Top 10 Reasons to Hire The Law


Top 10 Reasons to Hire The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold

Picking the right accident attorney can be a daunting process. Many accident victims have never hired an attorney before, and your decision can make — or break — your case.

The residents of the Santa Rosa, Clearlake, Ukiah areas deserve a local personal injury law firm that is skilled, aggressive, and experienced in the trade. We’ve been in the practice since 1985, and can give your injury case the time and attention it deserves. Need more reasons to call or email us right now? How about 10 of them? (In no specific order, as it’s just too hard to choose!)

1. Max Knows Them, and They Know Max

Max has dealt with just about everyone in the area at some point, and this experience allows us to anticipate and counter their tricks and tactics. Their only job is to settle your accident claim for as little as possible, and one’s experience in dealing with insurance adjusters can be the difference between a fair recovery or a bad result. And more importantly, those people know we’re serious, and that we won’t be pushed around by the insurance industry. Max, Barrick, and Brian, are tireless, passionate, and willing to do only their best for each client.

2. Max Doesn’t Get Any Fees If You Don’t Recover

We work on a contingency fee, which means that if you don’t receive a recovery, we will not charge you attorney fees or costs advanced. (Keep in mind: that in the event a client does not recover anything, they may still be liable for their own medical bills; in certain rare circumstances the opposing side’s litigation costs; and other expenses. The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold cannot guarantee any particular result on any injury claim.)

3. Max Can Cut Through Insurance Company Red Tape

Max has decades of experience working through — and getting around — the oppressive paperwork loads and bureaucratic maze that is insurance claims. We deal with those headaches while you recover from your injuries and get on with your life.

4. You Don’t Have The Time, Energy, or Patience

Some people have an overabundance of time, energy, and patience. You may not be that kind of person. It’s not a bad thing: you’re just busy. You have a job, a family, and now that you’ve been injured, probably some medical appointments to attend. We know you can’t just abandon everything for a year (or more) fighting tooth-and-nail against the crooked tactics and infinite resources of an insurance company. Let Max and his staff do the heavy lifting, while you focus on getting better.

5. Max’s Office is Friendly, Casual, and Filled with People Who Care

We know, we know. This process is intimidating. Calling a lawyer. Going to a law office. Telling them your story. Not knowing what you should do, say, or expect. It’s those worries that keep a lot of people from contacting a lawyer, and deciding instead to fight the battle on their own. Most of the time, that’s the wrong call.

We can’t tell you that this process isn’t important (it is your money and health, after all) but Max and his staff do their best to keep the atmosphere in his Santa Rosa office friendly and welcoming. We’re staffed with people who care about you, your case, and what you’re going through. If you need a Santa Rosa attorney who will be an ally to your best interests, contact us today.

6. Max Works Only For Injured People — Never For Insurance Companies!

There are a lot of law firms out there that advertise as plaintiff firms, but in reality, a lot of those folks also do insurance defense on the side. So basically, they spend time alternating between fighting for the little guy, and then helping to put that same little guy down.

Seems fishy, right? We think so. That’s why we never do any kind of work for the insurance industry. We work for regular people just like you, and at the end of the day, we never wonder where our loyalties lie. We have no interest at all in currying favor with the insurance companies, or securing a cushy job in that industry in the future. This allows us to remain focused solely on getting our clients the results they deserve.

7. Max Knows Doctors Who Will See You, and Wait To Get Paid

Many doctors will refuse to see you if they know you’ve been in an accident. And some others will see you, but on an paid-upfront, “cash-only” basis. Most people look at this and think “……….really? My doctor is turning me away when I need him the most? Am I just going to need to skip treatment?”

Not if you call us. We work with a network of doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and specialists who will wait to get paid until your case is settled, or we’ve gotten you an award at trial or arbitration. That means you can get the treatment you need to get better, while we get you the outcome you deserve.

8. You Cannot Trust Insurance Adjusters

“That isn’t covered.” “Oh, that’s excluded.” “You can’t do that.” “That’s illegal.” “This is binding, ma’am.” Sound familiar?

It should to anyone who’s dealt with a claims adjuster. It seems they are equal parts devious and clueless, and will do whatever it takes to frustrate the payment of your accident claim. In fact, adjusters are allowed to give some legal advice as part of their job. The only problem? They aren’t attorneys. They aren’t trained to understand the issues, identify the answers, or have even the slightest clue how to do legal research to see if what their boss tells them to say is proper. It’s hard to believe, but many insurance companies even put things in their policies and procedures that are against the law. On purpose. These bad apples are then distributed throughout entire claims divisions, until staff blindly parrot the company line under any circumstances.

How do you know who’s lying? Who’s telling the truth? And who’s just plain clueless? It can be tough for the uninitiated, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. We know the law. We know your rights. We know how to help you get the treatment you deserve.

9. We Advance All Costs Against A Case

Insurance companies have unlimited funds to hire aggressive attorneys, industry-friendly doctors, and wait a claimant out in court until they don’t have the funds to press the fight any further. Litigation can be very expensive, and the insurance companies will use this fact to devalue the legitimate claims of victims who can’t match their massive financial footprint. We have the connections necessary to counter these delay tactics, and can advance the necessary costs to fight the insurance companies until you get paid.

10. They Say: “Know the Judge”, Max Says: “Know the Community”

Some personal injury offices operate out-of-town, out-of-county, and out-of-touch. Not Max. He’s lived in Santa Rosa for over a decade. His children have been educated, put into competition, and married there. It’s where he owns his home, votes, and brews his beer. That’s important. You can’t really advise someone what a realistic case outcome without a deep connection to an area and its quirks. Remember: Max lives there, just like you.