5.0 stars 60 totalReview Richard Adler
Posted by Genet
I was in a car accident in Feb 2013 that resulted in a traumatic brain injury at the peak of my life, both personally and professionally. It was truly devastating and has left me with issues that will likely remain with me for the rest of my life, as my doctors call it my "new norm".
To say it has been an incredibly scary and daunting experience to go through is an understatement, and that's not even including the insurance side of things. I had an attorney first that I quickly became very concerned about. I was then referred to Richard Adler and it's not one bit of an exaggeration for me to say he truly was a godsend! What Richard and his team - MaryEllen Bolden and Arthur Leritz - gave me was a peace of mind to really be able to focus on my lengthy recovery and adjust to my new life, which was absolutely priceless. They are extremely through and prepared me from the beginning for what would be a multi-year process. They were always very patient in fielding and answering all my questions. Nothing can ever give me back the time I lost or right the unexpected wrong turn to my life I was dealt with the accident, but Richard and his team have resolved my case extremely well so I can continue to focus on rebuilding my life.
Their motto is "compassionate counsel, tough advocacy" and that's truly what you get! They aren't just great at the legal side of things, they are immensely knowledgeable about traumatic brain injuries and go above and beyond to passionately care for and educate survivors and their families. They genuinely care about what they do and work so hard to not only help their clients but the community of brain injury survivors at large. Learning about that side of them is what gave me the peace of mind to know I had the right people on my side. They are not just my former legal team but an extended part of my family now.
Finally if you are reading this review, I unfortunately know it means either you or your loved one is dealing with a potentially life altering experience. Know that I have been there - and still am - so my thoughts go out to you. I hope my words help you to at least get a good representation so you too can have a peace of mind while you deal with your recovery and adjustments to your new life.
Posted by Stacy
I was in a serious roll-over accident in July 2013. Truth be told I did not want to hire a lawyer -- I naively thought that someone else was clearly at fault for the accident, I've been paying my insurance for years, and that the insurance companies would treat me fairly. I quickly learned that this is not reality. Richard and his team took on the burden on dealing with insurance so that I could focus on healing. Hiring Richard was the best decision I could have made. He is a class act and I highly recommend working with him.
Posted by Martin
On October 30, 2012, as the front seat passenger in a pickup truck leaving a North Dakota job site, I received the full impact of another oncoming truck plowing into the front passenger door. Nine days later, I awoke from a medically-induced coma with a feeding tube, collapsed lung, blood clots, broken ankle, spinal injuries and broken ribs. During my 30-day hospital in North Dakota, a friend referred me to Richard Adler of Adler Giersch. Richard, Jacob Gent and their team immediately began working on my case from Seattle, and met with me upon my return home to Washington State. Mine was a complex, difficult case, and I admit, I even unintentionally threw a few roadblocks in their way. Regardless, they powered through the litigation process with expertise and compassion, and successfully negotiated a settlement--sparing me the trauma of reliving the accident in a jury trial. I would wish on no one the experience I endured, which has left me with permanent injuries, but if you have suffered an injury and can settle for nothing but the best representation possible, this is your firm.
Posted by Tori
In December 2011 I was involved in a drinking and driving accident (vehicle vs. pedestrian). I woke up in the ICU after being hit while walking across the street at 40 MPH. No amount of money will fix the damage that was done to my body but when something like this happens that is all we have. Richard Adler and his team relentlessly fought for my case in every way they could. They kept in constant contact with me to make sure I was involved and comfortable with the process by scheduling regular meetings, phone calls and emails. It was a long road but in the end they did a great job in rectifying the circumstances that happened to me. They were compassionate and hardworking and I felt immediate trust in Richard's ability to represent my case. I am very pleased with the results and would highly recommend Richard Adler and his team.
Posted by Gloria
My daughter was a pedestrian hit by a drunk driver 3 1/2 years ago. As a mother, there is nothing more heart wrenching and traumatic to experience than when tragedy strikes your child. You seem helpless. I thank God everyday for Richard Adler and his team for the caring, knowledgeable and tenacious pursuit they had for helping my daughter. Nothing can give her back what she lost physically, but the compensation Richard and his team were able to get for her has made it possible for her to move on and provide for her future. They were thorough, patient, kind, and Richards medical knowledge guided my daughter in ways I believe no other lawyer could. You cannot go wrong having him on your team.
