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Posted by Lynnette, a Motorcycle Accident client, Flag
After my husband and my self were run over by a careless driver in a tractor trailer on our motorcycle, by the grace of god we both survived. Richard Adler was highly recommended to us by someone who had already experienced his services and were beyond pleased. Richard and his team worked on our case diligently. We were consented and kept informed throughout the entire process. They were very compassionate and comforting to both of us during this frightening and devistating experience. Its with great confidence and client satisfaction we would highly recomend Richard Adler and his team they provide EXCEPTIONAL advocacy with heart felt compassion.
Posted by Scott, a Wrongful Death client, Flag
Richard and his staff were very knowledgeable. I confidently relied on their advice, and depended on them to expertly navigate through the legal issues and coordinate the complex tangle of medical bills, medical insurance companies, and auto insurance companies.
Posted by Carole and Radovan, a Car Accident client, Flag
Richard is absolutely the #1 Super Attorney!!! He made a very stressful situation much more bearable. Without his thorough work and assistance, I'm not sure where we would be with our personal injury cases. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his tireless work and the fantastic outcome for both of us. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone that needs representation for a personal injury matter. Richard, thank you again!!! We love you!!!
Posted by Valerie, a Car Accident client, Flag
I highly recommend Richard Adler and his team for whatever personal injury needs you may have.
I was rear ended by a drunk driver and though my car sustained minimal damage, I sustained a torn rotator cuff. Richard was honest with me from the very first conversation. From that first conversation, through the recent, successful outcome Richard and his staff where attentive, honest and always put my wellbeing first and foremost. I appreciated that they kept me informed every step of the way. They had answers for me before I had the questions. After every surgery Richard and his staff checked with me to see how I was and reassure me that things fine and were being handled. All I had to worry about was recovery.
Richard and the staff were successful at crossing every T and dotting every I. They built a solid case with no holes. This resulted in a successful outcome without going to court.
There is only problem that I can identify and that is that I won’t be meeting with Richard and his staff on a regular basis.
I cannot recommend Richard Adler and his team highly enough.
Intelligent, professional and compassionate is an amazing combination.
Posted by Kiron, a Personal Injury client, Flag
We hired Richard Adler after evaluating others. They had the best reputation and this was validated while working with Mr. Adler and Mrs. Carter.
They were very considerate in handling our inherently sensitive personal injury related case. What struck me as particularly admirable was their consideration of our relationship with the defendant. The valuation of permanent personal injuries is not, and will never, be an accurate science, but with their help the case was resolved to our satisfaction and for a reasonably fair value, all while maintaining a firm but never malicious attitude toward the defendant. Perhaps most importantly, the conclusion of the case not only left us with a monetary compensation, but also with a renewed certainty that future injuries of this sort will not occur and that we had made a difference. They stress accountability and, at least in my opinion, justice.
Posted by Lea, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Richard Adler is the Managing Partner for Adler Giersh , and Richard provided expert counsel to the team of lawyers who worked with me on my auto injury accident case. Richard's leadership has created a top team that provided me with practical advice, expert counsel , and emotional support through a long medical recovery, and legal process to secure the benefits that were due me. Richard Adler, and his team at Adler Giersh are THE BEST. I am grateful for their advocacy.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
Richard is not at all like most of the lawyers that I have met. He has a very fatherly demeanor and he enjoys his work. It is hard to find that in a lawyer. He was mainly an overseer of the our case, but I think having him there assured me care was given to my case and we were not just another client.
Posted by Vicki, a Car Accident client, Flag
I was in an automobile accident hit head on by an uninsured driver. This left me with serious injuries and a lot of legal issues that I knew I couldn't handle alone. I contacted Richard Adler. Richard represented me with integrity and fought for my rights. Richard was very easy to talk with and always kept me informed what was going on with my case. If I had a question I had an answer back quickly. Richard settled my case beyond my expectation and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Annaliese, a Car Accident client, Flag
Richard and his support staff have just concluded an injury case for me that has been ongoing for 6 years. From the very beginning I felt safe in his hands, having been referred to him by my parents, who also had Richard's help several years prior for an auto-accident. Whether I was working with Richard himself, or with Janet or Karla, I was always well informed and knew that my case was a priority. Richard's results are above and beyond what I imagined and I can't ever thank him enough, as I wouldn't be able to afford the treatment I needed and still need if it weren't for him. In addition to protecting my rights financially, Richard also was able to guide me through my treatment using his vast knowledge of car-accident related injuries. I know that I would have never considered seeking help from a few of the fields he referred me to simply out of my own ignorance, including cognitive and balance therapies to help with my brain injury, chiropractic, massage therapy, and physical therapy.
