If you have a serious injury, the sooner you seek the advice of a lawyer, the better. Early investigation can make the difference between winning and losing a case, and advice from an experienced attorney can help you through the most difficult times ahead. Most personal injury attorneys represent clients in injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This mean that they are paid a fee only if they win your claim and you collect.
If you have a serious injury, it is important that you hire a lawyer experienced in handling injury cases. Most lawyers will be interested in representing you if they think you have a good case, but how do you make the right choice? First, your lawyer should be a specialist whose practice handles primarily injury cases. A lawyer who routinely handles criminal cases, divorces, wills, and other legal matters may not have the depth of experience needed to maximize your recovery. You should seek a lawyer who has trial experience, particularly in accident and injury law. Next, you should ask the lawyer what services his or her fee will cover. At the end of your case, you do not want to be paying fees that come as a surprise. Lastly, ask the attorney about any certifications or memberships in groups such as Super Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Best Lawyers in America. While such memberships or certifications do not guarantee a good case result, they may indicate that they attorney has achieved some measure of success.
At the Ritchie Law Firm, we work hard to ensure that every case is handled such that you can obtain the full value for your case. Our team of experienced attorneys work together to provide expertise to our clients involved in automobile wrecks, products liability injuries, injuries on the job, and in Social Security Disability cases. We do not collect a fee unless we are successful in winning your case. We are members of Super Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Best Lawyers in America. Our primary goal is getting the best possible result for our clients. However, don’t take our word for it. Read what some of our clients are saying about us:
Glenna Ibarra – Social Security Disability Client
“I applied for Social Security Disability due to severe back problems. Two doctors told me I could not work and they still turned me down. It was frustrating. I couldn’t believe it. The Ritchie Law Firm helped us. They were wonderful. They answered every question and got the disability. Receiving disability that the law firm helped us get has made a big difference in my life. I just feel like they are family because they care . . . they truly, truly care.”
Jose Rivera – Workers’ Compensation Client
“I was at work and I had the bottom of my foot cut off. I had seven foot surgeries. I worked for my employer for ten years and they just abandoned me. I was very scared. A friend of mine recommended me to call the Ritchie Law Firm. I don’t know what I would have done without the law firm. I really wanted to work but I couldn’t. The Ritchie Law Firm got me my workers’ compensation benefits and also helped me get Social Security Disability. I would never have known about Social Security Disability without them. I am very happy with the outcome of my case. If you’ve been injured, call the Ritchie Law Firm.”
Jennifer Stanovich – Car Accident Client
“I was stopped waiting to make a left turn and another vehicle hit me from behind. My life, as I knew it, was over . . . life basically stopped. Calling the Ritchie Law Firm was the best decision I ever made. They believed in me when no one else would. I could tell that they cared about my case. We would have liked to settle the case, but the insurance company just would not cooperate. I had to go to trial. The case was difficult and the Ritchie Law Firm did a great job. The results of the case were great . . . and I was able to proceed with the surgery that I needed in order to go on with life. The Ritchie Law Firm helped me get my life back.”
Peter Crawford – Car Accident Client
“The truck came across the center line and side swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee and I was suffering from posttraumatic stress as a result of the accident. . . .This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to hand the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. ”
Patrick Hammond – Car Accident Client
“My truck broke down along the side of the road. I was in a panel truck, and I was in the back when another truck hit me from behind. It threw me all around the truck. I suffered severe nerve damage in my neck. I lost feeling in the left side of my body. I had to have five difficult surgeries. The first law firm I had couldn’t figure out a way to work this case so they just pretty much dropped me. I contacted a number of law firms and none were willing to take on my case. I’m glad I found the Ritchie Law Firm. They knew how to handle this case. They turned my life around. It was great working with the Ritchie Law Firm.”