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The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases In Pennsylvania

Posted by attorney James Carroll

I. Introduction

We are “different" and that’s why I wrote this book. Most of the lawyers you run into are general attorneys, practicing in many different areas of the law. They are jacks of all trades, masters of none. However, The Law Offices of James R. Carroll, Jr. is different. With few exceptions, we only practice injury law.

We are also different because we don’t rely on a high volume of cases. We don’t claim to handle every type of law under the sun. We don’t want to. We don’t need to.

Each year, we accept a limited number of serious injury, accident and workers’ compensation cases from the hundreds of people who ask us to represent them. We are not a“TV advertising personal injury mill."Paralegals and assistants do not negotiate our cases with the insurance company. Fewer cases means more time for you and, we believe, better results overall. You’ll receive better communication from us.WE RETURN PHONE CALLS!And we continually to keep our clients up to date on the status of their case. Having fewer cases allows us to do this.

Since 1995 we have represented accident, injury, and workers’ compensation claimants throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. Most of the cases are referred to us by former satisfied clients and by other attorneys. If we accept your case and you are not local to us, we will come to you.

Sometimes the best advice you can get when you are thinking about a lawsuit is that you do not have a claim that can be won. If that is true, we will tell you and explain to you, in honest terms, why you don’t have a claim. We’ll also tell when we think you are better off handling a claim yourself—without an attorney. But, if your case passes our test and we accept it, you can be assured that you will receive our personal attention. We will aggressively represent you, keep you up to date on what is happening in your case and give you our advice as to whether you should settle your case or whether we should go to trial.

We will fully explain all fees and costs to you before we start working on your case. Together, as a team, we will decide on the best tactics for your case.

Who is Behind This Book - and – “Why Should I Listen to You?"

We want to first thank you for requesting this book. We think that the information we give you here will help you in your quest to obtain compensation for your injury case.

We have written this book so that consumers could have good, solid information before hiring an attorney or dealing with the insurance company. As we point out later, not every case needs a lawyer! We truly believe, however, that you should have this valuable information right now before you are pressured by an insurance adjuster to answer their questions or settle your case.

My name is James R. Carroll, Jr. and I have been representing individuals against insurance companies since 1995. I limit our practice to accident, injury, workers’ compensation and disability cases; so, if you want a divorce, or have a traffic ticket, we can’t help you. You can find out more about us at our firms’ web site

Me and my team are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our injured friends and neighbors of both Pennsylvania and New York. Our firm is also our family and that extends to our clients as well. One of the many compliments we receive is that our firm has a comfortable, family atmosphere that puts our clients at ease.

Why Did I Write This Book?

I are sick and tired ofinsurance companiestaking advantage of people before they have a chance to talk to an attorney. For years one major insurance company encouraged claimants to not hire an attorney. You may not need an attorney to represent you in your case but you should be armed with this important information, right from the beginning of your claim. We wrote this book so that you can be informed, today.

We are also sick and tired ofoutrageous lawyer advertisingwhere lawyers with a reputation for handling hundreds of cases at a time make promises that can’t be kept or equate your injury to “cash, cash, cash." We are also tired of lawyers who filefrivolous lawsuits,because frivolous lawsuits hurt everyone by delaying real claims from getting to court.

Most attorneys require you to make an appointment in which you would get some of the

information that we have provided here. We believe that you should be able to have this information, right now, and without any pressure. The hiring of an attorney to represent you is a very important step that should not be taken lightly.

Frankly, this method of talking to you also saves us time. We’ve packed a ton of information into this book and it saves us the hours of time that it would take each day just to talk to all of the new potential clients who call. We cannot and will not accept every case and, frankly, each year we turn down good cases that simply do not meet our case selection criteria. So, rather than cut you short on the phone, writing this book gives us a chance to tell you what you need to know so that you can make an informed decision about what steps to take with your case. Even if we do not accept your case, we would like you to be educated about the process so that you don’t fall victim to the insurance companies.

We Are Not Allowed to Give Legal Advice In this Book!

We know the arguments the insurance company will make — and so should you—even before you file your claim. When you were injured you entered a war zone. The insurance industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to inflame the public against you and me. We will be in this together.

We are not allowed, however, to give legal advice in this book. We can offer suggestions and identify traps,but please do not construe anything in this book to be legal advice until you have agreed to hire us AND we have agreed, in writing, to accept your case.

This book continues for pages and pages. Just email me to get the full book.

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