Though I am relieved and grateful for Richard's work to be done, I am also saddened that our relationship will mostly be at an end. I feel that he has not just been my attorney, but also a friend with sincere concern for my well being. Having someone I trusted and believed in was pivotal for me, as my accident occurred while I was still in high school and very unaware of how to react to such an event in my life. With his help I am now better prepared to protect myself in the future and able to continue the treatment I still need.
Richard Adler comes with my highest recommendation! In my opinion, there isn't anyone more genuine, more brilliant, or more successful in his field.
Posted by Vicki, a Car Accident client, Flag
I was hit by a repeated drunk driver with no insurance in May 2011. I was in critical condition on a ventilator in Harborview trauma center for weeks with multiple life threatening injuries.. I under went five surgeries while I was there. When I was stable enough to be moved I was transferred to a nursing/rehab center for over three months. During this time my Employee retiree medical covered my cost by force more or less because Richard argued at least once a month for me to be able stay and get the care I needed and that I was the victim. The woman that hit me head on had no insurance and no assets so my employee retiree medical came after me the victim for money. They also wanted to attach my uninsured motorist coverage that I had and take it. Since I am probably going to have more surgeries later this would be all I had to fall back on. Richard stood up to their hardball tactics and I was able to stay and get the care I needed. He made sure all my medical did get paid and had them ( retiree insurance) agree to let me keep a good amount of my own uninsured money plus a little extra for my future medical needs. I consider Richard to not only be a forthright Attorney but a kind and compassionate man. He and along with his paralegal Mary Ellen Bolden took care of everything so I could concentrate on healing and restarting my life again. I recommend Richard to everyone whom needs assistance.
Posted by Scott, a Car Accident client, Flag
After my wife was involved in a auto accident. It was recommended I contact a attorney to handle the insurance companies involved. Richard Adler was recommended to me. On the professional side Richard Adler tells you right up front what to expect and what him and his team will try to do for you. Richard Adler delivered everything they said they would try to do and more.
On the Human side, Richard Adler is a kind , caring and compassionate man, were the best interests of his client comes first. When my wife had to be submitted to the emergency room with complications from back and leg pain, Richard called ahead to make sure she got the best tests and care that were available to find the cause of the recurring back and leg pain.
Richard made himself available for consultation when ever needed. If I sent a E-mail or called his office I got a return follow up call or E-mail the same day. Sometimes in minutes. I can't say enough good things about Richard Adler or his team. I would recommend his services to anyone that is need of the services he provides.
Posted by Leanne, a Wrongful Death client, Flag
After losing my 17-year-old daughter in a DUI accident (April 2010) it became very apparent that she would need a voice. I was very fortunate to have been introduced to the law firm of Adler Giersch. Richard Adler was one of the attorneys who spoke for my daughter.
My daughter had been the passenger and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver had been thrown from his seat to the rear of the vehicle and was, for the most part, unhurt. After denying that anyone was with him repeatedly and stating that he was not driving he was taken to hospital. Two hours later a County Sheriff came across my daughter's body. When the driver was asked who she was he denied knowing her. As soon as he was informed she had not made it he started to point the finger at her and say that she was driving. My daughter did not drive.
Richard gave my daughter a voice. Richard worked with the prosecuting attorney and the sheriff's office to bring the driver to justice and prove that my daughter was not driving. Richard gave her a loud voice that shouted in no uncertain terms that justice would prevail. And it did.
I wanted the young man who had been driving to be held accountable - and he was.
I wanted the owner of the home who allowed minors to party to be held accountable - and he was.
I was never alone in court. There was always one, two, or three attorneys from Adler Giersch present.
If you are in need of a compassionate attorney who knows the law you cannot go past Richard Adler. Not once did he say he would call and not. If I called on weekends he either answered his phone or called right back. I cannot speak highly enough of Richard Adler or the other attorneys and staff members of Adler Giersch.
They were able to get a settlement for my daughter without going back into court. After the settlement came through as I was worried about wasting the settlement they recommended I get in touch with an investment firm.
Nothing will ever bring back my daughter nor take away the pain but knowing the people responsible have been made accountable gives some solice.
Richard was kind and compassionate all through the horrible ordeal. He always kept me informed of every little aspect and was very patient explaining things that I did not understand. Richard was always available and willing to listen to me vent.
