You should choose our unique medical-legal team for your semi-truck or tractor-trailer accident in Hawaii because our goal is maximizing your recovery, both gross recovery and the net to you. We have multiple approaches to accomplish maximum recovery.
First, we understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, which are a complex and comprehensive set of rules and regulations that govern the truckers, the trucking companies, and the insurance companies. A lawyer with in-depth knowledge in this area can greatly increase a person’s financial recovery, sometimes by several hundred thousand dollars to millions of dollars.
Secondly, Dr. Bradshaw is a licensed physician and surgeon, and the entire team understands the importance of explaining the medical injuries to the insurance company (and jury in rare circumstances) in a way that emphasizes the need for compensation.
Thirdly, we aim for a lower fee than the common industry standard of 1/3 to 40%. Our starting fee for early settlements is almost always 25%.
Lastly, our experience handling numerous semi-truck/tractor-trailer cases with million-dollar and multi-million-dollar results tells the insurance company we know how to win, and win big! In fact, Dr. Bradshaw has never lost a semi-truck case. Here are just a few examples of where the experience and knowledge have paid off for clients, and one example of the low fee in a personal injury case:
- Broker Liability
Broker liability is a new form of recovery. Most lawyers are either unfamiliar with this recovery or are completely inexperienced handling the cases. Attorney Dr. Bradsha recently helped a family increase their recovery from $1 million on the basis of insurance to a total recovery of $11 million based upon Broker Liability. Dr. Bradshaw has taught lawyers throughout the United States how to handle Broker Liability cases.
- Finding Hidden Insurance
A semi-truck wreck caused the death of a man in a passenger car, after which the insurance offered the attorney handling the case $1 million. The attorney called Dr. Bradshaw, asked for our help, and we were able to find an additional $1 million in hidden insurance the company did not tell the first lawyer about. We were able to settle the case for the total of $2 million going to our client.
- Aggressive Legal Action & Courtroom Success
When an injured party was told the most they could get for their case was about $350,000, they fired their attorney and hired our firm instead. On behalf of our client we rejected the lower offers, took the case to trial, and obtained a verdict for our client for $2.4 million dollars.
- Medical Expertise and Specialization
Dr. Bradshaw, because of his training in medicine and surgery, knew to have one of the best spinal surgeons in the world evaluate a client who had been rear-ended by another truck driver, resulting in a back injury. The insurance company initially offered $150,000, but armed with the additional medical information, and with our firm’s experience in trucking cases, we were able to settle the case for our client for just under $1 million.
- Lower fee
A client was severely injured in a personal injury case. The case was settled for $25 million and our fee was only 25%. Compared to lawyers who charge 40%, our low fee put an extra $3.75 million into our client’s pocket.
When our team works with attorneys in Hawaii, we pay them out of our fee. We guarantee our clients NO hidden or extra fees, EVER. The contract will set out the total fee clearly.