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Find Out Why Insurance Companies Don’t Mess With Me
Companies throughout Southern California make money every day by denying claims made by everyday Californians like yourself. If they do offer to pay out, they usually offer a pittance. Many of these companies know you by your policy number, not your name.
At The McMillan Law Firm, APC, I prepare for each client’s issue as if every single one is going to trial. If a company thinks you’re aiming for a settlement, they may be less willing to compromise. When they know your attorney is ready to take any case to trial, companies tend to be more open to persuasion.
Together We Will Decide When To Negotiate…and When To Fight
I don’t highlight a lot of settlements. This isn’t because I don’t have them. I believe a settlement isn’t something to brag about, but rather a reasonable agreement made between two parties. When attorneys trumpet their settlements as “wins”, it can make the opposition feel like they’ve lost or been defeated.
That can affect how willing opposing counsel is to negotiate a fair settlement in that attorney’s next case. I will never put your results in jeopardy just to highlight an accomplishment. A settlement is always an option. If a company does settle with us, I won’t feature it on my website. I treat settlements with respect and encourage future settlements if they are reasonable.
With that being said, I understand what makes a good settlement, and crucially, what doesn’t. I look out for your best interest, no matter what. If it makes the most sense for us to take a reasonable settlement in your case, that’s what we do. As you can see in my featured results, I’m not afraid to go after companies who aren’t willing to cooperate. My process is straightforward:
- I take your case.
- I work your case.
- If there’s no favorable settlement, I try your case.
- If we don’t like the results of the trial, I appeal.
It’s just that simple.
Thomas v. Fry’s Electronics, Inc.
The McMillan Law Firm represented website operator Steve Thomas in the United States District Court case Steve Thomas v. Fry’s Electronics Inc., which involved Thomas’ rights to…
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