Capitola Car Accident Lawyers
Auto accident insurance claims and law suits can be very complicated, as well as time consuming. That is why at Van Der Walde & Associates we take a team entered approach in an effort to make certain that victims get the best legal advice and representation possible.
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For example, there are some law firms where the lawyer handles all aspects of every single case. While, that may sound like a good solution to some people, we at Van Der Walde & Associates do not believe that it is. We think that top personal injury lawyers should be focused on working through the type of complicated legal analysis and litigation that only attorneys are capable of doing. We find that it is most efficient when attorneys in the office spend their time preparing the best possible arguments, performing the legal research, and managing the entire team to ensure that no stone is left unturned on behalf of the victim.
Far too often, a lawyer who, for whatever reason, chooses not to delegate can end up in a situation where they cannot keep up with their cases. In a situation in which the lawyer is unable to return every phone call that needs to be returned, they cannot answer all of the questions that all of their clients have, or they spend an excessive amount of time concerning themselves with smaller issues, the attorney is no longer able to provide their clients with the utmost quality legal services. It is important that someone who has been seriously injured in an auto accident retains a lawyer who works specifically on the legal aspects of the case, and does not get sidetracked with work which can be delegated to other staff members at the law firm.
At the same time, we believe that there are many law firms that may take the approach where the attorney does almost no work at all. In situations like this, the office staff for the lawyer - who may or may not have been properly trained - handles all aspects of the case. This is where we speak with people who at times tell us that they have never spokes to an attorney during the course of their case, even years later they had never met the lawyer or even seen a lawyer. Under such circumstances, the person who was seriously injured did not even know if a lawyer had even glanced at their case. This is no way a team approach. This is simply passing on the responsibility for the handling of a serious injury claim to people who are not skilled lawyers, and this certainly cannot be the best approach.
In our opinion, the best car accident attorneys will do the best possible legal work on every case. They will make certain that only the top trained paralegals are available to assist in the process of the cases. They will make sure that there is a dedicated and skilled support staff in place to manage the cases. Each person associated with the case has a responsibility, and of course, it all starts with the top. At Van Der Walde & Associates, Paul Van Der Walde is a dedicated personal injury and wrongful death lawyer focusing on serious injury cases throughout California. Since the day Mr. Van Der Walde founded Van Der Walde & Associates, he has been dedicated to providing the best possible service to automobile accident victims throughout California.
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Therefore, even at the top of Van Der Walde & Associates our clients do not just have the benefit of a single lawyer making sure the case is run at its best possible position. At Van Der Walde & Associates, there is a team effort, as our lawyers and paralegals work together on every aspect of the case to ensure that each case is handled accurately and in a timely manner. To ensure that every case is handled efficiently, those matters which require the work of a lawyer are handled only by a lawyer. Paralegals do not attempt to do the legal research or draft legal arguments which should be done under the direction of or specifically by a lawyer. Conversely, our paralegals are trained to make sure that clients have all of their auto accident case related questions answered.
At Van Der Walde & Associates, we take great pride in our large number of satisfied clients and the large verdicts, settlements, and judgments which we have recovered for them for their serious injuries. Our clients have had success because at Van Der Walde & Associates we make sure victims are fully compensated, their case related questions are answered, their cases moved as efficiently as possible, and that our clients are taken care of to the fullest extent of the law is a top priority.