Posted by Larry and Sharon, a Car Accident client, Flag
When my husband was hit broadside by a semi truck fully loaded with logs, I was devastated and afraid I would lose him. My daughter's chiropractor told her to call Richard Adler. We did that right away, and he, MaryEllen and Arthur met us at my house the next evening. We liked Richard right away, but decided we needed to interview other firms. It didn't take us long to realize we needed Richard and his firm to represent us. My husband spent several months in the hospital and sustained a TBI. Once he recovered enough to go into rehab, Richard facilitated a meeting with a brain injury rehab hospital out of state and we were accepted. It was the best thing for my husband and he really responded. Thanks to Richard, and his knowledge of the rehab facility, Larry is now nearly back to his normal self. We would have never known about the facility and been able to go there without Richard's help. He has the expertise, confidence, toughness, and ability to keep everyone on an even keel while they go through a most crippling time in their life. Most of all the warmth of the entire firm resonates from the minute you walk in the door. We began to feel like family. Richard fought hard for my husband and always had the right words when Larry was either feeling bad or wanting to do something he shouldn't. We would recommend Richard Adler's firm to anyone who is looking for a top notch law firm with firsthand knowledge of how to work with TBI accident victims. Our case is settled, but Richard continues to work on some unfinished business to be sure everything is complete and right. -
From the victim: My name is Larry Cook and I am the luckiest man on this Earth. There are many reasons why I consider myself to be lucky and two are: I survived the truck hitting me with minimal long term effects and My family found Richard Adler to represent me. There are some interesting facts leading up to our selection of Richard and his extra-ordinary and wonderful team. From here on out when I refer to Richard, it will mean Richard and his team.
The first is how we found Richard. Richard was recommended to our daughter, Tiffany. My wife and daughter then met with Richard. They liked Richard very much but felt they should look around a little bit first, to make sure they had the right team. So they interviewed many attorneys and their staffs. After the interview process they realized they already had met the right team, Richard Adler. The other fact is that over this process they kept hearing about Richard and what and incredible person and lawyer he was and is. Needless to say they selected Richard and we couldn't be happier with the choice.
Richard, has gone the extra mile for me and my family like: 1.Finding the rehab center in California and making sure I would be excepted with payment at settlement time. I cannot tell you enough what this has done for my rehabilitation and my own feelings of worth and gratitude.
Not only did Richard do all of the above but he also made sure I, personally , was alright and moving ahead with recovery. I personally cannot Thank Richard and his team enough for looking after me and my family with a real caring and honest attitude.
Posted by Adam, Flag
I found Richard to be very competent and thurough. He was helpful and informative throughout the case. It was an emotionally sensitive case, and Richard handled it with a lot of tact and compassion. My family and I are grateful for his services.
Posted by Jason, a Wrongful Death client, Flag
It is hard to put into words about Richard and his law firm, but the best I can come up with is that the became a part of my family. His compassion, dedication, and understanding brought new levels of my views of case attorneys. I would not recommend anyone else to deal with TBI cases.
Posted by Doug, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Arthur was my first contact and put in motion the process before turning it over to a very competent member of his staff. He was always informed and on top of the case during the entire process. He is very skilled at his profession and is very professional as well as compassionate.
Posted by Edward, a Personal Injury client, Flag
As a retired Physician/Surgeon of 27 years I have had many occasions to i nteract with a large number of attorney's over a variety of issues. My relationship with Richard Adler, as he represented us, has been outstanding.
He has been extremely thorough and very clearly expalined the entire process and what the expected and unexpected outcomes might be.He very vigorously represented our interests and was always truthful, and handled each aspect of lthe case in a prompt and professional manner. He is extremely well versed with the rule of law but also all of the nuances. I would highly recommend Mr. Adler and his competent staff.
Posted by Connie, a Car Accident client, Flag
I wan t to thank Mr. Adler and his paralegal, MaryEllen Bolden for all the work they did on my auto accident injury claim.. I thought it was something I could handle myself, but as time went on, it became more and more complicated. Richard Adler agreed to help me two and a half years after the accident and just prior to my needing extensive back surgery as a result of the injury. Their willingness to help me and response in bringing everything together has been very much appreciated. I feel he did an excellent job and am very satisfied. The fact that he is still working on the medical portion of my settlement after the insurance settlement was made, shows how much he cares about his clients. Thank you so very much!
Posted by Virginia White, a Car Accident client, Flag
February 20, 2009 I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where a sixteen year old girl ran a red light and hit my car. Seven days later I had a heart attack, resulting in congestive heart failure. The car accident was traumatizing to me and I can no longer drive a car because of it. Richard Adler was knowledgeable, efficient, and kept me informed through each and every step of the case. Aside from the legal or technical aspects of the case, Mr. Adler cared about my health and well being. He took the time to talk to me and keep an eye on how I was feeling, both physically and mentally. I was kept informed on all correspondance between his office and the agencies involved with the case, and I was able to call him with any questions or concerns that I had. I would recommend Richard Adler highly to anyone that finds themselves in any type of auto accident, or personal injury case in general.
