FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Happens After You Contact Us?
We will Begin to assess your case as soon as possible and while we are on phone with you, we will set-up a free of charge consultation with you and one of our attorneys who can help you with your case.
Once your claim is filed, it will be assigned to one of our team members. We work in groups to give your case the resources and dedication it deserves. Within 24 hours, all necessary paperwork will be filed and letters will be sent to insurance companies if necessary. At this time, we zero in on all the aspects of your case and an appointment is made to meet with your attorney to discuss the progress.
The next stage involves research, analysis, and case-building by our expert team of personal injury attorneys. Through this process, the team at our office will keep you informed and up-to-date. In the meantime, we focus on taking care of you. We handle your medical treatment and, if applicable, contact your employer for salary information so earnings and future earnings can be built into your case. If you are an injury victim, we ensure that medical bills are processed for payment and lost wages. Once you’ve reached “maximum medical improvement” we request a report with an outline of your treatment by the doctor, diagnosis and prognosis and an impairment rating and determine if any balance is owed. A negotiator will negotiate the reduction of any outstanding balances, and another team will review the file and request any incomplete records.
Then, your team of California personal injury attorneys, case managers, and assistants will review the information and draft a settlement demand letter for your review and approval. No settlement will be made without your consent. If a pre-trial settlement cannot be reached, we discuss further options, including whether to file your claim in court.
At Mashney Law, we consider you part of the team, too. To ensure that your case progresses smoothly, injury victims should forward all medical bills to the personal injury attorneys and legal team at our California offices, save and furnish receipts for any prescriptions you have filled, and advise us of any injuries suffered prior to this accident. Most importantly, do not speak to anyone about your case or sign any papers until you talk to us. We are in this together, and we will do our best to get the compensation you deserve.
An attorney client relationship is not established by submitting this initial contact information to our office. An Attorney-Client contract will be required if you wish to employ Mashney Law in connection with any legal matter, therefore you are not a client of Mashney Law until a contract has been signed. An attorney-client relationship does not exist until retainer agreement is signed by all parties.