Accident Hotlines Vs. Personal Injury Firms
You hear the advertisements all the time. “411-PAIN”, “1-800-Ask-Gary” and many other accident hotlines have countless of ads trying to convince you that they are the best and will always get you a settlement, etc. They use terminology such as “experienced” to describe the attorneys a part of the network, but that is not usually the case. We have had many clients turn to us after firing an attorney they acquired through one of these hotlines, and they all same the same thing, “We should have come to you first.” So what is the big difference? Well firstly, it is more than one thing.
- Personalized Care: When you call an accident hotline they are going to not only send you to attorneys in their network, but they will also send you to clinics that are apart of their network, even if that is not the best place to go for your condition. They make sure all accident victims who call go to these specific places so they can bill your PIP insurance directly, in most cases without the client’s knowledge. In turn, this lowers your settlement amount. We will send you to healthcare facilities that we have a thorough relationship with and that we would go to ourselves. We will never pressure you to get treatment, it is on your own terms, as we believe you know what is best for yourself. You will know us by our first names, and us yours. We keep our caseload manageable so you can always have access to Attorney Mike Hancock if you need it.
- Real Experience: Now we are not saying that all the attorneys who are a part of an accident hotline referral network do not have experienced careers. However, we are saying that for a lot of them, this is true. Being a part of an accident hotline is not an “exclusive privilege” like many lawyers frame it. They pay for it. Any lawyer in good standing with their state bar can pay to be added to the list. Many of these lawyers are just starting out or don’t take on specific case types often. With us you can be sure about experience. Attorney Mike Hancock has been practicing personal injury law for over 28 years. He has settled so many unique cases, there is almost nothing he hasn’t seen.
- Choices: When you call an attorney referral service, you are usually assigned a lawyer and set to a clinic. You don’t get to really feel them out, you feel more pressured and you don’t really know the person you are hiring. You are effectively strangers. At Hancock Injury Attorneys, as soon as you walk in the door you are treated by family. You get to meet Attorney Mike Hancock and talk to him about your case before you hire him. And there is zero pressure.