Not every personal injury law firm is the same. Some aim for the easiest and fastest route to a settlement check, regardless of their client’s needs. More often than not, these kinds of firms prefer to write settlement letters instead of actually preparing each case for court. These types of law firms are called personal injury settlement mills (or factories), and insurance companies love them.
How to Spot a Personal Injury Settlement Mill
There are several traits that make these kinds of law firms stand out. Because they focus more on making a quick buck instead of client satisfaction, advertising is the lifeblood of the typical settlement mill law firm. The louder and more obnoxious the TV ads, the more likely you are looking at a settlement mill law firm.
However, their most telling characteristic is the limited interaction between client and attorney. Settlement mills typically have a large legal assistant staff which handle the vast majority of their case work. If a settlement mill law firm takes your case, there is a slim chance you will have correspondence with an actual attorney.
By mass producing settlements instead of working personal injury claims up to their full value, these firms are doing their clients a major disservice. Ironically enough, they will often take much longer to resolve claims as opposed to merit-based firms. This can be caused by several reasons, such as lack of attention to individual files from attorneys, pushing cases to legal assistants, and the sheer quantity of cases they take on at once.
Instead of treating each case individually, they tend to fall back on previous settlements of similar nature and let that dictate the outcome. To put it simply, they “get what they’ve always gotten.” They churn out so many cases that their negotiations with insurance companies become routine settlements with little variation between individual clients. Even worse, the insurance companies know how to “deal” with a settlement mill based on previous negotiations, vs. a law firm which is prepared to take each case to court.
The Reyes Browne Reilley Advantage
The Law Firm of Reyes Browne & Reilley is proud to stand out in Dallas as a litigation-based personal injury firm. The typical settlement mill law firm will do almost anything to avoid filing a lawsuit for their clients. For more than 30 years, Reyes Browne Reilley has filed suit on the majority of its cases. Here at Reyes Browne Reilley, we want to ensure our clients get everything they are owed — regardless of risk (or amount of work) required. We fight for justice for our clients, even if it means longer hours and more hard work on our end.
But don’t just listen to us, listen to our clients. We have hundreds of Google reviews and real client testimonial videos. We pride ourselves in fighting the good fight for our clients. Next time you see a personal injury attorney TV commercial or a radio ad, don’t be so quick to believe everything they claim. There’s more to personal injury litigation than a catchy slogan – Listen to the stories of real clients, and base your judgment on real results.
After more than 30 years representing injury victims in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley have seen the consequences of negligence first-hand. If you have sustained injuries because of a car wreck which was not your fault, contact us now for a free and confidential case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 526-7900, and we will get you on the road to recovery.