Posted by Darrel, a Personal Injury client, Flag
At age 86, my mother was in a car accident sustaining multiple serious injuries. There was no way I was going to deal with all that was forthcoming on my own but the task of deciding upon an attorney seemed daunting. After talking to several attorneys, I contacted Richard. We had several phone calls and email exchanges prior to my committing to his service. After our first in-person meeting, my concerns disappeared. His knowledge, understanding of the law and genuine concern for my mother were evident from the very beginning. He and his staff did a wonderful job keeping us informed at every step as we navigated all that was needed with the insurance companies. I felt more like I was a member of their team than just another client. In the end, I believe they were able to exact the best settlement achievable. Words that come to mind when I describe my experience - professional, thorough, knowledgeable, experienced, trustworthy and compassionate. I would have no reservation at all referring my friends or family to Richard for his services. I told my wife that if I am ever in a serious accident, call the doctor first and Richard second!
Posted by Loren, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mr. Adler and his staff, especially Paralegal MaryEllen Bolden, were extremely helpful and exceeded my expectations in every respect, especially the end result. I will not hesitate in recommending them for personal injury representation, and I'm married to an attorney!
Posted by Ravi, a Car Accident client, Flag
I was in an accident in September of 2010 and had to coordinate between my health insurance, their subrogation company and the at fault party's auto insurance for several months before I got my settlement. Because of the small size of my settlement, Richard gave me free phone and email consultation throughout the process, reviewing documents and what I needed to say to the different parties to ensure I got the maximum benefits. I am very grateful for his help.
Posted by Holly, a Personal Injury client, Flag
After being injured in an auto accident I knew I needed an attorney, but was hesitant to deal with one more thing on top of the doctors and insurance companies. I did my research and found Richard Adler. Things actually got much easier after hiring Richard. I no longer had to deal with the insurance companies and had the incredible support of Heather Aliulis, case manager, with Adler Giersch.
Richard and Heather are a fantastic team. I followed their instructions very closely and consulted with them regularly over the last 2 years.
My case settled last week and I am relieved beyond words. Nothing can take away the injuries I sustained, but the financial compensation helps me put my life on a new course.
Richard is trustworthy, competent, hard working, and compassionate. I highly recommend him and his team for anyone who has suffered the impact an auto accident can have on your body, mind, and life.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
Richard Adler was invaluable in settling our case. We knew very little about how to go about it and he was very helpful, knowledgable, and warm. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by christie, a Car Accident client, Flag
Richard Adler and MaryEllen Bolden offered expert legal advice and counsel and their kind and compassionate presence gave my daughter hope and comfort. I am grateful for their persistence and belief in fair compensation after my daughter’s accident. They not only believed in coverage of her medical bills, her future care and necessities, but also her personal well being and comfort in the process. I am deeply grateful for their advocacy on our behalf.
Posted by Alicia, a Car Accident client, Flag
I had a wonderful experience with Richard Adler and his law firm. I went into this not really knowing what to expect. Everything about this entire experience exceeded my expectations. Richard and MaryEllen were very helpful and supportive during my case. All my questions were answered in a timely manner, and I never felt that my case wasn't important. I know that this is a very busy law firm, but MaryEllen and Richard always made me feel like my case was important to them and they always had time for me. I was surprised and very happy with the outcome of the case -- again, it by far exceeded my expectations. I have had experiences with a couple of attorneys in the past, and Richard and his firm are by far the best that I have ever dealt with. I would highly recommend this firm to everyone. He is the best of the best!
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
My family and I were in a car accident. We sustained life-long injuries. I started out with one lawyer and was not getting results. Frustrated with the lack of progress I asked around for recommendations in the professional arenas and Richard Adler's name kept surfacing. I called Richard and was fortunate to have him accept my case. He was at a disadvantage not having my case from the beginning but that did not deter him. He and his staff went to work and Richard's approach was night and day from my previous counsel. I was kept informed of the progress he made and whenever I had a question his staff were quick to respond. Due to Richard's perseverance and thoroughness, the outcome of my case worked in my favor. I am very pleased. Mr. Adler is a kind and caring person who during my time of duress was able to relieve me of some of my legal concerns. Would I recommend him? Absolutely! You want this attorney on your side. Richard Adler's card is in all of our vehicles and if we ever have another accident we will be calling Richard. Insurance companies have many attorneys. They have good attorneys; Richard Adler is definitely better!
