Choose a Law Firm That Has Extensive Trial Experience, Choose Case Barnett Law
Case Barnett has over 17 years of trial experience. Many personal injury attorneys and law firms have never done a single jury trial. They try to settle cases but when they are unsuccessful and need help, they bring in a firm like ours to litigate the case for them. Don't hire an attorney who doesn't know how to work your case up properly. Insurance companies know which lawyers to fear and those are the ones who can take them to a courtroom and ask jurors for a fair and just settlement.
Hiring an attorney with trial experience is vital for personal injury cases. No one likes to lose, especially insurance companies. The jury trial is the hammer that the U.S. Constitution gives to every individual. It is the great equalizer. It can bring a better resolution to your case. No one wields that hammer better than the attorneys at Case Barnett Law.
How to Find an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case
A Warning to Consumers Looking for a Lawyer
Please be careful when using the internet to search for a lawyer to represent you. Although it's against the law, many attorneys are suspected to be buying fake online reviews. Be aware, anyone can post anything they want on their website. It's unethical and it's against the law but it's still happening. Research anyone who you are considering hiring. We suggest you do the following:
Online Attorney Reviews: If a law firm has hundreds of positive reviews you need to dig deeper. Remember, a very small number of clients actually go on to leave an online review. If someone has hundreds of reviews this means that they may be buying the reviews or that they are serving thousands of clients. Some firms are more of a "legal mill". They do big advertising and have thousands of clients. Most of the time the cases are handled by a "case manager", not an attorney. It's suspect to think that a firm like this can offer the stellar customer service that would result in hundreds of positive reviews. Just dig deeper and ask any lawyer with hundreds of positive reviews what their attorney to client ratio is or ask them if they can provide you with more references than just what you see online. Can they put you in contact with an actual past client? Our law firm has plenty of positive online reviews across the internet, but they number nowhere near the hundreds. This is because we litigate catastrophic accident and brain injury cases, we don't work cases up for a quick low ball settlement. The attorneys who are buying fake reviews are the same ones who give our industry a bad name and invoke the image of "ambulance chaser." The litigation process is extremely complex and can take around 18-24 months. We keep our case load small so that we can do our best work. We aren't closing hundreds of cases each year because we have a very small number of cases at any given time. This is our business model, and we will never change it.
Case Results: Ask any lawyer you are considering hiring if they can provide you with recent case results and verdicts. Have they ever gone to trial? How many times? Can they offer you proof of this? Remember, the person who makes the website is the same person trying to gain your business. It's disturbingly unethical and illegal to lie about case results but it happens. Unfortunatley, because many settlements are confidential, there is no one place for you to go to see a list of real verdicts a lawyer has won. It's not easy to find this information but you can. Most large verdicts will be published somewhere. For example, our law firm has been interviewed on the news for a local school sexual abuse case. Our verdicts have also been written up in The Daily Journal and we have been published in the trade magazine Advocate, the largest magazine in the United States for plaintiffs' trial attorneys. You will have to get into an actual conversation about trial with any lawyer you are considering hiring. While many cases settle before trial you must hire a lawyer who can go to trial if need be. A lawyer who has no trial experience can't work a case up properly and it can be a disaster. Just because a lawyer says they "win" and have "trial experience" it may not be true. Dig deep here. Make sure they prove to you that they know what they're doing.
Free Information: Any lawyer you are considering hiring should be able to give you free information. At our firm, if a client calls us in an area outside of our expertise (like family law, estate planning, etc.) we refer them to an attorney we know and trust. If they have a case that we think they can handle on their own, we never advise them to give up to 40% of their recovery away to a lawyer. We have them download our free book on how to settle a minor accident case on your own. If they are a client who has a serious injury, we provide them with all of the resources they need to make an empowered decision before they hire us. This includes free books and legal guides, real write ups of recent case results and video and written testimonials from clients who have actually worked with us. We also make sure to educate our clients and let them know what to expect throughout the entire legal process. This begins at intake and continues through trial or settlement.
The Case Barnett Law HitList™, a Stress-Free Guarantee
Unlike many other law firms, we believe in customer service. In fact, we believe so strongly in putting the client first, that we developed a complex and detailed process to manage our cases. It is called the Case Barnett Law HitList™ and it's the centerpiece of our practice. The HitList™ ensures that:
1. Clients always know what is going on in their case.
2. We recover the maximum compensation for your claim.
3. Legal issues are handled in an organized and timely manner.
4. Our clients can focus on healing while we handle everything else.
5. Your medical bills are being managed so that they don't take over your life.
6. We protect you from dishonest insurance adjusters who are out to ruin your claim.
We have also developed a proprietary case management software to track every single detail of your legal matter. This exclusive software, along with the HitList™, guarantees that claims don't drag on for years; something all too common in personal injury law firms.
We know that you are extremely busy. For this reason, we have made customer service the number one priority at our firm. It's amazing how much easier the process becomes when a skilled law firm can step in and handle all of the details, both big and small. At Case Barnett Law everything moves as fast as possible without missing any details and you always know what is going on in your legal matter.
Expertise and Competence: The Case Barnett Law Pledge
Between working and taking care of your family there are never enough hours in the day. Our pledge to you is that we will never waste your time. Systems and procedures rule all that we do. This has created an efficient and organized workflow, something that is extremely important when navigating a complex personal injury matter.
We work on contingency fee only. That means that if we don't win, you pay us nothing.
The best way to start is simply to call us. The conversation is completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to do anything more than gather information that will empower you. Call us at (949) 861-2990 to discuss your case.
How We Can Help
We can help you by learning your story. We treat you with dignity and respect. We bring our reputation, compassion, and trial skills to successfully represent you. If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed in Orange County, please call Case Barnett Law today so we can tell your story. The last thing you should worry about is being denied fair compensation for your losses. Each minute counts. Don’t give negligent parties an advantage while you deal with your injuries. If you have been injured, contact us here to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney at our Costa Mesa office today.
We are passionate about the work we’re doing on behalf of our clients. When you hire us, you are hiring a knowledgeable, distinguished, and tenacious team dedicated to helping you receive the justice you deserve.
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