Posted by Beth Leckbee-Makler
I was involved in a hit-and-run accident in March of 2012 while riding my bike. The car hit me while I was riding my bike across a crosswalk with a walk sign on. I went to the emergency room that day but it took me a few weeks to realize that my injuries were permanent. I was angry, depressed, and in great deal of pain. By the time I got a copy of the police report and realized that a witness had identified the driver, months had passed by.
I kept expecting the other side (AKA the driver and his insurance carrier Wawanesa insurance) to "do the right thing" and I was disappointed by their actions over and over. I was disappointed that the driver hit me and drove off, I was disappointed that he lied about hitting me and I was most disappointed that Wawanesa Insurance would refuse to reimburse me for my medical expenses until they were legally forced to.
After dealing with lawyers that represent Wawanesa insurance for years, one thing is clear: they will use every dirty trick in the book to make you give up the fight. I knew that was I was telling the truth but that doesn't matter unless you have a lawyer that is ready to step up and be a true advocate for you. I was very lucky to have Mr. Max Draitser on my side in the courtroom along with Mr. Brian Breiter.
Last week my case went to trial at long last. This is first time that I have ever been in a courtroom, much less as the plaintiff. Walking into that courtroom, I felt like a stranger in a strange land. Max and Brian saw to it that I was well prepared for what was about to happen but I was still very nervous. Nerves aside, I knew that Max and Brian were excellent at what they do and they would do everything they could to help me win. Brian and Max's courtroom styles complement each other perfectly. Brian has the confidence and charisma that gives you feeling that everything will work out fine and Max has a calm and assured energy that lets you know that he is aware of everything that is happening has your back no matter what.
My case was not an easy one but Max and Brian were well prepared and fought for me with every ounce of their being. I was continually amazed at how they anticipated what was needed at each critical moment. I am happy to say that we won and justice was finally served. I was able to get damages and I am grateful. I think equally important to me was the fact that a jury found the driver responsible for causing all this heartache and pain and I was so relieved when they did.
I will never be able to Max, Brian, Mark and everyone else that helped bring this matter to a successful close. I hope I never need to a trial litigator again but if I do, I would want Mr. Max Draitser by my side.
Posted by Fred
Max really helped me with a car accident case. The guy turned left in front of me and remarkably his insurance company put me 50% at fault! On recommendation from a former client of Max's I met with him. He reassured me and at the end of the day, the insurance company folded. Highly recommend.
Posted by David C.
I was referred to Max by another lawyer for his help with my motocycle accident and dealing with the other driver's insurance company. Max was very helpful with explaining the whole process, keeping me up to date and getting me to resolution without expense to me. I appreciated his use of technology - being a techno geek myself by trade.
If you need the assistance of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend Max Draitser be your representation.
Posted by Laurent
Upon being injured in a motorcycle accident, a friend of mine referred me to Max Draitser.
It was the first time I was involved in a traffic accident and taken to the Emergency Services.
There, I was treated for several injuries. I left the hospital with crutches and a removable cast on my leg and a staggering medical bill.
The last things I wanted to deal with after this accident were both the legal and the insurance aspects. I was emotionally distraught, in physical pain, and confused about what the next steps would be.
Immobilized at home, Max kindly offered to come to my place and assist me in assessing the situation. From then on, Max handled my claim, referred me to a local chiropractor to help with my recovery and a MRI exam was done. Moreover, I did not have to pay for any of the medical expenses needed during my convalescence.
Max was efficient, caring and always kept me posted on the pending details of my case. A discussion never ended without knowing what the next steps were and I never felt rushed or pressured to make a decision.
Finally, I quickly received a substantial settlement check from the insurance covering not only all my medical expenses but also the cost of my (then wrecked and unusable) motorcycle, my clothes and moral compensation.
If you have been in an accident and are in need of a dedicated, experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyer, I highly recommend you give Max Draitser a call.
Posted by Kim A.
Max is an extremely professional, diligent and thorough lawyer yet still sympathetic through the entire process. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and my experience working with Max. Max represented my infant son and I who were victims in a car accident with a city worker. We understood that due to the nature of the situation that we would have a bit of a fight on our hands going up against the city. Max handled it with much tenacity and guided me through the entire case. Thank you Max!
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I'd never needed a lawyer before, but I was getting "screwed" by an insurance company that didn't want to pay the full amount I thought I deserved, so I decided I needed a lawyer's help. A friend of mine had used Max before and recommended him. Max made everything simple and easy to understand, he also gave me updates during the whole process to let me know what was going on. I asked him tons of questions and he was always available, by phone or email. Whenever I called him, he would call back asap. He's a real pro. I highly recommend using him if you are having legal problems.
Posted by FM
Max represented me in my auto case and got me a great result. He constantly kept me in the loop, was straight with me about problems with my case and worked out a resolution that was more than fair. I would recommend him to anyone.