Posted by Stanley
For a year following our auto accident, my wife endured pain, two rounds of failed physical therapy, and, finally, surgery. During this period, given that the EPD accident report totally faulted the other driver, we expected a quick and reasonable offer from her insurance company. Instead, her insurance company representative treated my wife horribly - with rudeness, contempt and delay.
In short, the bullying by the opposing insurance company led us to engage Mr. Crowley as our attorney. Our contact with the insurance company ended completely as soon as Mr. Crowley took our case.
Mr. Crowley proved to combine a genuine concern for securing us a fair outcome with the toughmindedness, shrewdness, and great skill in argument that make him such an effective lawyer.
In short, he won us the settlement to which we were entitled, and we thank him for it.
Stan and Sherri
Posted by Ruth
I was hit on my bicycle when someone opened a car door in my path while I was commuting to work one morning. Afterwards, the police reported that I was officially not at fault and on the day of everyone was completely cordial and sympathetic towards my plight as the victim. I didn't realize the extent of my injuries and I had never been in a serious accident before and so I thought I would have no need for a lawyer and all would be well.
Much time, many doctor's visits, physical therapy sessions, and a full time medical leave from work passed and the reality of the situation hit. I did not know how to get compensated for my losses and no matter how decent the real people involved in my accident seemed, insurance companies are not real people and they are never on your side if you are trying to receive just and fair compensation for your losses. You are just a number in the system and they will squeeze all they can from you without giving anything in return.
Unless you are intensively knowledgable at understanding personal injury law and you have a great deal of previous experience handling insurance companies, you NEED to work with someone like Michael Crowley because he is both knowledgable and experienced. After much anxiety, stress and despair trying to heal from my injuries AND attempting to receive financial compensation for my losses, I randomly found Michael Crowley when my husband and I looked up personal injury lawyers in our area. I had no one to ask for a recommendation and I could not have been happier with the outcome. My woes over attempting to navigate the confusing world of insurance claims vanished. Michael and his excellent paralegal and legal secretary kept me updated and informed, they were patient with my normal life schedule and the case was settled without a trial. His firm is easy to work with and I highly recommend his services.
If you've never worked with a lawyer, you might think that it costs too much or you won't get your fair share in the end. For a young adult like myself who works in the nonprofit sector, the monetary amounts for my case did seem like large dollar amounts but when it was all said & done, every penny spent to work with Michael Crowley was 100% worth it. In my case, Michael and his firm did all the work and effort to ensure that I would receive my accident compensation to the fullest extent possible and I did not have to pay them anything upfront or do anything beyond my role as a client. I had the final say in all decisions along the way and only when my settlement was sent over from the insurance company, did they receive payment. This may be a somewhat common deal that personal injury lawyers offer to victims in an accident but Michael Crowley and his team at Janssen Malloy do amazingly professional work that I could never accomplish and I walked away feeling as though I was compensated monetarily AND more educated in the matters of personal injuries. Michael Crowley will personally explain every important bit of the process in a way you can understand. He will dedicate all of his years of expertise towards ensuring you walk away with the best outcome possible and overall my experience working with him was completely excellent.
Posted by a Personal Injury client
I was injured on the beach from a dog attack and severely fractured my ankle which required surgery and hardware. Michael Crowley offered insight and support through one the most difficult and painful experiences of my life. My recovery was slow and strenuous. Having Michael on my side was the light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Every conversation and meeting I had with him left me feeling confident and optimistic about my case. Michael's knowledge and assertive tactics were very impressive and the end result was a fair and generous settlement. I have no doubt in my mind that I could not have chosen a better lawyer.
Posted by Rae
I was hit by a pickup truck as I was walking across a supermarket's parking lot. Even though the police report said it was the truck driver's fault, I knew I was in no condition to deal with insurance or medical companies. I turned to my daughter, who is a lawyer in another state, for advice on which Personal Injury attorney I should choose to represent me. She thoroughly researched lawyers in the surrounding area including San Francisco and felt the best one to handle my case was Michael Crowley.
She could not have given me better advice. From the start to its successful conclusion a year later, Michael Crowley handled my case with ease and expertise. He was responsive to all my queries, actually listened to what I had to say and discussed all matters with me thoroughly before proceeding. The result was that he procured the maximum award available to me.
I wholeheartedly recommend Michael Crowley and his seasoned and efficient legal staff.
Posted by Ehlana
Michael was a great lawyer. I honestly can say that I would of not wanted anyone else to handle my case. Michael made sure that I knew at all times what was going on, and I mean he made sure I understand why things were being done a certain way. He never once made a decision, I did. He would explain what was going on and the options for our next plan of action were going to be and the decision was up to me. Michael was great with checking in with me. If I hadnt heard from him in a week or two, he would just shoot me an email to let me know how things were going. Michael was very motivated to get exactly what I deserved to get due to the extent of my injury.
