Posted by Mike
I would recommend anyone who has been hit by a motorist while on a bike to sit down and speak with Joe before committing to a lawyer. I owe a tremendous thanks to Joe, Susan, Erica for helping me and my family through a terrible situation. Joe Higuera and his team were incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and friendly. When the insurance company refused to work with me and my family, Joe and his team worked together to bring the case to a quick resolution in our favor.
I was hit by a car driven by a young, unlicensed driver. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and later admitted for my injuries. When released, it was several months before I could begin to exercise again. In the mean time I had a mountain a medical bills and a bike that was in ruins.
A close friend had recommended I speak with Joe Higuera because he had helped another cyclist after he was hit by a car while riding his bike.
Amazingly enough, I was not killed and the bike was still in one piece, but would not roll. Every bike mechanic, bike manufacturer, and online article I read stated DO NOT RIDE the bike. Words like structural integrity and catastrophic failure were common.
From the time I first contacted Joe’s office, he was very responsive to calling me back. He suggested we meet at the earliest opportunity and made himself available at my convenience. When we spoke, he was friendly and professional and welcomed my questions. I don’t have much experience talking or working with lawyers, and expected the conversation to be more like reading the fine print in a home mortgage. Joe was down to earth and easy to talk with and understand, and to my surprise, he was an avid cyclist and triathlete. This last part turned out to be critical to my case.
As I came to find out after speaking with several lawyers, the medical aspect of an injury case is fairly straight forward. If you have insurance, which I do, everything goes by a process that follows the rules and regulations of the law and your own insurance limits. But for property, it’s an entirely different set of rules that are driven primarily by the insurance of the guilty party. This can be messy, labor intensive, and time consuming for both the injured and the lawyer representing the injured. Other lawyers I spoke with said they would handle the bodily injury portion of my claim, but that I should pursue the property (bike and gear) damages on my own. This was not going anywhere with me trying to push the case that my bike was worth a lot more than what they wanted to offer.
The insurance of the guilty party wanted to offer me $1,300 for my “property” loss (an all carbon frame w/carbon wheels). This was humiliating and discouraging to me, but not to Joe. Joe stated he was not surprised and he and his team immediately put forth a plan to press the insurance company to more appropriately compensate me for my property loss (my bike). During the entire process Joe or one of his associates, Susan or Erica, would contact me and ask for information or my thoughts on which way they should go. Joe would make his recommendations, which were always to push harder and get the insurance company to step up and recognize the true value of my bike.
In the end, he got the insurance company to pay a very fair reimbursement of the value of my bike. I was more than happy, and extremely impressed by his commitment to managing and settling my case with the insurance company. I can say for certain that on my own, or with other lawyers, as good as they were, I would not have received the value I did for my bike. Joe was also able to settle the medical claims in a very short period of time.
Posted by Alaisha
Joe Higuera my attorney back in july 2012 thank you for fighting for me. My domestic violence ended crazy and sounded crazy as i told what happened. He believed me when no ones else could wrap their minds around what happened on the horrible day for me after a battle behind child didn't go in my abuser favor. He handled me and my case with care. He paid attention to details and facts. I SUFFERED A FRACTURED STERNUM, MISALIGNED BACK AND CONCUSSION THAT CAUSED ME TO STUTTER I thank you a million times for taking care of my cases with care and getting the job done. I settled out of court on a very difficult case.
Posted by Jerry
I was involved in a car accident in January '15. I reached out to Mr. Higuera and after meeting in person retained him to assist me. Mr. Higuera educated me on the process to treat an injury, what to do and more importantly what not to do when dealing with the insurance company. I was able to receive several opinions on treatment for my injuries. Ultimately I chose my doctors, I decided on my treatments and I selected my surgeon. Without Mr. Higuera's involvement, I do not believe I would have achieved the level of care I received. The support staff in Mr. Higuera's office was outstanding and kept me on track with my treatments and any other pertinent issues. The results achieved exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Grace
I was in a really bad car accident last year in August. I was in pain, scared, and didn't know what to do. Someone recommended Joe and his team. After speaking with him, I felt so comfortable and knew I was in good hands. It was the best decision I ever made. They took care of everything while I focused on my recovery. They worked with me every step of the way. They not only helped pay for all my medical bills but they also made sure I walked away with something. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could because they truly deserve it. I highly recommend Joe and his team!
A very happy client :-)
Posted by Sonia
I got rear ended & got hurt. I needed a lawyer & I found Higuera Law Office on yelp. So much good reviews so I decided to call. Everything you read is true. Mr. Higuera is great lawyer and a good person. He cares about the person and not just the case. He personally called to check on me. He even answered email that I sent to his assistant. His staff are great also. It was just a great experience considering the circumstances. I was very lucky to have found him.
Posted by Breanne
We found Mr. Joe Higuera regarding a personal injury. My daughter was attacked by a dog and the insurance was dragging their feet! Joe was able to get the case settled in my daughters favor. Couldn't have asked for a better attorney! There is more, everytime i need legal advise Joe will take my calls and send me to an attorney that will be happy to take my case! He truly is the definition of a great Attorney! He cares about his clients.. he isn't particularly focused on just his money! He cares and shows it. Grateful to have Joe in my corner! Thanks Joe for everything you do for my family!
Posted by Windell Mollenido
I was the passenger in a car accident. My colleague and I were rear ended by a tow truck! All I did was meet Joe once at his office, spoke with him for about 15 minutes. His team gave me instructions and communicated with me on what steps to take for treatment. All I had to do was show up for my treatments and MRI. I barely lifted a finger during this whole process, and Joe and his team took care of everything. They are excellent at what they do, they only contact me when they really need to, they saved me time and they took care of all the paper work. I would recommend Joe and his team to all my friends and family.
Posted by Sean
I do not pursue contexts pertaining to law without consulting Joe first! When referencing my experiences with Joe's law offices I am, for lack of better words, speechless. I was originally referred by a close friend due to his positive experiences with this practice, where I have no objection. **Joe epitomizes everything that an individual would want in a great lawyer.** Among many valued skills, Joe has advanced interpersonal and analytical skills that assist in making the law process easier than you can ever imagine. I wouldn't choose anyone else for any future contexts, which leaves me with feeling...why can't more lawyers be like Joe.
Posted by Sierra
Joe Higuera and his team of phenomenal office managers (Susan and Erica) have depth and breadth of knowledge in personal injury law. With over a year and a half of collaboration and communication, I had a successful settlement. Without a doubt, the Higuera Law offices made me feel welcome and comfortable as a young adult and they always went the extra mile to minimize confusion by ensuring that all parties are on the same page and that the progression of the settlement was consistent from start to finish. They referred me to great treatment centers for physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, orthopedic medical services, and MRI centers. From day one I was being taken care of and I appreciate all the hard work your team put in for my case and getting me a large settlement!
Posted by Nick
For all intents and purposes, I'm just a 21 year old kid but Joe never treated me that way. I was rear ended by a semi that totaled my car and left me a lot of pain. Joe got me the best doctors and treatment and in the end I got a really fair settlement that covered all my medical expenses and some me too. He kept me in the loop along the way and the whole thing was settled in under a year. Thanks Joe!