If you’re involved in an Accident, REMEMBER SILENCE IS GOLDEN, so Keep Your Mouth SHUT! Remember the 3 S’s……SILENCE, SILENCE, SILENCE. DO NOT TALK!, SIGN!, SETTLE OR DEAL with ANYONE FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT, WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF YOUR LAWYER! Be courteous and explain you would be happy to talk however, you lawyer asked you to only do so with his ok. Let’s call Dale Gribow for his ok. That way, you are the good guy, and I am the bad guy. If a lawyer is worth his salt s/he is set up as the bad guy and always leave the client as the good, cooperative party.
YOU MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER AFTER AN ACCIDENT, BUT YOU DO NEED AN EXPERT, NOT AN ESCORT. HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE POLICE OR ADJUSTER, HIRE AN ATTORNEY OR SIGN AWAY FUTURE COMPENSATION DUE YOU, ASK FOR A “FREE STRATEGY ANALYSIS CONSULTATION.” DALE WILL HONESTLY TELL YOU IF YOU NEED A LAWYER, AND IF NOT, HE WILL DIRECT YOU.
My weekly legal column advice for 13 years has been is to “only hire a local AV rated, PI Lawyer who like Gribow, has also been an accident victim, and walked in your shoes!" He understands what you are, and will be, going through.”
There is no question, if you have been seriously injured in a car accident, that was caused by someone else, you should not have to take on the financial burden of medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses. At the office of Dale Gribow Attorney at Law in Palm Desert, California, I advocate for individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own.
As an experienced personal injury lawyer who has handled over 4,000 cases, I understand the tactics that are used by insurance providers to pay less than the full amount or deny valid claims altogether. I have an extensive track record of building strong cases that often get resolved without the need to litigate. If a fair agreement is not offered during negotiations, however, I am prepared to fight for you in trial.
PERSONAL ATTENTION AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION
Suffering an injury, being unable to work and facing a mountain of bills is stressful. I will ease your concerns following a car crash by handling all communication with insurance providers and bill collectors, whether they are related to the medical treatment you receive or something else.
I work directly with clients from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. The insurance industry and legal world are full of jargon; I emphasize clear communication with my clients and make sure they are fully informed about their options.
GET THE MEDICAL TREATMENT YOU NEED
The most important responsibility that injured parties have is to get medical treatment as soon after the auto accident as possible. Waiting to see a doctor can weaken your case. The doctor you see should be well-versed in writing full medical/legal reports regarding diagnosis and treatment, which will be important to your case.
I have had the honor, for many years, to have been an annual lecturer at the International College of Orthopedic Surgeons on the topic of How to Write a Medical-Legal Report. I can also help you find the right medical specialists if necessary.
DON'T TELL THE INSURANCE COMPANY TOO MUCH
It is also important to speak with an attorney before you disclose a lot of information to insurance providers. This is important because it not only matters what you say, but what the insurance adjuster believes they heard you say.
Many injured parties mistakenly assume that insurance providers are on their side, especially if they have made premium payments to the insurance provider for years. The truth is that these companies are looking for any information that will help them deny your claim. Remember, Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver, so don't talk to police or the insurance company without your lawyer's permission! Explain you would be happy to talk but your lawyer has asked you to get his ok first. That way you are the good guy and the lawyer is not.
PUT AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY IN YOUR CORNER
In addition to being selected every year as "TOP LAWYER" by California's prestigious Palm Springs Life and "Top Lawyer" by Inland Empire Magazine, I have also received a perfect 10/5 Star AVVO Peer Review ratings from my fellow attorneys and clients, and have been named "Man of the Year" seven times by the City of Palm Desert and the City of Hope. "Dale Gribow Day" has also been declared four times.
However, I advise my legal column readers that Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent is the most respected national rating awarded to only a select number of accomplished attorneys. AV reflects the “Confidential Reviews” of Judges and Attorneys, familiar with the attorneys work, for his/her Legal Ability and Very Ethical. Every lawyer advertises they are the best! I suggest you See who Judges and Attorneys select.
Contact my law firm to schedule a Free Strategy Analysis Consultation. Together, we will review the facts of your case, and I will recommend the best course of action to maximize your accident compensation. Remember, I only get compensated if you do. There is no fee if I do not obtain a financial recovery for you through either negotiation or a court judgment.
Remember, YOU MAY NOT NEED A LAWYER IF YOU’VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, BUT YOU DO NEED AN EXPERT, NOT AN ESCORT. HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE POLICE OR ADJUSTER, AND HIRE AN ATTORNEY OR SIGN AWAY FUTURE COMPENSATION DUE YOU, ASK FOR A “FREE STRATEGY ANALYSIS CONSULTATION.” DALE WILL HONESTLY TELL YOU IF YOU NEED A LAWYER, AND IF NOT, HE WILL DIRECT YOU.