Let's face it.
There's a lot of lawyers and attorneys out there asking for your personal injury business.
1. Why should you hire Shaw Law Offices? How are We Different?
Simple. We are the only personal injury law firm that donates a percentage of every successful personal injury settlement to a worthwhile safety-based community- or state-wide organization of your choice that keeps you safe by helping them achieve their goals.
That money will come out of any attorneys' fees -- not your share. And you get to choose from a list of charitable or worthwhile organizations.
In other words, we put our money where our mouth is.
Not only do "We Get You Back on Your Feet -- We Get Your Community Back on its Feet".
That's the kind of lawyers we are -- we aren't asking you to hire us for our own good. We are asking you to hire us to do good for you and your community and future generations, too.
It's a Win-Win. If you win your case, we take a percentage out of our share -- not yours. To make your community safer.
2. We Have the Experience Necessary
We've been doing this a long time. The lawyers of Shaw Law Offices -- the Indiana Slip and Fall Attorneys -- are not "spring chickens" and it shows -- on our faces and in our efforts.
And with age and experience comes a little bit of "know-how."
We love battling the big businesses, insurance companies and their corporate lawyers. We've been doing it for decades.
Like Muhammad Ali the boxer famously said, "It's Not Bragging if You Can Back it Up."
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Remember, we don't guarantee a victory -- every case is different.
But, we have a method that has worked for us through the years and we follow it.
So, here's 5 things we do a little bit differently than other lawyers:
3. We Visit the Site Where you Fell
As a young lawyer, I learned a harsh lesson about not visiting the site of an accident.
During one of my jury trials, I asked a question concerning the road where the collision had occurred.
I asked about an intersection where a road lane markings had been. The witness corrected me and insisted that the markings were different at the time of the wreck. He was right and I was wrong because I hadn't visited the site.
We still won that case, but it taught me a lesson -- always visit the site where the injury occurred.
You'd be surprised how many personal injury lawyers still rely upon photographs or other depictions without visiting the site where the injury occurred.
There's something inherently invaluable in seeing the area -- the questions you ask in court just make more sense -- in a way, it's metaphysical.
One wrongful death jury trial, the defendant truck driver insisted he had nowhere to get off the road during a snowstorm -- so he plowed ahead and killed my client. But, unknown to him, we had visited the entire trek he took that day -- many miles of travel. During trial, I was able to recall an abandoned gas station with a large parking lot about a few miles before the wreck. During cross-examination he had to admit the abandoned gas station existed and he was capable of stopping. It was a big moment in our case.
4. We Ask the Other Side for Real Information Based Upon the Facts of the Case -- We Do Not Just Send Out "Form" Questions
You'd be surprised how many lawyers just send out "form" questions to investigate what happened in the investigation of your case. The answers received back are often meaningless.
It's probably done to save time.
We don't do that. We listen to you about what really happened and when we send out written questions to the other side (often called "interrogatories"), we do it to find out real details of what really happened.
The same goes for oral examinations before trial called "depositions." We ask real questions -- not off some pre-printed form. We prepare for a deposition like the mini-trial it truly is.
5. We Research the Laws -- No, Really -- We Know the Current State of the Law
This one might be academic or obvious -- we research the current law in your case.
You wouldn't hire an attorney who doesn't "know" the laws, right?
Well, in all fairness, it's a tricky business. Laws come in many formats -- statute books, regulations and other cases -- and it can be a difficult, time-consuming task to keep abreast of all the ever-changing laws.
We try our best.
6. We Use the Latest Techniques to Try to Win all Slip and Fall Cases
I don't just mean we try hard. But we do try hard. And although results cannot be guaranteed, our effort can be.
Even though we have decades of experience and extensive contacts with expert witnesses throughout the nation on the cutting edge of standards of care or reconstruction -- we still keep up with new and evolving techniques to win slip and fall and any personal injury case.
In fact, in just the prior 3 years, we've attended dozens of hours of seminars from some of the nation's leading lawyers and learned new discovery techniques that have helped us win cases and increase the value of those cases.
This includes a relatively new and evolving area of law known as the Trial Rule 30(b)6 deposition technique -- a method of investigating slip and falls by asking the corporation or business entity to come into a recorded interview and divulge all facts and opinions it currently has or should have. It's a fascinating technique that has made me a better lawyer and helps you win your case.
7. We Love Our Job and We Love to Win
We love what we do. We consider this a noble profession that helps others in need. It's what we live for.
We Get You Back on Your Feet.