Since 1972, we have helped over 50,000 clients and recovered over $750 million in damages. Our eighteen attorneys understand that a serious injury or the loss of a loved one brings major disruption to the lives of the people involved. We strive to continue our tradition of aggressive, competent legal representation with integrity, hard work, and expertise. We are committed to handling your legal matters quickly so that you can concentrate on putting your life back together.
If you have a Personal Injury case, we assign a personal team to you. This includes a lawyer who specializes in your type of case, and an investigator and dedicated support staff who will work diligently together on your behalf. You can rest easy knowing you will constantly be updated on the progress of your case. That means having your phone calls returned, explaining things in clear and simple terms, helping to solve your problems and paying close attention to you and the details of your case.
|James S. Ballentine||Matthew J. Barber||William A. Crandall III|
|Cole J. Dixon||Paul E. Godlewski||John C. Goetz|
|Mark H. Gruesner||Max H. Hacker||Courtney A. Lawrence|
|Robert L. Lazear||Richard J. Nygaard||Peter W. Riley|
|Robert J. Schmitz||James R. Schwebel||William R. Sieben|
|Alicia N. Sieben||Larry E. Stern||Richard L. Tousignant|
|James G. Weinmeyer|
Any time an injured person requires advice on their legal rights, there’s a benefit in consulting an experienced personal injury attorney. And choosing a qualified personal injury attorney is a critical task. By consulting with an attorney at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, we can explain your legal rights and all aspects of handling a personal injury claim. From the initial investigation, to gathering medical records and to making a fair and reasonable evaluation of the settlement value of the case, your attorney is a valuable advocate to have on your side.
Whenever someone is injured through the negligence of another, the issue arises whether they need an attorney to help them with their claim. If the injuries are minor and the person quickly recovers, there is often little need to retain an attorney. However, if serious injuries have occurred, victims can quickly find themselves at a distinct disadvantage. The person who caused the injury will have a lot of people working for them – they are the investigators, attorneys, and adjusters employed by the insurance company. These people are highly trained, and it is their job to do everything they can, as soon as they can to minimize fault and to dispute your injuries. Most people do not have the resources or expertise to fight on an equal footing with the insurance companies.
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
The attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben work with you on a contingent fee basis. What that means is you do not pay any attorney fess unless the case is resolved and money is recovered for you. If no money is ever recovered, you do not pay any attorney’s fees or expenses. You will never receive a monthly bill from us, instead, we charge a percentage of the amount we recover. This percentage is paid after the settlement, not before, and is calculated based upon the entire settlement amount. In addition, at the time of settlement, the client pays out of the settlement for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred. Expenses include medical records and reports, filing fees, deposition charges, copy charges and other similar expenses, and are deducted after the percentage for attorneys’ fees is deducted.
Choosing an experienced Personal Injury attorney may be the most important step in assuring that you receive full and fair recovery for your injuries. It's important to select an attorney who understands what you are going through and can meet your needs. The best attorneys know that the client is in charge of the claim; the attorney is merely the advisor and spokesperson for the client. The lawyer will be advising you on the best way to handle your claim to insure fair and full compensation.
If you’re interested in learning more about our team of lawyers, click on their photos above for their complete attorney biographies. If you’re injured and have immediate concerns, complete the case evaluation form or call us at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free) for a free consultation.
Our Personal Injury attorneys fight everyday to ensure that you get the full compensation for your injuries.