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Experienced San Jose Personal Injury Attorney Advocating for Your Rights

If you have been injured in an accident because of another person's negligence, you may wonder whether you really need a lawyer to help you recover the monetary damages you suffered for medical costs, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. After all, you may wonder why you would not simply be able to receive coverage from an insurance company that will compensate you for a policyholder's negligence.

The hard, cold truth is insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize the settlements they offer to claimants. An insurance adjuster will be focused on protecting their employer's bottom line, not yours. Having a lawyer represent you in a personal injury case can result in significantly higher negotiated settlements. In the event the insurance company will not negotiate in good faith, you may have to take your claim to court. In that case, having an experienced lawyer on your side is virtually the only way to fight for a positive outcome.

Now That You Know You Need a Personal Injury Attorney, Who Do You Turn to?

Under California's legal advertising ethics laws, law firms are restricted from claiming they are better than other law firms. For example, a lawyer in San Jose cannot claim he or she is the best attorney in town. Legal advertising is restricted to telling people about the features of a firm and the benefits an attorney can offer, such as their years of experience, the types of cases they have handled in the past, and the awards they have earned over the years. That leaves it up to you to decide which features will give you an advantage against an insurance company or others who may be held responsible for the injuries you have suffered.

A Different Approach to Making Your Decision

At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, we recommend taking a different approach when deciding which lawyer to hire for your personal injury case. We can offer the knowledge and experience you need — more than 45 years of trial experience, in fact. We also offer the professional credentials you can rely on, including the highest AV Preeminent* peer review rating for ethical standards and legal excellence. However, choosing the right lawyer goes beyond the framed certificates on the wall.

Consider the way we will approach your personal injury case:

  • When you retain us as your law firm, you will work directly with your attorney from the start to the finish of your case. Your case will not be handed around the office from associate to paralegal. When you call or come into the firm, you will speak directly with attorney John Garvey. Why does that make a difference? The personal relationship you develop throughout your case is the single biggest factor in helping you get the best possible outcome. You will be informed and empowered with the knowledge you need to make decisions about a settlement or taking your case to trial.
  • Your input will be critical to your case. Mr. Garvey does not just take notes and then handle everything himself. He will remain in close contact with you throughout your case and ask for feedback and input. He will also keep you fully informed about legal decisions made along the way, making sure you will be ready to alter your strategy if your case demands it.
  • Professional experience makes a professional difference. In fact, we will put Mr. Garvey's 45 years of trial experience up against any other attorneys. However, our lawyer will not handle every component of your case alone. We have an experienced staff of knowledgeable professionals who will make sure every detail of your case is thoroughly researched and prepared for court, if trial becomes necessary.

Personal Communication Is Critical to a Successful Relationship

Building a successful personal injury case requires more than experience. It requires taking care of every detail and maintaining strong communication between attorney and client. If you have suffered a personal injury in the Bay Area or anywhere in Northern California, call our law office in San Jose at 408-293-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. From the moment you talk to us on the phone or come into our office, you will know you are working with a different kind of law firm.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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