“He who represents himself has a fool for a client”. -Abraham Lincoln, second President of The United States; also a lawyer.
While I will not go so far as to call you a “fool” for representing yourself, you will without a doubt be undertaking a very complex task which can be exceptionally stressful if you have little to no legal expertise or experience handling a claim. For starters, the law can be complicated and mastery of the law takes years of training, experience and knowledge. Without this mastery, the odds are already stacked against you. You would never perform surgery on yourself if you were not a doctor and the same should be true of legal issues.
At Craig P. Kenny & Associates, we have 8 experienced Las Vegas car accident attorneys with a combined 190 years of experience passionately fighting for our clients to achieve the best possible results for them. We take great pride in the faith our valued clients place in us and we handle every case with the same personal touch we would like if we were the client. That is why when you come to our firm for a consultation, you will always meet face-to-face with one of our accomplished attorneys unlike other firms which have you meet with a non-attorney “case manager”.
As our client we will do everything within our power to gain your trust, advise, and guide you every step of the way. We truly enjoy helping those in need.
Negotiating With an Insurance Company Could Prove Very Difficult:
Bottom line: Insurance companies fight claims on a daily basis and will do everything possible to avoid paying you or to pay you as little as possible. This experience gives them the upper-hand when negotiating against an unrepresented injured person. These corporations may employ a long list of tactics to stall negotiations or delay settlement in hopes of forcing you to take less than what you are entitled to.
The attorneys at Craig P. Kenny & Associates have successfully handled thousands of injury cases on behalf of our clients. Our team of skilled negotiators know the strategies the insurance companies try to use to coerce settlements that do not accurately reflect the injuries and pain suffered by our clients and we can protect you against them. Often times we are also successful at negotiating down medical bills which can ultimately improve settlements.
The Insurance Company Could Deny Your Claim and Make You Take Your Case to Jury Trial:
First, knowing when, how and what court to file suit in are often very difficult questions that should be left to experienced lawyers. After all, an entire semester of law school is dedicated to Civil Procedure, or in layman’s terms: how to file suit. These difficult questions are the precise questions the experienced attorneys at our firm answer on a daily basis.
Secondly, how comfortable would you feel questioning witnesses and arguing your case against an experienced team of defense attorneys paid for by the insurance company? Also consider the fact that a loss at trial could require you to pay the insurance companies legal costs and attorney’s fees.
The ability to successfully try a case before a jury is becoming more and more of a lost skill that few lawyers are capable of or willing to do. The veteran trial attorneys at our firm have successfully tried over 100 jury trials and are well-known for going the extra-mile for their clients.
But Won’t An Attorney Just Take All My Settlement Money?
At Craig P. Kenny & Associates the answer is a resounding no!
We separate ourselves from other firms with one simple policy: WE NEVER MAKE MORE MONEY THAN OUR CLIENTS.
If our fee were to amount to more than your settlement award for pain and suffering, we will reduce our fee to make sure we never make more than you do. For a detailed overview on case valuation, read “What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?”
For over 23 years we have had an unwavering commitment to our clients. We do not advertise, instead we rely on our stellar reputation within the legal and medical communities and our clients for referrals. We hope to do more than just represent you; we hope to be your lawyer for life. If you have any questions on whether or not you could benefit from retaining an attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak with one of our attorneys who would love to help.