Posted by Josh, a Personal Injury client, Flag
My experience with Richard Adler and Jacob Gent at Adler Giersch, PS, was fantastic. From the very beginning, these two individuals made an otherwise daunting process navigable. Taking over the burden of the situation, they involved me in every decision, treated me respectfully, and made my priorities their own. Never was I pressured to take my case one direction or another; instead, the available options were presented to me, and my decision was final.
Richard and Jacob's experience was invaluable in resolving my case. I would have been lost without their intimate, first-hand knowledge of all aspects of personal injury law. I understand that choosing a legal adviser can be intimidating and exhausting, but I would encourage anyone in need to speak with Richard and Jacob.
Posted by Don, a Insurance client, Flag
After a debilitating automobile accident and years of treatment and surgery, I found that my next challenge would be dealing with the insurance company.
I was fortunate to have been directed to the very best doctors and surgeons for my injuries. As I continued on the path of recovery a nagging question emerged – should I consult an attorney? And if so, who would I ask? How would I research it?
I had been given excellent care by my physician and as every test, surgery, and treatment he had prescribed was right on the mark I figured I ought to ask him. When I asked my physician who I should consult without any hesitation he insisted I give Richard Adler and his team a call.
I spoke first with MaryEllen, Richard Adler’s paralegal, who was patient, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable in addressing my concerns. One of my biggest concerns at the beginning of this process was how much time this would require of me. MaryEllen was an expert at gathering the information needed. She made sure my focus was on a healthy recovery.
When I first met Richard I was immediately struck by his empathetic, mild-mannered, and genuine nature. He is an exceptional listener and I found his personality to be down-home and unpretentious; qualities that I find to be uncharacteristic in the legal profession especially after seeing those goofy television spots. However don’t let that impression lead you to think he’s not a tenacious fighter when it comes to dealing with the insurance company’s highly paid army of attorneys - quite the contrary. Richard’s cases are not the insurance company’s “low hanging fruit” of claims to underpay. More time and money would be exhausted by the insurance companies to fight Richard than pursuing far easier targets. If he were an animal they would see him as a lion in porcupine hide.
Many things make Richard highly effective but what strikes me the most is his experience in knowing what is fair; developing a strategy of approach with all the pertinent information; and foremost, articulating ironclad arguments. I appreciated that Richard would take the time to explain his strategy and way of thinking and wasn’t the least bit put off by my many questions.
My particular case was complex and I knew it would be a difficult, but Richard took it in stride and even seemed giddy for the challenge it presented. This showed me the passion Richard has for his work.
So Richard if you’re reading this, thank you and your team for being a formidable ally for the little guy!
Posted by Robin, a Car Accident client, Flag
My chiropractor recommended the Adler-Giersch law firm to me after I was involved in a bad car accident. The lawyers at Adler-Giersch were extremely helpful. They gave me hope that my injuries and medical bills would not overrun me. Communications were excellent and working with them was very easy. I had a very positive outcome and settled with the insurance company with all my medical bills paid and even a substantial amount in my own pocket. Working with Adler-Giersch was a fantastic experience. I would definitely recommend them to any of my friends, family or colleagues. A++!
Posted by Lara, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Hiring Richard in my personal injury case was the best decision I could have made. He guided me expertly through the process, gave me sound and practical advice, referred me to top quality health care providers, was realistic in his projections for a settlement for me, and overall was my best advocate and spokesperson. In the end, he also negotiated a fabulous settlement for me, keeping my case out of the court system. I really cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by William, a Brain Injury client, Flag
I contacted Richard Adler on the advice of a doctor I saw after suffering a nasty accident. In his words he'd never recommend a lawyer with the one exception being Richard Adler. I was very fortunate to get his name at the time.
I was involved in a life derailing bicycle accident resulting in a disabling brain injury. Right from the very first time I met with Richard he was compassionate, understanding, and incredibly reassuring for what was to be a multi year process trying to get the insurance company to "do the right thing".
Richard not only represented me as an attorney and advocate for my legal case but helped me and my family find information on brain injury, survivor groups, and lectures with doctors where we learned a tremendous amount that has helped us cope and adapt to a new life style.
Stress is one of the worst parts of a traumatic injury - the insurance companies compound that stress dramatically - and Richard did a tremendous amount to mitigate that stress on me and my family. Just his presence and demeanor were very reassuring that things were in good hands and would be taken care of. I never had to worry that something might be over looked or slip through the cracks.