Posted by Sheri
Richard and his firm worked as an orchestra of expert, compassionate advocates on my behalf. I was unaware, due to my concussion, of what my medical and legal needs were after my car accident. Dealing with insurance companies calling right away, while experiencing the onset of physical and emotional pain, was overwhelming. I needed to focus on healing, but I was afraid of making decisions and of the implications of every call. I don’t trust easily and asking for help in sorting things out was hard. I called a few law firms that I saw on TV and was dismissed over the phone because I wasn’t transported in an ambulance to the hospital after my accident, and I was told that I could handle it myself. I felt very alone and scared. My doctor gave me a list of attorneys to call and at the top of the list was Richard Adler’s name. My doctor explained that traumatic brain injuries/concussions can be long-lasting and tricky, and recommended I call an expert in the legal field. I called Richard’s office and Mary Ellen (Richard’s right- hand person) spent 30 minutes on the phone calming me and helping me sort through the accident and next steps. Almost immediately, Richard called to introduce himself and to explain that my job was to heal and his job was to advocate for me to return to being whole again. For two and a half years after that moment I didn’t have to answer any more questions from insurance companies, they kept track of my medical bills and payments, and they checked in to see how I was doing on a regular basis. My case was resolved with outstanding competence and thoroughness in every detail, and I could not recommend Richard Adler more highly!
Posted by Theo
AdlerGiersch gets results! You can count on AdlerGiersch to advocate on your behalf with integrity, empathy and authority. I came to AdlerGiersch after having interviewed and rejected several other personal injury law firms. The moment I sat down to discuss my claim with Richard Adler (and his paralegal, Mary Ellen Bolden) I knew that I had come to the right place. I felt their instinctive caring and high level knowledge of medical conditions as I explained the circumstances surrounding my significant personal injuries. They worked closely and comfortably with me throughout the entire process of preparing my claim. It soon became evident that Richard Adler understood my medical condition as thoroughly as my attendant physicians. His knowledge and expertise related to head injury is particularly noteworthy. I highly recommend that you meet with attorneys at the law firm of AdlerGiersch before selecting a personal injury attorney to represent you. I am totally satisfied with every aspect of my relationship with them...including a favorable settlement, that was better than I had hoped for.
Posted by Jon
I was apprehensive about hiring a personal-injury attorney after my wife’s debilitating car crash. I’ve had a long career with a respected, top-notch insurance company and typically saw trial attorneys as adversaries. But after my wife’s great experience with Richard Adler, I’m reminded there are caring, capable, ethical, expert professionals in all disciplines and walks of life. Richard Adler is one of those.
Richard was my wife’s staunch advocate. He understood her post-crash trauma, empathized with her, gave wise counsel, and calmly guided us through the unfamiliar legal process with a confident yet unpretentious manner. He’s personable, and he prioritized her recovery above a settlement – first things first.
Richard articulately framed everything in layman’s terms for our novice understanding. And then he tapped his knowledge, skill, and expertise to help earn my wife a fair, reasonable settlement.
If a friend or family member ever needs a personal-injury attorney, I won’t simply recommend Richard. I’ll urge them to call Richard Adler.
Posted by Luanne
I was struck and injured in a violent car crash. Later I was referred to Richard Adler by someone I respect and trust.
I’m so glad I contacted Richard. I dreaded the whole legal process but knew I needed a personal advocate, someone who would fight for me. Richard and Mary Ellen were empathetic and concerned for my future. Richard was able to use his excellent negotiation skills to achieve a fair settlement and avoid a trial, which was important to me.
The outcome was better than I expected! I’m very pleased with Richard and our results.
Posted by Eddie Ho
After talking to more than 30+ lawyers on the phone, I was tired, disappointed, and even thought maybe it's not going to work out for us. This all changed after I talked to Richard. A few minutes on the phone with him and I knew that this is the right person to represent us. Unlike other lawyers, Richard actually made me feel that he cared, he took the time to listen instead of just telling me about numbers and percentages. This impression was confirmed after meeting him personally. I felt confident that we were in good hands.
Richard and Melissa handled our case from beginning to the end with total professionalism. They always kept us updated with what was going on and what was the next step we would take. They answered my questions quickly and made sure that we were well informed with our options. Richard totally impressed me (or I should say "shocked" me) with the final negotiation with the defendant's lawyer. This is where his 30+ year experience shows. This is the one you want to be in your corner.