Injured in an accident? Beware of high-volume settlement mills

January 4, 2010

If you have been injured in an accident, you need a Texas personal injury lawyer who will give your case personal time and attention, ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation available to you through vigorous representation.

Unfortunately, many injured people in Texas are receiving just the opposite of that – they have unknowingly placed their case in the hands of a high-volume settlement mill attorney.

What is a settlement mill? Settlement mills are law practices that aggressively advertise their services and do nothing more than mass produce settlements of claims. There is virtually no client interaction, and cases are never taken to trial. A typical settlement mill will process tens of thousands of claims each year, while a legitimate Texas personal injury law firm handles only a fraction of that number of cases annually.

A settlement mill attorney usually takes the first offer which is made by the insurance company, an amount which is typically far lower than what the claim is worth. No attempt at real negotiations is made. Settlement mill attorneys have no leverage because insurance companies know that they never take cases to trial.

Settlement mills treat personal injury claims in a “cookie cutter” fashion. No special attention is paid to the individual facts or circumstances of the case. Rather, the goal of a settlement mill attorney is to move the claim in and out as quickly as possible. Settlement mills are focused on volume, not quality.

Another characteristic of a settlement mill is the lack of interaction with an actual attorney. In a high-volume settlement mill, most tasks are assigned to non-lawyers, and clients have little to no contact with the attorney who is supposedly representing their case.

Don’t be taken in by flashy advertisements. You need a Texas personal injury attorney who cares about you and your case, an attorney who will fight to ensure that you get full and fair compensation for your injuries.

To receive free legal assistance from a qualified and experienced Texas personal injury lawyer, contact Fears | Nachawati today. Simply email us or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584 to speak directly with a personal injury attorney.

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