Whether your son suffered brain damage and a ruptured spine in a motorcycle crash on the I-5 freeway; or a careless driver made a left turn in front of you and you suffered a fractured tibia and a fractured fibula and internal injuries such as spleen or kidney damage; or you had a driver pull out in front of you at an uncontrolled intersection and you hit the car and suffered a concussion, a fractured clavicle and a fractured arm; you want to find a reputable San Diego motorcycle accident attorney to fight for your rights.
Without an aggressive attorney on your side, the insurance company will low-ball you, delay your claim, or just simply take advantage of you. You need a lawyer who has values you can believe in and a track record for obtaining results?
Choosing a San Diego Motorcycle Accident Attorney: Big Differences Among Lawyers
Not all motorcycle accident lawyers are created equal.
Many large firms use paralegals to handle important case work. This arrangement works well for the firms — the attorneys don’t have to do as much work! — but clients can get the short end of the stick. This isn’t to knock paralegals. But wouldn’t you really rather have a skilled lawyer handle your case.
Some law firms operate much like assembly lines. Their clients are just a number. Firms that focus on volume have a strong incentive to take the first offer and not fight for a settlement that is fair for you. Other attorneys, who are not so “volume focused,” will fight hard for you, even if that means going all the way to trial.
Ideally, your attorney:
- Should have experience specifically with motorcycle accident injury cases;
- Should be ethical, accessible, and respected by his or her peers;
- Should be able to point to results — i.e. big cases won and/or settlements obtained.
Attorney Dean Goetz qualifies on all three counts. He recently settled a Southern California motorcycle accident injury case for $1.25 million – the limits of the policy. Another motorcycle accident victim he represented received a $975,000 settlement (the limits of the policy were $1 million) without even going to trial.
This man wrote: “[Dean] is an amazing lawyer. I am so thankful for what he did for me. He is a hands-on attorney who fought for me when I couldn’t fend for myself. He was also able to get the doctors in the hospital to take less than 50 percent of their bills, which meant I got to keep more of the settlement money. Dean Goetz put more in my pocket because he worked every angle to get me more money.”
If you or someone you love has been hurt in motorcycle crash, connect with Attorney Goetz for a free consultation at 858-481-8844 today.