There are many ways to be hurt by the negligence of others: car collisions, construction site injuries, slip-and-falls at a business, dog bites, and many more. At Frost & Kavanaugh, we're well experienced in all of these types of cares. And most importantly, we are trial lawyers!
In our opinion, it is preferable to settle a personal injury or malpractice case whenever possible. Everyone has bills, and they tend to pile up when you cannot work to pay them. Unfortunately, these bills do not stop coming when you are catastrophically injured. When you settle a case, you avoid the uncertainty of a trial, and the delay associated with the trial (and any appeal that may follow), and therefore receive your settlement proceeds that much sooner. But the best way to settle a case without going trial is to be ready, able and prepared for trial – defense attorneys and insurance companies must know that you can, and will, go to trial if necessary, before offering you top dollar for your case. Many of the attorneys who advertise on television or online as personal injury lawyers make their money by settling cases using paralegals and former insurance company adjusters, not lawyers. They make their money by volume, often at the expense of their individual clients. At our office, your case would be handled, from beginning to end, by an attorney. And most importantly, we are trial lawyers!
We handle claims on a contingent fee basis, meaning (i) all services are performed without hourly billing, (ii) we advance all expenses of investigation, expert witness fees, and court filing costs, and (iii) there is no fee to us unless you recover a verdict or settlement. We receive a one-third percentage of the net recovery, which is typical of personal injury lawyers, but, unlike most other firms, we may reduce that percentage when the circumstances of the case warrant it, which allows you, our client, to keep a greater percentage of the net recovery.
Our work on personal injury/medical malpractice cases is limited solely to representing plaintiffs; we do not, and will not, represent insurance companies because we never want a client to question whether our loyalties are divided. We are extremely selective in the cases we handle, and it is our custom to have no more than 10 personal injury cases at any one time. There are many firms that handle hundreds of cases a year. How can they possibly give the time and attention necessary to your case when they have hundreds of other clients calling them about their own case? Our feeling is that attorneys that take on too much work end up spending more time postponing cases than actually working on them because they do not have the time necessary to do what must be done. Jerry Frost founded our firm over 45 years ago. Although he passed away in 2014, we have strived to carry on in the tradition he passed along to us: our clients come first, and we'll do everything we can to get them what they deserve.
It would be a mistake to decide which attorney to hire based solely on the attorney's advertising, and also a mistake to make a decision too hastily. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you face to face and give you more information so that you can make a fully informed decision. Please feel free to call us or contact us for an appointment. And, if you can't come to us, we'll come to you. We recognize that some of our clients are hurt too badly to travel, or are in the hospital. We'll gladly visit you at your home or hospital room. We do not charge a fee for consultations on personal injury or malpractice cases.