Here’s How it Works…
1. You fill out our FREE case evaluation form, and you’ll hear back from our 5-star legal team within 24 hours.
All you have to do is enter a few details about your personal injury accident. The form is only a few questions long and should take you less than 5 minutes. Once we receive your details, we’ll let you know if you have a viable personal injury claim. We’ll also let you know if you’re a good fit for our office.
2. We evaluate the details of your case.
Based on the details you submit in your FREE case evaluation, we can usually determine the best next steps for you to take. If we need a little more information, we’ll email you or hop on a call whenever is convenient for you.
“I can’t make it to your office. Can you come to me?” Absolutely! Although we make it super easy to handle everything over phone and email, if you prefer an in-person meeting once we determine we can help, our Los Angeles and San Francisco lawyers are available to come to whatever location is best for you.
At that point, we’ll determine if we are a good fit to work together:
If you are a good fit for our firm…
We will send you our New Client Forms that you can easily sign electronically so we can get working on your case immediately.
If your case is not a good fit for our firm…
We’ll provide you with some great resources and referrals so that you can continue to pursue the case with a trusted professional who is best suited to handle your case.
3. Once you’ve signed up, we get working immediately to protect your rights!
Once we are on board, you can stop worrying about your legal case and let us do the heavy lifting! We will quickly make a round of phone calls and send out letters to let the insurance companies know to communicate through us. This means you won’t get anymore annoying calls from insurance adjusters asking you about your injuries when you are just trying to get through your day.
We’ll also start digging into the investigation of your case by reaching out to the police department, witnesses, insurance companies and medical providers on your behalf.
If we both choose to work together, here’s how it works.
If you hire Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, the first thing you will want to do is put your hands up and say “Yay!”
Okay, for real now. The first thing that we will do once you decide you want to hire us is send you our new client forms. We will of course send them to you electronically so that you can review and sign them quickly and easily without having to use any paper, printer ink or even a pen.
Oh yeah, we make it simple! Unless you are old school, then we can send them via snail mail for you to sign with a feather-tipped plume. We can also come directly to you if you prefer to meet in person!
Here is a breakdown of the details of how it works if you choose us as your personal injury attorneys.
We Send You Our New Client Forms
Here’s a detailed overview of the New Client Forms you can expect from our office:
- Attorney-Client Fee Agreement, which sets out the parameters of our attorney-client relationship, the fee structure for how we are compensated as your personal injury attorneys (we work on a “no-win–no-fee” basis called a contingency fee), how case costs are handled and other details of our working relationship together.
- Medical Authorization Form, which allows your medical providers to release official copies of all your related medical records and billing to help us build your case. This form will also allow your employer to release any records we may need to prove your loss of earnings claim as well.
- Claimant Designation Form, which advises insurance companies that we are your personal injury attorneys and your legal representatives with whom they should communicate about your personal injury case. Note that although all communication will go through us, any and all settlement offers will be conveyed to you and discussed with you to help make the next move in your case.
We Conduct a New Client Intake
In order to gather all remaining details that you have about your case, we will set up a phone call with you. During this call, we’ll ask you about the facts of how the accident occurred, details about your injuries, medical treatment and your loss of earnings.
We do this once at the inception of the case, so that we do not need to continually ask you for little pieces of information throughout your case. We try to gather as much as possible during this first intake interview, so that we do not have to bother you when we know you are very busy recovering from your injuries and trying to get back to normal life.
We Send Representation Letters
Also, right after you sign with us, we will send out letters of representation to the insurance companies involved in your case and request all medical records and billing from any medical providers with whom you are finished treating.
We will have to wait on the other medical providers until you are completely finished with treatment, but we keep updated on your treatment status throughout the case, so we can be on top of ordering all of the information once it is available.
4. You Focus on Healing from Your Injuries While We Maximize the Value of Your Case!
We will work hard to maximize the value of your case and get you a settlement that covers all of your medical bills, all your out-of-pocket expenses, your fees, your costs, and leaves you with some money left over to put in your pocket when all is said and done.
While you are focusing on your recovery from your serious injuries, we will be working diligently behind the scenes to build your case and maximize the value of the settlement you will receive. We do this by developing strong legal theories of negligence and liability against the at-fault party.
We get supportive witness testimony, whether it be from eyewitnesses from the accident scene or people close to you who witnessed how the accident affected your daily life. We may also enlist the help of expert witnesses to testify as to the mechanics of how the accident occurred, give expert calculations of your lost earnings and even provide expert medical opinions on your medical prognosis and how the accident will affect you going forward.
All of this is done to help ensure you get the maximum fair settlement possible for your case.
We Keep Updated on Your Treatment
After we gather all the initial information, send out all opening correspondence, and start building your case, we will regularly follow up with you to make sure you are receiving the best medical care possible that you are recovering well from your injuries.
We like to stay up to date on how our clients are doing, to make sure they are getting better and so we can collaborate with them to build the strongest claim possible.
Before you know it, you’ll be finishing up with your medical treatment and we’ll start negotiating a settlement in your case.
We Prepare the Demand Letter and Start Negotiations
Once you have completed all medical care related to the accident, we will then gather up those final medical records and bills so that we can draft our settlement demand letter.
We Prepare A COMPREHENSIVE Demand Letter!
Our demand letter is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. It really gets the insurance adjuster’s attention! Our demands are taken very seriously by the insurance carriers and it shows in the results we get for our clients. This is how we settle almost 95% of our cases without having to file suit and litigate.
Our settlement demand letter sets out in persuasive detail all aspects of your case including the facts of the accident, the liability aspects, the medical treatment and injuries, the pain and suffering information, the loss of earnings and more in a breakdown of all damages incurred in the accident.
We paint a very compelling picture that calls for a fair settlement. At the end of the letter, we will request a specific dollar settlement amount that we can negotiate from with the insurance carrier.
5. We Negotiate a Solid and Fair Settlement to Put Money in YOUR Pocket
We give the insurance carrier two weeks to respond to our demand to make sure they prioritize your case above others submitted by lawyers who either don’t put a response deadline in their demand or give the carrier 30 days or more to respond.
Once the insurance adjuster responds, we start the back and forth negotiations. This is when our communication with you is key, as we value attorney-client collaboration at this stage of the case. We will convey the settlement offers to you as they come in and discuss what each one means to you (i.e. how much money will go in your pocket after all medical and legal costs are paid.)
Together we will work towards a solid and fair number that will allow you to walk away from the accident with all your bills paid, some money in your pocket and your life ahead of you.
So, what are you waiting for? Submit your case now for a FREE online case evaluation from our legal team to see if we can help.