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Posted by Maggie, a Personal Injury client,
I highly recommend Sam Elder. I contacted Sam after I was involved in a car accident with my son. I was already nursing a bad injury from a sports accident at a camp that was refusing to heal completely. Sam helped me sort through and settle both cases.
In the case of the Camp Injury, getting the parties involved to negotiate was very tricky. Sam and his office staff had to call and write letters over several months to get any response. There were a lot of complicating factors: the Camp had no insurance, the person involved in the accident was no longer working there, the Camp didn’t claim any liability for failing to keep patrons safe and the statue of limitations was approaching. Sam was very versed in the law. It took over 14 months to negotiate with the Camp and my own medical insurance company but we did agree on a settlement and avoided litigation. I was very pleased with the outcome.
In the case of the car accident, Sam was able to get a fair settlement from the other driver’s insurance company even though they were trying to claim that my injuries were mostly preexisting. His office staff also took care of all the hospital billing and ensured that the PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage was actually paying all of the medical bills. We did finally agree on a settlement offer for me and my son. Again, I was pleased with the outcome.
Sam is very down to earth and is a great listener. He is very easy to work with and clearly knows his trade. I still have all the emails he sent detailing my options at each point of the process in both cases. They explained complicated legal processes and potential outcomes very clearly. If I ever need any legal help again, I will most certainly contact Sam.
Posted by Tammie, a Car Accident client,
I was in a car accident and did not have a personal injury attorney. Many professionals referred me to Sam Elder. We met and I found him to be very approachable and sincerely interested in my well-being.
I have worked with other attorneys for different reasons and I sometimes felt they were interested in the "business" side of it - without much concern for my feelings, comfort and overall satisfaction.
Sam and his paralegal were very involved, informative, caring and available. I would highly recommend Sam and his team to associates, friends, and family. He exudes sincerity and integrity.
Posted by Alex, a Personal Injury client,
It was a pleasure to deal with Sam when he represented our family in a complicated personal injury dispute with an insurance company. He and his paralegal assistant were great, communicating to us promptly and it was clear that they care about our problems a lot despite difficulties of the case; we are very satisfied at the end. I will certainly recommend Sam to my relatives, friends, and colleagues if somebody needs a really good lawyer.
Posted by Julie, a Car Accident client,
I have worked with many lawyers through my career and have never met one that I respect and admire as much as I do Sam Elder. While working with Sam thru my job he was kind and always willing to help and give advise to my co workers and myself when asked, he would go the extra mile and help with letters, calls and review documents as needed. My co workers and I were so grateful to have him in our lives and had a great deal of respect for him. A couple years ago I was in my first car accident, I was rear ended, Sam took care of everything! I could not have asked for a better end result. Sam Elder is simply the BEST!