Yes, we offer free consultation to anyone who thinks they have a personal injury case or issues with financial hardship. We're happy to take enough time necessary to understand the basic facts of every case and then explain what we see as the person's legal options and rights.
Yes, we offer reasonable fixed fee arrangements with our bankruptcy and insolvency services.
We don't charge on an hourly basis. We work on a contingency basis for all personal injury cases and fixed fees for bankruptcy.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone)
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I wanted to provide a voice for those seeking justice and accountability from big business, which typically puts profits over people.
We believe that the more a client knows about their legal matters, the better they understand the important role of a Washington auto accident attorney in reaching a satisfactory conclusion to one's case. However, we believe that fundamentally it is unwise for one to represent oneself in personal injury and bankruptcy cases. We have seen too many situations where individuals are taken advantage of and abused when not represented. As a general rule, we strongly recommend that people with auto accident cases and insolvency issues always retain an experienced personal injury or bankruptcy attorney.
With personal injury cases, profit-driven insurance companies are overjoyed to work with an injured victim who seeks to represent themselves, since that person has no idea the scope of their case. The insurance company will eagerly exploit that lack of knowledge and experience. Adjustors are good at offering the victim of a minimal settlement and then pushing the victim into accepting it. People with good cases often contact us after they have negotiated their own settlement, and are shocked to learn that they possibly walked away from thousands of dollars. As experienced Spokane auto accident lawyers, we know how to build a strong case for our clients and get them the fair compensation they deserve, whether it is through tough negotiations, arbitration, mediation or trial.
When one faces financial hardship situations, he or she often thinks that their financial troubles require immediate bankruptcy protection. However, we see that measure as a last resort. Our experienced Salt Lake City bankruptcy lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates are expert at using the law to end harassing creditor calls, restructure debt, stop foreclosure, modify mortgages, and stop repossessions, garnishments and lawsuits. These types of services and results are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve without legal representation. Because of the legal complexities involved with bankruptcy law, we never recommend a self-help approach without first consulting an experienced legal professional.
See answer above.
We do this routinely in situations where it is safe for a client to represent him or herself.
I started my legal career as a car accident attorney with Siegfried & Jensen and eventually chose to pursue other options to advance my professional skills and abilities.
All life experiences have helped me be a better lawyer. Both formal and informal education have been key to becoming a pragmatic legal advocate that gets satisfactory results for my clients.
I have been fortunate to be able to see the 'big picture' and stay cool under pressure when I fight for what is right and true. I have always enjoyed working with my clients and my associates at the office.Personal interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends - we love to golf, water ski, snow ski, and a variety of other activities that we can do together. I am an avid reader and love to travel when my schedule permits.
Senior editor, Journal of Contemporary Law
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