I reiterate time and time again in my posts that our phone lines at The Segal Law Firm are open and free to you. It’s a toll free call, the advice is free and you risk nothing by having a conversation to see if you have a case. Yet still, there are cases that will never see the light of day because people hesitate or never call at all. Those folks might lose out on a potentially very large settlement or jury verdict, just because they didn’t take the time to have a chat with me.
Why Don’t People Call Me?
I’d say the number one reason people haven’t called is because they don’t realize that there is a time limitation. You’d be shocked at how many people read my blogs about mesothelioma or Benzine and call me about their Dad who died five or ten years ago, asking me what I can do. Well, the sad news is, there’s nothing I can do for them. That statute of limitations has run and the law prevents us from filing suit. I’ve also had a widow call me and say she was too grief stricken to make the call; she didn’t know where to turn or what to do during the time of the tragedy. Unfortunately, so much evidence has been destroyed by the time she made the call or the time limit has passed and I can’t help them. It’s too late.
Of all the reasons I’ve heard for not calling, I think the most disappointing is when someone says he or she didn’t want to bother me with a stupid question. I don’t know about yours, but my Mom always taught me there are no such thing as stupid questions, just stupid answers. And people really need to take that to heart. The law is complex, old and changing. You’re not going to know the answers when you’re faced with a tragic situations. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I went to college for four years, law school for three and have been doing this for over thirty. That’s my job. You shouldn’t feel liked you can’t ask me something because you’re not sure the question’s a good one. The worst thing that’s going to happen is me telling you that I can’t help you or that I don’t think there’s anything I can do. But at least you got an answer.
What Do You Risk By Not Calling?
We do a type of case here called a product liability lawsuit against car companies. I know a lot of you have heard about the Toyota accelerator case and now we’re hearing about GM ignition cases. Basically, we know that car companies can make cars that aren’t safe. Well, you’d be amazed at how many people I get calls from telling me that their airbag didn’t deploy, their car rolled down the driveway suddenly or that their pick-up truck burst into flames. I think to myself, yeah, that’s a pretty serious case. When I ask them where the car is, guess what? It was six months ago and the car is gone. Well, unfortunately, the case is over. I don’t even need to ask them anymore questions.
Had they called me a day or two after the wreck, I would’ve have been able to help them. I could tell them under no circumstances should they let the manufacturer or insurance company pick up the car. I can even write letters on their behalf to those companies, putting them on notice not to take the vehicle. But I can’t do any of that if the car is already gone. I need to know immediately so that I can take action.
Unfortunately, embarrassment, fear, or being overwhelmed by emotion prevents people from making that first call to me, which really could be a deal breaker for their case. The call is toll free. If you go my webpage, you can see me answering a lot of commonly asked questions, and hopefully you can tell I’m a pretty nice guy. I am the kind of person that wants to talk to you about your case and no questions are too small or too silly. Don’t delay. Call us at 855-344-9100.