Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do I need an attorney
A: If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, whether it be a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, or any other type of accident, you are advised to seek the assistance of an attorney. At Miller & Hine we provide free, no risk case consultations to injured persons and their families.
Q: What if I’ve already begun the claims process
A: Most of the time, our clients seek our assistance because they have begun the claim process themselves and find it stressful and burdensome, or simply cannot afford to pay out of pocket for the medical treatment they need. Once a client retains us, we immediately begin gathering the requisite information and inform the insurance carriers to direct all forms of communication to our office. Our goal is to alleviate as much stress as we can from our clients so they can concentrate on getting healthy again.
Q: The insurance company said I don’t need an attorney – is that true
A: Your interests and the interests of the insurance company are not the same. While it is illegal for a non-attorney, such as an insurance adjuster, to provide legal advice, they often do, and it usually is not very sound. You should always seek an opinion from a personal injury lawyer to get an unbiased legal opinion regarding your case and your rights.
Q: Will the information I share with you be confidential
A: Yes. The information you share with us is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will remain confidential. This protection will apply even when our legal representation terminates or if you do not retain our firm for representation. Because your communications with us are privileged, it is important that you make full disclosure of all pertinent facts with respect to your personal injury claim so that we can fully assess your case.
Q: Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills
A: Yes. What most injured persons do not realize is they are entitled to the full value of their medical treatment–the actual cost of the treatment, not just their co-pay or deductible. Often times, insurance carriers attempt to reduce an injury victim’s damages by offering to just pay their ‘out of pocket’ expenses, which leaves the injured person less than whole.
Q: How do you determine the value of my claim
A: It is based on a consideration of the totality of circumstances. The attorneys at Miller & Hine rely on their vast knowledge to ensure our clients obtain a maximum recovery.
Q: I don’t want to go to court, can you still help me
A: Absolutely. In fact, most clients want to avoid going to court. We do our very best to come to a reasonable settlement before filing a lawsuit.
Q: Do I have to pay for my initial meeting with Miller & Hine
A: No! Miller & Hine never charges for client consultations. All client consultations to discuss a potential claim are 100% free. If you feel you have a potential claim please call our office at (314) 627-0816 to set up your free consultation.
Q: How much will I have to pay Miller & Hine at the conclusion of my case
A: We only work on a contingency fee, meaning that if we do not win, we do not get paid. There are no up front costs or fees with us.