We have heard too many horror stories about insurance companies taking advantage of people before they have a chance to talk to an attorney. For years one major insurance company encouraged Injured Iowans to not hire an attorney and tried to settle their case early on. Once a case is settled with the insurance company either in writing or on the phone, most likely you will be bound by the terms of the agreement. We have written books so that Iowans injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites and work injuries have the information they should have before hiring an attorney or dealing with the insurance company in the battle for just compensation. Yes, you may not even need to hire an attorney in your case, but you should have the inside information and know the insurance company's tactics which are contained in our books before an insurance adjustor pressures you to settle.
We also wrote these books because our rules of ethics encourage us to educate the public.
The preamble to Rule 32 of our Ethics rules provides:
As a public citizen, a lawyer should seek improvement of the law, access to the legal system, the administration of justice, and the quality of service rendered by the legal profession. As a member of a learned profession, a lawyer should cultivate knowledge of the law beyond its use for clients, employ that knowledge in reform of the law, and work to strengthen legal education. In addition, a lawyer should further the public's understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because legal institutions in a constitutional democracy depend on popular participation and support to maintain their authority.
Frankly, this method of talking to you also saves us time. We have packed a ton of information into these books and it saves us the hours of time that it would take each day just to talk to all of the new potential clients who call. We cannot and will not accept every case and, frankly, each year we turn down good cases that simply do not meet our case selection criteria. So, rather than cut you short on the phone, writing these books gives us a chance to tell you what you need to know so that you can make an informed decision about what steps to take with your case. Even if we do not accept your case, we would like you to be educated about the process so that you don’t become an insurance company victim.
Most attorneys require you to make an appointment in which you would get some of the information that we have provided here. We believe that you should be able to have this information right now, and without any pressure. The hiring of an attorney to represent you is a very important step that should not be taken lightly. Our books should help you learn what to look for and what to avoid when hiring an attorney. Click here to order one of our no cost books or Call us now at (641) 792-3595 to speak to one of our Iowa injury attorneys.