One of the biggest things I can thank Richard for has to be education. He really helped me understand not so much the legal side of things but my injury as well. He has done a tremendous amount of work with brain injuries and the Brain Injury association of Washington and he still understands what it's like to be new to the situation as any of us would be getting in an accident.
It's scary to be going through this process, the legal stuff, insurance companies, letters, doctors... I can't thank Richard and his staff enough for what they did to help me through it all. Even after things were "done and settled" Richard has continued to be there and support myself and family even checking in just to see how we were doing.
Posted by Galina, a Car Accident client, Flag
I would like to recommend Richard as a friendly, experienced and a trustworthy personal injury and auto accident Lawyer, who really cares about well being of his customers.
I have had a personal injury as a result of an auto accident in May 2005. At that time I was almost 8 month pregnant with my child and was very stressed out by insurance companies who wanted to "close" the case as soon as possible. I definitely needed some legal assistance to go through the challenge of dealing with the insurance companies plus to be able to pay to the medical providers.
My friend recommended contacting Richard Adler who helped her to settle her case. Richard took his time to listen to me and to learn all little details, and provided me with very clear information about the legal aspect of my case. The most important, he and his assistants took over the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so I could focus on my new-born child.
It took longer that I expected to settle the case, however I can not imaging doing it by myself without Richard's help.
I would like to recommend Richard Adler to anyone who needs a professional to handle their personal injury case.
Posted by Christine Santos, a Car Accident client, Flag
Richard is a very knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about your well-being as a client. My husband was crossing the street when he got hit by a truck who ran a red light. Every time we met with Richard he truly had an interest in my husband's recovery and often gave us great advice and referrals. I appreciated the fact that it wasn't all about business when we met with him. I would definitely recommend him!!
Posted by Jeff, a Car Accident client, Flag
Richard Adler provided outstanding representation for my husband regarding the MTBI he received January 21, 2006 in an automobile accident. We were faced with having to sue our own insurance company in order to receive the full coverage provided under our policy. It is our certain belief that without Richard’s representation we would never have received the compensation my husband was entitled to under our coverage. We found Richard Adler to be experienced, thorough, capable, helpful and efficient in preparing and moving our case forward. He knows how to succeed! He was prepared to do whatever was necessary to achieve the maximum compensation possible for my husband’s injuries. When a person is injured, just dealing with the recovery process is overwhelming. Difficulties facing an insurance company, even your own insurance company, without the excellent representation we received would have been impossible. We have no reservations recommending Richard Adler to anyone who has suffered a traumatic injury and is in need of outstanding legal representation.
Posted by Julie, a Car Accident client, Flag
Genuine, Professional and Caring. Who can say that about their Lawyer. I can! I've always heard bad things about lawyers. Richard is different. He really loves his job and likes to help people. I went to Richard Adler about a year and a half ago. I would not have gotten the medical help I needed without him (91 thousand dollars worth of medical that is). I am now back to skiing and mountain biking. Through out the year, I was always informed about what was going on. They always seemed to be working on my case. My case was recently settled at the maximum amount! Richard also gave me some really great financial advise that I really appreaciate! Mary-Ellen (Richard's Para legal) was also great. She was always there for any questions or concerns. I would recomend Richard Adler to any friend or family member.
Posted by paul, a Car Accident client, Flag
I had the good fortune of being referred to Richard Adler via word of mouth from my chiropractor. She was concerned that the mild brain trauma that I incurred in a car accident would need someone skilled in that subtle type of injury in order to make the best case for me. I later found out that she was entirely correct in her thinking.
He did a very thorough and professional job in guiding me in our efforts to support my case and when the time came, he prepared an excellent demand letter for the insurance companies. Both of whom settled via his negotiations for the full policy limit amounts without the cost or effort of a trial.
Having read other legal briefs before, I was impressed with the level of knowledge, detail, preparation, persuasiveness, and thoroughness of his demand letter which reflect the talents of the man who prepared it.
Although my case is not one of the larger ones he has dealt with, he gave it his full efforts to drive it to a successful conclusion. Now that we have settled and although his fee is complete, he continues to negotiate with the medical providers to reduce their subrogation claims on the settlement in order to help me get the most net proceeds from it. An extra effort for which I very much appreciate.
Overall he did a fantastic job which greatly exceeded my expectations. I’m a very satisfied client and would recommend Atty. Adler to anyone who needs a top notch personal injury lawyer.
