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Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney? April 21, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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I think personal injury attorneys are asked this question more than any other.  It’s a legitimate question.  Injury attorneys in Wisconsin usually charge a contingent fee of 1/3 of the settlement or verdict in addition to costs.  Why hire a plummer if you can fix your leaky faucet yourself?

Surprisingly, Allstate Insurance has helped answer the question.  Allstate’s own website states “represented claims settle for 2-3 times more than unrepresented claims.”  (See page C000011298).   Allstate goes on to urge their adjuster to convince injured victims to NOT hire an attorney.

Why do represented victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents or other personal injury matters recover more than unrepresented victims?  I’d like to this because personal injury attorneys know the law and won’t leave any stone unturned.  The right Personal Injury Attorney will make sure that the injured person receives the compensation they are due.  Take a look at my earlier comments about what a case is worth.

Kudos to Illinois Attorney Howard Zimmerle for finding this information.  

Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in West AllisCrivitzPlymouthand Germantown.

Jon Groth  www.jonpgroth.com


1. bea cooper - June 1, 2008

I was in a car accident on may 10 2008
with someone that has no license while on top of that drove another persons car no insurance the owner of the truck just has pip
so the only thing i can do is go after mine
as i carry um as i am still in pain and have a court date for him on 6-9 08 which they will just give him a fine and be on his way while i will have to do a civil matter

2. jonpgroth - June 4, 2008


Sorry to hear about your situation. You mention PIP so it sounds like you are not in Wisconsin. I’d recommend you talk with a an attorney sooner rather than later. Feel free to email me and I can help look for a lawyer in your area.


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