What happened to personal service? Too many times, people in need of serious legal counsel after an accident get routed to a secretary or receptionist without ever talking directly to a lawyer. Other times, they may speak to a lawyer, but then never see or speak to him again for the duration of their case. At the Law Office of J. Ridge Hicks, you can call and speak to me on my cell phone any time of day. I will meet with you personally in my office or in your home, anywhere in the metropolitan Phoenix area. And once you hire me, I am your lawyer from start to finish.
Most cases settle before going to court. Being prepared to go to court is the best way to accomplish this effectively. I have the courtroom experience needed to see a serious injury or wrongful death case through to its conclusion. The Arizona Constitution guarantees that every person injured by the fault of another has the right of access to the courts to seek fair compensation. Insurance companies have thousands of employees working hard each day to deny or limit compensation to truly injured accident victims. They work behind the scenes by funding advertising campaigns to convince the public that the Courts are handing out million-dollar verdicts to undeserving and uninjured people.
In truth, winning a favorable verdict at trial that fairly compensates you can be very difficult. Negotiating a fair settlement without going to court can be just as hard. The decision to face the insurance company lawyers, investigators and adjusters alone and without the help of an experienced attorney often leads to frustration and risks losing your case entirely.