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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Webinar


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California personal injury and wrongful death lawyers share tips to help you find, interview and hire a good personal injury or wrongful death trial lawyer

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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Webinar

  1. 1. The Truth About Your California Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case This Webinar will start in a few minutes… 1
  2. 2. Presented by… California Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers… Jon Mitchell Jackson and Lisa M. Wilson 25 Years of Reported Cases, Commentary, Opinion, and Legal Analysis… The list includes… The Associated Press, CNN, USA Today, ABA Journal,,, The San Francisco Chronicle, CBS,, Washington Examiner, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Times, Mercury News,,,, Denver Post, The Orange County Register, The California Daily Journal, Arizona Republic, Tucson Citizen, The San Diego Union-Tribune, MacNewsWorld, Ecommerce Times, ExecSense Presenter, Cleveland’s “The Advocate Radio Show”… 2
  3. 3. Rabbits and Lions Which one are you? 3
  4. 4. The Truth About BigInsurance… Billion Dollar Profits Big end of year bonus Highly trained professionals Best interest of the insurance company comes first 4
  5. 5. Tips…1. Dont talk to anyone from the insurance company until youve gotten all your questions answered by an experienced lawyer.2. Dont ever trust a lion. If you do, chances are you will end up the main course. 5
  6. 6. So What’s The Best Wayto Find a Good Lawyer? "Information is the currency of democracy." - Thomas Jefferson, Third US President, Architect and Author 6
  7. 7. Don’t Settle ForSecond Best…Less than 5% of all Lawyers in the UnitedStates have obtained the highest "AV" ratingin ethics and abilityLess than 5% of these lawyers and firms arelisted in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registerof Preeminent Lawyers 7
  8. 8. 3 Proven Ways to Finda Good Lawyer… 8
  9. 9. Approach #1- PersonalReferrals From QualifiedSources 9
  10. 10. Approach #2- Martindale-Hubbell and AmericanAssociation for Justice 10
  11. 11. Approach #3- ContactYour Local BarAssociation 11
  12. 12. Tips…1. Just because someone knows and shares the name of a lawyer with you doesnt mean that the lawyer has much experience practicing law or trying cases. Use steps #2 and #3 to independently investigate further.2. Regardless of who is recommended to you, make sure you are comfortable and "connect" with your lawyer. 12
  13. 13. 9 Questions You NeedTo Ask Every LawyerHow to find out if thelawyer you are thinkingabout hiring is a legal studor legal dud! 13
  14. 14. 1. How long have you beenpracticing law?It takes time to learn the“art” of law. 14
  15. 15. 2. What percentage ofyour practice is devotedto personal injury andwrongful death?You want a lawyer whospecializes in personalinjury and wrongful death! 15
  16. 16. 3. How many jury trialshave you had and whatwere the results?You want a lawyer whohas had success in trial! 16
  17. 17. 4. Will you be my attorneyor will my case beassigned to someoneelse?Watch out for the bait andswitch! 17
  18. 18. 5. What is your Martindale-Hubbell rating and haveyou received any awards? Learn about third-party ratings and evaluations 18
  19. 19. 6. Are you an activemember of your local andnational trial lawyerorganizations? How aboutyour local community? An involved lawyer is an informed and caring lawyer 19
  20. 20. 7. Can you provide mewith the names of 7-10past clients who I cancontact? What a great way to learn more about the lawyer you’re thinking about hiring! 20
  21. 21. 8. Do you havetestimonials from pastclients and other attorneysthat I can read and review? Testimonials are a great way to find out about someone 21
  22. 22. 9. As my case works its waythrough the legal system, will youalways look me straight in theeyes and tell me what youhonestly think and believe asopposed to what you think I wantto hear? 22
  23. 23. Tips…You only get one chance to settleyour case or take it to trial. Makesure to use these 9 questions to findout whether or not you’re meetingwith a qualified lawyer and someonewho is the perfect lawyer for you! 23
  24. 24. Get our FREE eBook… 24
  25. 25. What are contingencyfees?The injured consumer’s“keys” to the courthousedoors… 25
  26. 26. Tips…1. Contingency fees are negotiable2. Must be in writing 26
  27. 27. Tips for victims ofpersonal injury andwrongful death… Do not discuss your legal matter with anyone without first getting your lawyer’s approval Do not give any statements to anyone Do not sign documentsDo not compile information or createdocuments. 27
  28. 28. Tips for victims ofpersonal injury andwrongful death… Keep Lawyer Update: Case updates and contact information Let Lawyer do the work Evidence: Provide lawyer with originals of all evidence Honest and Forthright: Always disclose all information. 28
  29. 29. Our Senior Partners Experience, passion and honesty Lisa M. Wilson and Mitch JacksonHelping victims of personal injuryand wrongful death since 1986 29
  30. 30. Firm Awards and Recognitions  “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (top rating for ability and ethics)  Firm listed in the Prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers  2009 “Top Gun” Trial Lawyer of the Year (wrongful death jury trial verdict)  Million Dollar Advocates Forum (multiple time members)  Avvo Rating- “Superb” 10.0 out of 10.0  Southern California “Super Lawyer”  Selected to National Trial Lawyers (top lawyers in each state)Helping victims of personal injuryand wrongful death since 1986 30
  31. 31. Questions or Needs? FREE Call… 800.661.7044 JacksonandWilson.comHelping victims of personal injuryand wrongful death since 1986 31