About 3 years ago I was involved in a car accident that left me with some back, neck, shoulder and head injuries with my car totaled. Admittedly, it could have been a lot worse as most of these injuries were on the mild side. As a result of the concussion I had in the accident, I was left with a mild traumatic brain injury which made me feel dizzy, confused, and somewhat unable think straight for months afterwards.
I initially thought I’d just shake it off and get back to life. After 4 months, I discussed settlement with the offender’s car insurance. In that discussion, I decided I had no idea what was going on regarding rights and legal terminology and figured out that the insurance company would probably take advantage of my naivety to lowball me as they were in the process of doing on the car settlement.
I got a word of mouth recommendation for another local PI lawyer. While this person was OK and did send me to some good medical providers, he has somewhat of a low tech brute force type style that I thought would be unsuited for a mild brain injury representation. He did convince me that I would be substantially better off with a lawyer representing me than going it alone.
As mentioned above, I was steered to Atty. Adler’s web site where I discovered his deep knowledge and expertise in handling brain injury claims. In fact, he’s written a solid easy to understand primer on the subject which I would recommend to anyone who has had a head trauma.
He and his assistant, Mary Ellen, communicated with me the plan. Mary Ellen often reminded me for follow ups and other medical appointments that I may have forgotten or neglected without her timely reminders. Although it took longer than I expected at first, I now know that he was building up a solid set of medical documentation on my various problems so that he would have the full story to be able to make the best case for me before he even approached the insurance companies.
Once all my medical issues were fully defined, he prepared the demand letters and set my expectations regarding the possible size of the settlements. For instance, he thought that we might get some resistance from the insurance companies regarding some fine points that might necessitate our reaching a less than maximum settlement. Somehow, he was able to quickly negotiate over any of their objections to reach the maximum settlement without any involvement on my part.
In the end, he negotiated a settlement with the offender’s insurance company and my insurance company (for uninsured/underinsured motorist) for both full policy
Posted by Mrs. Jovita Angelica Guillen Hernandez, a Brain Injury client, Flag
Mr. Adler handled my case with intelligence. He developed a strong legal structure around my brain injury case. His depth of experience handling a case like mine help him find and analyze the not so evident details that could weaken my case: remarks, examples of actions I had made or taken in the past that could weaken my case. Mr. Adler also was a wise advocate. He did not let me feel sorry for myself for too long. He was always ready to advise me on situations regarding my employment, retirement and future ideas for the spending of my settlement. He absolutely held me up when I most wanted to give up.
He is good counsel, wise advocate and a good person.
Posted by Tina, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Richard Adler changed my life to be liveable again! He is without exception the most excellent and compassionate Personal Injury advocate with whom I ever had the pleasure of working. He is caring and understands the difficulties involved in sustaining oneself and one's family during a period of major pain, surgeries, absences from work, sudden high expenses and less income, all while dealing with the nasty intricacies of an insurance case. He is a master at his work, always focused on doing and being the best he can be, and focused on providing the best service for his clients.
If you like to read on, here is a little bit about how my case developed: I was rear-ended in a car accident by a very fast moving vehicle. I sustained a lot of soft tissue-whiplash type injuries, but unfortunately, unbeknownst to anyone, I also herniated a disk severely. Initially, I tried dealing with the situation personally, through my family doctor, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. I had (Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage from my auto insurance, which I thought - as one would - should cover the initial doctors' bills. They paid - up until the point that I had to have neck surgery. At that point my own insurance decided they had paid enough, though didn't give me such decision, and just prolonged the process of payment and decisions with lots of red tape. However, as is the rule in my state, my health insurer through my work would not pay until the PIP insurance was exhausted. As I had no way of proving that (they simply dragged things out), I was caught between insurers with thousands of dollars in medical bills and no way to move forward.
This is when I found Richard, who was referred to me by a friend. First off, Richard was reachable immediately. No long wait or “we can talk to you in about a month or two”. A quick intake questionnaire with one of the highly competent Adler Giersch assistants, and I had an initial meeting with Richard within a day. I had interviewed several other attorneys and I work in the legal field, and even initially was I was quite impressed with Richard’s approach and very professional, yet caring demeanor. The meeting covered many details of the case, of my injuries (including a first surgery that was unsuccessful), and the probability of Richard’s involvement in the case helping to move it forward. He was quite straight with me that not every case is improved by a lawyer’s involvement (e.g. property damage only cases) - some cases are more costly with an attorney that without, while not leading to different results. This impressed me as very ethical.
