What to Expect from Swanson Law Group
We’re your guides through the entire personal injury process
When you’re injured, you need answers and guidance. Our job is to help you get your case moving forward. No matter what, you’re looking at what could be a lengthy and difficult process, but we will make sure you’re prepared for every battle as we guide you forward.
It starts with a free consultation where we will discuss your injury and your potential legal options. If you choose to hire the Swanson Law Group to represent you in your personal injury claim, here’s what you can expect:
- We handle communications with the insurance company.
One of the first things we do when you hire us is send a letter to the insurance company or companies involved, as well as any other interested parties, saying that you are now represented by counsel, and they need to send any further correspondence to us. From that point forward, the insurance company can’t talk to you directly; they have to go through us. If they do call you directly, you can simply tell them to talk to your lawyer and hang up.
Doing this serves two purposes. First, it allows us to protect your legal rights and interests. Insurance adjusters are adept at getting injured people to say things that can harm their cases, but we know how to counter those tactics. Second, with our team handling the day-to-day interactions with the insurance company, you are free to focus on your health, your family, and your life. We’ll keep you informed on the status of your claim and include you in any strategic discussions.
- We will put you in contact with physicians and specialists.
We take great pride in referring our clients to excellent doctors, the same doctors we’d go see ourselves if we had a similar injury. The physicians we send you to will not only provide great care, but also be strong advocates for you as the insurance company attempts to downplay your injuries. We will also stay involved and help you keep track of your appointments so that you can focus on healing.
If you’re not able to pay for your medical care, we will work with your medical providers to reach a “treat now, pay later” agreement called an attorney’s medical lien. Essentially, this is an arrangement where your doctors agree to be paid once your case settles.
- We will investigate the cause of your accident.
So many people come into our office asking, “why did this happen to me?” Our job is to get you answers. We will launch an independent investigation to get to the bottom of your accident and find out who was at fault. Remember, the police report or the insurance company’s determination of fault is not the final word. We have won cases for people who were originally blamed for their injuries once our investigation brought new evidence to light.
Our goal is to determine who was at fault for your accident so that we can hold them accountable and get their insurance company to pay up. We also want to help you find some closure regarding your injuries. What happened wasn’t your fault and showing definitively that someone else was at fault can be a key part of moving on.
- We assess the fair and complete value of your claim.
An injury can affect every aspect of your life. It’s not just medical bills and lost wages; it’s the effects it has on your family, your friends, and your future. Pain isn’t just physical; it’s the mental anguish that comes from knowing your life has irrevocably changed. We’ve been down this road ourselves, and we have a deep understanding of the value of health. Our job is to get you full value for your losses.
We put in the effort to document every loss, from the biggest hospital bill right down to the mileage to and from your medical appointments. We frequently retain expert witnesses such as doctors and economists to explain the full long-term cost of your injury. Will you need future surgery? How will the injury affect your ability to earn income? Does your home or vehicle need modifications? Most importantly, we listen to your story with an empathetic ear, seeking to understand the full impact the accident had on your life. Then, we prepare to tell that story to a judge and jury.
- By putting together the facts, we present a strong case on your behalf.
Building a strong case starts with a thorough investigation, but there’s more to it than just presenting a collection of facts. We know how to put together the evidence to tell the story of why you were injured and how it has affected your life. Every step in our process is focused on one goal: to convince a jury that they at-fault party is responsible for your injuries and needs to pay up.
Our founding principle is that the best way to settle a case is to prepare it for trial. When the insurance company sees how prepared we are to take them to court, they usually agree to settle for a fair amount. Either way, we’re ready for what comes next.
- We negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement.
The way to put pressure on an insurance company is to be prepared. The insurance company lawyers tend to be reactive, not proactive. We negotiate with them from a position of strength: they can see we’re ready to take them to trial, and they know a jury will find our case compelling. When they see the strength of our case, not to mention our track record of results, they advise the insurance company to pay up. Most of the time, that’s exactly what they do.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, the length of time you need to reach maximum medical improvement, and the insurance company’s attitude, negotiations can take months or even years. We can’t promise a fast resolution. What we can promise is that we’ll keep you informed about the progress of your case and relentlessly advocate for your interests every step of the way.
- If necessary, we take your case to trial.
If the insurance company won’t pay up, we’re always ready to take them to court and make your case before a judge and jury. Attorney Ben Swanson has a winning track record in personal injury trials, including multiple multi-million-dollar verdicts. If your case does need to go to court, we’ll make sure you are fully prepared for every step in the process, from pre-trial hearings all the way to the verdict and beyond.
- We stay involved after the case is resolved.
Your financial recovery may be the end of your legal case, but it’s just the beginning of the rest of your life. We want to make sure you have the best possible foundation as you rebuild. We stay in touch with our former clients on a regular basis, providing resources and advice to help you make the most of your opportunities.
In short, while the personal injury process can be long and difficult, you don’t have to go it alone. The Swanson Law Group is on your side, every step of the way, and we have the resources and expertise to rise to the challenge at every stage. Contact us today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your legal options.