When you file a civil lawsuit against an insurance company or large corporation, they see it as a declaration of war. These companies have the resources to hire highly trained armies of lawyers and adjusters. And they do. Their goal is to have these adjusters trick you into ruining your case and have their lawyers delay the process until the deadline has passed for your case to go to court. They also spend millions of dollars on disinformation campaigns to make sure you fall into their traps, rather than informing you of your legal rights.
These companies claim to be on your side, but they only care about one thing – making money. Your lawsuit threatens their bank accounts. That’s why they go into battle mode to make your case go away.
We know these companies’ insider secrets. We used to represent them. However, we quickly realized the people harmed by these companies needed the help of highly trained attorneys, too. But it was hard to find high quality legal representation out there for everyday people. That’s why VB Attorneys only helps people. We don’t represent insurance companies or large corporations. We put our extensive experience to work so that you can get the same quality of legal representation as the billion dollar companies.
At our firm, we tell you the truth about your legal rights and tell you what to expect in your case. Knowledge is power. That’s why we’re telling you the insider secrets to winning your case. And we’re doing it for free.
The first step to winning your case is talking with our lawyers about your case. Our consultation is always confidential. And it’s always free. It’s important to have this conversation at the beginning of our relationship because it helps us figure out our plan of attack.
Talking to us about your case will help you make sure you have picked the right firm for your case. You get answers to your questions. You also get to set your own expectations and goals for what’s about to happen. And we’ll make sure you know your legal rights so you don’t accidentally do anything to hurt your case.
Adjusters are trained to trick you into believing they’re on your side. They want you to accidentally give them information that could hurt your case. Or sign some forms that actually prevent you from ever suing them for your injuries. You’re facing highly trained adjusters and experienced insurance attorneys. And it can feel like you’re all alone. That nobody’s on your side in an injury case.
We’re changing their rules. You have a constitutional right to be compensated for the damage caused by a negligent person or company. We arm you with the information you need to defeat the adjusters and insurance attorneys. That’s why some people come away from the free consultation armed with the information they need to settle their case on their own. Others realize they actually do need an expert to help them. We put our decades of experience, nearly perfect success rate, and specialized knowledge to work for you.
Choosing who to hire as your attorney can mean the difference between getting the compensation you deserve or getting nothing.
Lawyers are allowed to say they handle all types of cases, but only a handful of attorneys actually have a track record of success. An even smaller group of attorneys are allowed to say they’re experts in their areas of the law. What that means is that unless you hire a lawyer who is Board Certified by their state’s Board of Legal Specialization, and that lawyer has a history of getting good results for people who have cases that are similar to yours, you probably won’t get the best result possible for your case.
At our firm, three of our attorneys are board certified. Brian Beckcom, Vuk Vujasinovic, and Curtis Bickers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. All decisions at our firm are made with Brian, Vuk, and Curtis’s approval.
Fewer than 2% of all lawyers in Texas are Board Certified in any specialty. That number is similar across the board in the United States. So when you’re looking for a lawyer for your case and they aren’t Board Certified, you should probably keep looking. Board Certified attorneys have to win cases, pass a rigorous examination, and be recommended by other attorneys and judges. And they have to keep winning cases in order to keep their certification.
When you hire a Board Certified attorney, you’re sending a signal to the insurance company and the insurance attorneys that you mean business. That you won’t be tricked or trapped into a lowball settlement. That you know your rights and you’re serious about holding them accountable for all of the pain and suffering they’ve caused you and your loved ones.
An attorney who isn’t Board Certified won’t have the experience or the track record to get you the results you deserve. Often, we get calls from people who have hired attorneys who aren’t Board Certified. They’re a year into the lawsuit process and nothing’s been done. They’re frustrated and don’t understand why their attorney isn’t making things happen. Typically, when they choose to switch to our firm, they start seeing results right away.
As soon as you hire us for your case, we get to work. Our legal team starts investigating right away. We work differently than most law firms. Most law firms assign you to an attorney and a paralegal and that’s it. You get our entire team.
Legal cases can take anywhere from 12-18 months, or even years depending on how complex your case is. It is important that you make sure we know how to contact you. If you move, if you get a new phone number, if your email address changes, we need to know right away so your case isn’t delayed because your legal team has to track you down.
You must be honest with us. The fastest way to ruin your case is to lie to your attorneys. You may think it will make things better for the case, but it never does.
If you have hired us for your injury claim, your most important job during the lawsuit process is to get better. When you become our client, we work with you to make sure you have access to world-class doctors. You still have to do your part. You can ruin your case if you stop going to your appointments, if you re-injure yourself by not following your doctor’s orders, or if you are seen doing activities your doctor has told you not to do.