However, in my case, there were so many complications that Richard took my case. What a blessing this was for me and my family! Richard took over dealing with the red tape, always keeping me informed and explaining even the most complex situations in a clear and concise way to make them easily understood. Initially, it was hard for me - a type A personality - to let go and let someone else take care of the direction of what to do. However, Richard put me at ease immediately by saying that he would not only keep me informed and advising me on the issues, but never make a decision without my input.
He clearly explained to me the approximate timeline from the beginning and showed me the steps and the reasons for the steps. He never promised anything he couldn’t keep, but he did forecast the steps and direction with an accuracy that comes only from major experience (or a crystal ball). His initial forecast was that it would take approximately 2 years for the case to settle all around, assuming it didn’t go to trial (which he didn’t think it would - and he was right once again). He was compassionate about my injuries and about my frustration that things took such a long time. He helped me navigate the medical jargon and medical networks, so that I could find the best doctors for my care.
Richard navigated the case from the beginning as if “we were preparing for trial”, which meant that we all worked hard to have all of the
Posted by Danielle, a Brain Injury client, Flag
Three years ago, my husband, Jeff, sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a bicycling accident. Life as I knew it abruptly and dramatically ended. I found myself, at 28, trying to navigate and manage the very complex and demanding life of a person living with a severe TBI. There are not appropriate words to explain how difficult of a time it was and how uncertain our future looked.
From our very first meeting, Richard showed me the utmost respect, understanding, and compassion. Richard and his amazing team literally jumped in with both feet and helped me tackle all aspects of Jeff's care; hospitals, surgeries, rehab, group homes, etc. Richard was unbelievably committed to our case and in the end, was able to ensure that Jeff would have the quality of care he will need for the rest of his life.
To be quite honest, it is difficult to sum up just how instrumental Richard Adler has been in my life. He stood by me during the most difficult time in my life. His dedication to helping TBI families is nothing short of amazing. I am forever grateful for the compassion and understanding Richard and MaryEllen, paralegal extraordinaire, have bestowed upon us.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I first used Richard in 1999 and unfortunately had another car accident in 2007, so I required his help again. He was honest and upfront about all the possible outcomes and options in my situation. He got the job done and I would highly recommend him and his team to everyone.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
Mr. Adler provided us with outstanding service . We were very impressed with his knowledge of accident recovery, insurance, medical records and procedures and the entire gamut of personal injury law. We could never have recovered what we needed without his expertise. He explained the entire claim process in detail and kept us informed every step of the way. After my wife and I experienced a traumatic experience, we felt confident in his counsel.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
A serious motorcycle accident put me out of work for four months. Progressive Insurance, who represented the motorist cited in the accident, refused to respond to me in any meaningful way, and eventually would not answer my phone or email inquiries. We could have gone on that way for years.
Richard explained up front his fees, costs and possible outcomes. He was accurate on all counts, and I just received my check from Progressive. Professional and aggressive.
What more could you ask of an attorney?
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I was very fortunate to have Richard Adler recommended to me by my chiropractor. Mr. Adler is the kind of attorney you do NOT want to be working for your adversary. He has an air about him that signals aggressive professionalism, yet he is gentle with his clients, respecting their pain. He has surrounded himself with warm, caring paralegals who always responded immediately to my needs (even after the case was closed).
At one point, Mr. Adler made a call to my chiropractor who was refusing to bill my insurance & insisting that I pay cash (even though he said he took insurance). Mr. Adler had a frank discussion with him regarding medical ethics. This was certainly above and beyond what was required, but Mr. Adler and MaryEllen (my assigned paralegal) made sure that they stood up for me.
I would recommend Richard Adler's office to anyone.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
After struggling to find competent legal assistance with my personal injury case, only to be extremely disappointed with what I found, it was recommeded I contact Richard Adler, and his staff of assistants and paralegals, and that advice was the best thing that came my way in an otherwise harrowing set of circumstances and experience.
After meeting with Mr Adler, and paralegal, MaryEllen Bolden, the light at the end of a long dismal tunnel was finally in sight. Through Mr Adler's expert advice and legal counsel, and his dedicated advocacy for my rights and cause, along with the diligent and efficient work by his paralegal staff, I feel I received the very best legal representation possible anywhere.
During all this, I saw a TV program where an insurance company representative openly admitted that:; '...it's their job to deny payment of claims and delay payment of claims in whatever way possible.' I was shocked to hear such brazen admission of clear and evident breach of contract on the part of the insurance companies, but with my own personal experience with that very same struggle, it didn't surprise me, and it fully explained why it is absolutely necessary to have the best legal representation on your side.
Mr Richard Adler is exactly that; the best legal representation and advocacy to have on your side. I highly recommend him, and his compentent staff at his firm.