How Listening Makes All the Difference in Your PI Case
We really listen to our clients. Here’s why that makes ALL THE difference.
Abeyta Nelson Injury Law recently represented a young woman who was struck by a vehicle as she crossed a street near her college campus in Seattle. Prior to hiring Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, she had been represented by two other lawyers at different law firms. After reviewing the files provided by the previous lawyers, it appeared our client’s recovery would be limited to the at-fault driver’s liability policy limits of $25,000, which is the minimum amount of liability insurance drivers in Washington must legally carry. However, our client’s injuries were serious enough that $25,000 would not even cover all of her medical bills.
After taking over the case, we met with our client and reviewed the facts of her case carefully. She mentioned that she had told her previous lawyers that she believed she was hit by a driver who was driving for a rideshare company at the time of the incident. There was not a single mention of this fact in either of the files provided by her previous lawyers.
After a thorough investigation, we were able to determine that she was in fact hit by a driver who was driving for a rideshare company. This opened up the possibly that we would be able to find additional insurance to ensure our client would be fully compensated for her injuries.
We were eventually able to negotiate a settlement for our client that was for much more than $25,000, which appeared to be all the available insurance after reviewing the files provided by our client’s previous lawyers. Had our client stayed with one of her previous lawyers, she more than likely would have been advised to settle her case for less than full value because her previous lawyers did not take the time to listen to her or fully investigate her case.
“Simply listening to our client, something two previous attorneys had neglected to do, resulted in a much higher settlement.”
-Attorney David Abeyta
The lawyers at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law take the time to meet with each of our clients, really listen to them, and fully investigate every case we take. This allows us to make the best possible recovery for every client.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision involving a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft, call Abeyta Nelson Injury Law right away. There is never a charge to discuss your questions with us, and no fee unless we win your case. The sooner we are involved, the more help we can give you.
-blog written by attorney David Abeyta, Abeyta Nelson Injury Law