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Personal Injury Claims Part 4: Should I Hire a Lawyer?

A lawyer offers valuable insight and assistance during the claims process, negotiation, filing a complaint for damages, if necessary, and conducting discovery, depositions, and a jury trial should the insurance company refuse to reasonably compensate the injured party. Once injured as the result of another’s negligence, the focus for you should be on a speedy recovery. A lawyer can handle every other aspect of obtaining compensation including but not limited to, making sure the injured party receives adequate medical care, communicate with the insurance companies, opposing attorneys, and Judges, investigating the accident or incident to determine fault, working with experts to fully assess and show all damages, and negotiating with insurance companies to come to a reasonable resolution.

In most personal injury cases, you do not pay unless the lawyer recovers compensation for your damages, with very few exceptions. Most lawyers will tell you that the lawyer’s fees in a personal injury case is 1/3 of the total amount of settlement recovered. Although that is a common theme for personal injury cases, the lawyers at Miller, Westwood, & Brush are not bound by this unwritten rule. The legal fee for your personal injury case will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and our lawyers have often accepted less than 1/3 for legal fees.


Before founding Miller, Westwood, & Brush, attorney Michael Brush gained valuable experience defending insurance companies against personal injury cases. This unique experience gives Mr. Brush greater success taking on the greedy insurance companies and fighting for equitable compensation for his clients. The lawyers at MWB have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or any other wrongdoing at the hands of another person or entity, please call now to schedule a free consultation.

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