One reason it is so important that you do everything your doctors tell you to do is that you’re most likely being watched by the insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for hiring investigators. They are trying to catch you doing something your doctor has told you not to do. If your doctor has said you can’t lift or carry dog food, don’t lift or carry dog food. Always assume you’re being watched and filmed.
This is very important: if you are hiring an attorney for an injury or death case and they ask for money up front or want you to pay them by the hour, you’re hiring the wrong attorney. Good, ethical, and experienced attorneys in our area of the law work on a contingency fee basis.
A contingency fee means that you pay absolutely nothing until and unless we. win your case. In the event we do win your case, we are paid a percentage of your recovery. We work on a contingency fee basis for a few reasons:
So if the consultation isn’t free, if the attorney talks about a fee schedule, or if you’re asked to pay thousands of dollars up front, you’re talking to the wrong lawyers.
There’s a reason people think of lawyers as being greedy. Some are. Other attorneys actually put in the work to get you a great result. We believe you get what you pay for.
At our firm, we don’t get paid unless we get you money in your pocket. We take on all the financial risk when we accept your case. We pay for court costs, experts, and more. If you need medical care, depending on the case, we cover the cost of that. One of our goals when we take injury cases is for you to recover as much as possible. That’s why we make sure you have access to world-class physicians and specialists and get the medical treatment you need.
Getting money in your pocket seems obvious. That’s a main goal of filing a lawsuit, right? But many attorneys don’t have the experience needed to maximize the money in your pocket. Whether it’s enough knowledge of the law to make sure your lawsuit covers all of your claims or the negotiating skills necessary to get you the most money possible, many lawyers don’t have what it takes. We do. See for yourself.
Like many of our clients, you’re probably going through one of the worst experiences of your life. It’s an understatement to say that catastrophic events, especially injuries and deaths, are life-changing. And getting back to “normal” can seem impossible.
Whenever we accept a new case, we start a dialogue with our clients about what “normal” means for them. And what it would take to get their lives back to normal. One reason why we have these conversations is because your goals are unique. For some people, the goals are learning to walk again, coping with PTSD, finding a new career path. For others, it’s being able to plan for retirement or pay for the medical care in the future. Whatever your goals are, they are important to us.
Also, a major part of what a jury looks at in a lawsuit is if you’ve mitigated your damages. In plain English, it means you need to be able to prove you’re trying to get back to “normal.”
If you have an injury claim, proving your case will include getting medical treatment and finding ways to go back to work, if possible. In cases where your damages are all financial, that can mean proving you’ve taken steps to improve your situation.
It’s our job to make the case to the jury that you deserve to be compensated for your losses. We argue that, because you’ve tried everything possible to make up for the damage done to you and cant, that you are legally entitled to be fairly and justly compensated.
We can’t begin the settlement phase of your case until you’re as fully recovered from your injuries as possible. We collect all of your medical records and bills, along with your lost wage information, and work with experts to calculate your past and future monetary damages. Then, we take all of that data and those numbers to the insurance attorneys and insurance company in the form of a settlement demand. If they don’t accept that number, we keep working.
If the initial settlement demand isn’t accepted by the other side, we work with the courts and the insurance attorneys to schedule mediation. At mediation, both sides present their cases to a trained mediator. We argue why you deserve to be compensated for your past and future lost wages, your past and future medical bills, your pain and suffering, and your mental anguish. In some cases, the company has been so negligent, you also get to ask that the company pays you what’s called punitive damages. This is compensation on top of what you can normally ask for in an injury lawsuit.
Many cases settle at mediation. However, some cases don’t. If your case still hasn’t settled after mediating it, we will continue to work on reaching a satisfactory settlement agreement as we prepare your case for trial. Most cases, over 95% of them, settle before a jury reaches its verdict. Our firm won’t hesitate to go to Court, which sends a signal to most insurance companies that we believe in your case so strongly, we’re willing to take the risk.
Once you’ve agreed on a settlement, we still have work to do. We negotiate any liens and outstanding medical or case-related bills you have. Our goal is to get as much money as possible in your pocket, so we work to make the settlement agreement as favorable for you as possible. We then sit down with you to review the settlement agreement, sign all of the paperwork, and then make sure you receive your final settlement check.
Our biggest secret is hard work. Many firms will take a case and then realize how much work it will be and want you to either settle it for peanuts or take your case somewhere else. There are also tons of “trial attorneys” out there who haven’t stepped foot in a courtroom in years. We are in the courtroom every day. We spend tens of thousands of hours on cases – whatever it takes – to work your case up the right way. Our near-perfect success rate is that high not because we’re lucky. It’s because we out-work the competition.
We invest the time and resources into every case we take. If you have a complex case, you’ve come to the right place. Call us now at 877-724-7800 to find out how we can help you.