The larger car wreck firms in WV, in this economy, have been churning out settlements at very low figures.  I know this because this has made it much more difficult for the smaller firms: those of us who refuse to settle for less than our clients deserve.  The insurance adjustors have lowered their values for most injuries, because they compare to past settlements.  The more low settlements they achieve, the lower their future offers will be for similar injuries.

So what can be done?  Cases need to be tried.  They need to be litigated.  That’s what they build courthouses for.  If the insurance company won’t pay up, take it to the jury.  That is the only way you can get what you deserve.  In my experience, the smaller firms rely less on having a large caseload of cases constantly settling, and concentrate on doing well on a smaller number of cases.

At my law firm, we will always meet with car wreck injury victims for free, and will offer our opinions and insight with no obligation to retain us or even pay a dime.  And generally, our offices are much closer to our clients.  It is always frustrating when a car accident injury victim, or their family, bypasses our office to go to a big law firm in Charleston.  I urge you to talk with a small law firm first in your general area.  You may be impressed.

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