How Do I Choose a Law Firm?
Answer: In choosing a law firm, there are many variables that can go into making a decision such as experience, firm prestige or word of mouth. However, one of the best ways to make the choice is through the consultation process. If the attorney seems distracted or bored during the consultation, chances are he or she will be bored through the other phases of your case and act appropriately. You want to choose a firm that has the experience to handle even the largest cases but small enough to treat yours with the time and diligence that it deserves.
Our law firm understands a basic premise that so many seem to forget and that is without our clients, we don’t exist. We believe that every client’s case is important and that when you need to speak to your attorney, you should be able to do so in a reasonable amount of time. We will always make sure that you are kept up to date on every phase of the case and that if you need to speak with your attorney, you will be able to do so.
What Areas of Law Do You Practice?
Answer: Our firm’s practices focus on a few areas of law including insurance claims law. We have represented thousands of clients who were victimized by Hurricanes Ike and Rita and then had their insurance claims delayed, denied or undervalued. We also handle insurance claims regarding wind, hail, foundation damage, mold, commercial property damage, marine insurance claims, personal property claims, ERISA claims and life and health insurance claims.
Although the primary focus of the firm has been in the area of insurance law, we also handle a significant amount of cases in other practice areas such as commercial litigation, employment law, catastrophic personal injury and the many sub categories of each area. With offices in Beaumont, we represent clients throughout southeast Texas with their legal needs. With the use of technology, and our lawyers, many of whom are licensed in numerous states, we have the team and resources to represent clients throughout the Southwest.
How Do I Get My Insurance Carrier to Take My Claim Seriously?
Answer: Understanding the insurance carriers is the first step. Insurance carriers love to receive your money every month and sell you different policies. If you want to purchase insurance, it is not very hard to get in touch with someone. If you have an insurance claim, getting in touch with a live person can be a chore. Getting the claim handled promptly can be even worse. When you can’t get satisfaction on your own, retaining legal counsel is often your most effective recourse.
Our insurance attorneys have handled thousands of insurance claims ranging from damages from Hurricane Ike and Rita to fire, wind and hail claims following significant storms. We are experienced with regards to all insurance coverage policies and have represented clients against all of the major carriers. You pay your monthly insurance premiums because you want the security of knowing that if something happens, you are covered. You are rightfully entitled to fair compensation for your claim. Our insurance attorneys will make sure you receive what is rightfully yours. You don’t have to fight with the insurance companies. We will fight for you.
What questions should I ask when choosing an attorney?
Answer: Don’t be afraid to ask your attorney how experienced he or she is in the area of law of your legal problems. Ask how many years he or she has been practicing, what percentage of his time is devoted to cases like yours, how many trials the attorney has been involved in, etc.. It is important that you feel comfortable with the attorney you choose.
How can I be sure that I have the right attorney for my case?
Answer: It is important to hire an attorney who has knowledge of and experience in the specific area involved in your case. Ask the attorney questions about his or her experience in the area you need help; if he or she won’t spend time with you to answer your questions, find an attorney who will. If he or she does not appear to know much about your problem area, this is probably not the right attorney for your case.
What is the difference between co-counsel and of-counsel?
Answer: Both types of attorneys typically have an “association” with one another’s firms. Attorneys in an of-counsel relationship only refer cases to each other depending upon their areas of expertise. Those in a co-counsel position assist on a more involved basis such as providing personnel in preparation for trial.