There wasnt one time that Michael wasnt willing to answer any questions of mine or even explain something again if I didnt understand the first time.
I highly recommend Michael Crowley. He is very dedicated to his clients and motivated to help them. He also handle my case in a timely matter.
Posted by Kathi
After dealing with the insurance company of the man who hit me head on, and being totally overwhelmed and totally emotional about my situation - I found Michael Crowley. What a blessing. After our initial contact I handed over my stack of documents and walked out of the office feeling relieved and that I was going to be taken care of. I was. He is an amazing man, so knowledgeable and caring, he put me at ease and made me feel like I was in the right place.
We went through the process of a deposition, which was much easier having him sitting by my side. He was able to negotiate a settlement three times what was originally offered. I was thrilled with the outcome. I want to add that he has an amazing Paralegal, Connie, I can't say enough about her, so efficient and helpful and caring.
I never thought I would be in a situation where I would need a lawyer, but now I know if I ever need help I have someone who will be in my corner fighting for me. Feels good.
Posted by Graham
I was injured in a car accident. My truck was rolled, and totaled. I was taken to the er. I needed to heal from the physical pain, and did not want to have to deal with the mental stress of dealing with insurance companies. I felt like every one was against me. Thats when I hired Michael. He was on my side. He dealt with everything for me, so I could focus on getting better. The outcome was quick, and better than expected. He was professional, and knows the laws. I couldnt imagine having to deal with this on my own. Im so glad I found someone to help me through all of this. I would hire Michael Crowley again in a heartbeat. I highly reccomend him.
Posted by Joseph
Mr. Crowley did an awesome job with my case. His technical knowledge and know how is amazing. He kept me informed every step of the way and always had my best interest in mind.
Posted by Susan
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Crowley. He took on my case about three years ago and it is finally winding down. I was rear-ended in November 2007 and my car was totaled. I sustained a right shoulder injury because of the accident. After months of physical therapy, cortisone injections, etc. etc. I finally had subacromial decompression surgery in March 2011, since there were no other options left for me. Throughout the entire ordeal, Mr. Crowley has been there for me. He is very down-to-earth and takes the time to make you feel like you are the only client he has. We had some difficulties with the insurance carrier dragging their feet, including a mediation conference in November 2010, in which nothing was resolved. Michael stuck with it and we never gave up. We had a court date set for mid November 2011 and the case was settled out of court just a couple of weeks ago for almost what we were asking for. I can't recommend him enough for anyone who needs an excellent, knowledgeable attorney. I'm glad my case didn't go to trial--really glad---but I would love to watch him in action in the courtroom. The man doesn't give up. We're very fortunate in Humboldt County to have him practicing here. I actually picked him out of the phone book because I had no one to ask for a recommendation who had experienced what I had. I couldn't have picked better. His staff is absolutely wonderful too.
Posted by Mark
Most would agree to a set of Universal Truths: Life is NOT fair; bad things happen to good people; and the "system" may not always be depended upon to provide favorable results. My experience has led me to add one more to that set: when life appears bleakest, you better have a trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable Advocate who believes in you. You will find no better Advocate than Michael Crowley.
I was involved in a head on collision w/ an oversized commercial pickup truck while occupying a center turn lane. Air bags deployed in my compact import pick up, the collision knocked me unconscious, totaling my truck. EMT arrived some time latter, helped me out of my truck and took me by ambulance to a local hospital with knee, neck, back and shoulder injuries. The shoulder injury would require surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and impingement, requiring long, arduous physical therapy. Additionally, to add insult to injury, the police officer made numerous mistakes in filing the accident report, including that I was at fault (the defendant provided most of the "one sided" narrative to the officer). An attorney that I had worked with over the years in various business matters, recommended without reservation, Michael Crowley. At that very moment, the tide turned, and my outlook on life improved greatly. Michael listened to my account of the collision with great intensity and interest, believing in what I had to say. Michael vigorously executed a well planned strategy that included securing the very best accident reconstruction expert, vocational/economic damage experts, greatly strengthening my case against the defendant. I had the honor of sitting in on the pretrial deposition of the defendant, and read the deposition of the police officer. In a respectful yet tactically blistering series of inquiries, Michael uncovered the truth and had both the defendant and the police officer admit to facts that did not support their assertions that I was at fault. Talk about a game changer! "Long story-short, my case was settled for very near the defendants liability limit, and Michael advocated successfully on my behalf regarding my medical pay reimbursement to my insurer, greatly
exceeding my expectations. Michael vigorously prepared for trial, and in doing so, prevented one. I would hope that one would never have the need for a personal injury attorney. When your life seems to be crumbling around you, you will not find a better advocate than Michael Crowley. To say that I am grateful to Michael and his firm, would be a great understatement. Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend Michael Crowley, an outstanding personal injury attorney, and an all around genuinely nice, caring man.