Choosing the right law firm is a deeply personal decision. It is imperative you feel comfortable with the attorney who is going to be assisting you with your claim.
When choosing a law firm, one factor that should be considered is who will be doing the majority of the work on your case – the attorney you hire or their staff. Large law firms may appear successful based on their size, but they are required to maintain high caseloads in order to meet their overhead demands. Clients of large law firms quickly learn their case is not getting the personal service it deserves. For instance, after an attorney at a large law firm is hired, the client often rarely speaks to them again. Their case is handed off to a lower-level associate or an assistant who does the majority of the work on the case.
Burneikis Law does not operate like ‘big law.’ Burneikis Law was founded on the basic principle of providing quality representation and careful consideration to each and every client. We are selective with the cases we take on and purposefully keep our caseload at a level that allows us to maintain a close relationship with our clients while skillfully pursuing the client’s legal rights. Burneikis Law never was, nor intends to be, a large law firm. We are a small firm by design and we pride ourselves on being able to provide individual attention to each and every client.
Burneikis Law, P.C. appreciatively pays referral fees to licensed attorneys in accordance with the California Rules of Professional Conduct
Our culture is one that promotes a mindset of “chin up” and “get well soon.” Society puts pressure on people to get back to work quickly and perform as usual, and victims often feel like they have no choice because “the disability check runs out in XX days.” Consequently, injury victims often forget or disregard that they need medical attention and time to heal.
It is easy to repress what is really happening for you physically and emotionally, which causes many victims to focus on accelerating healing (something that is not humanly possible, let alone recommended) and returning back to life as they know it, regardless of how their bodies and minds are actually feeling.
It is important to understand that an accident victim is absolutely entitled to take the time needed to heal, regroup, absorb the reality of what has happened, and to get the professional support needed to:
The list of potential accident-related costs is extensive and without an experienced attorney by your side, it is easy to overlook all of the short and long-term ways the accident will affect you and your household’s bottom line. That is where Burneikis Law comes in. We will assist you through your healing process, encouraging you to seek the treatment needed so you obtain the best possible recovery, and guide you through the insurance claims process and, if necessary, litigation.
Our job as your accident and personal injury attorneys is to do two things: educate and advocate.
First, we educate you about everything there is to know about the first days, weeks and months after your injury. We work closely with you to ensure you understand that everything you are experiencing is normal and that you have every right to pursue all of the treatment options, rest, time off and rehabilitation required before you take a step back into “normal life.”
Secondly, we handle and facilitate the insurance claims process with you and for you, letting you know what you can expect, what to say and what not to say, and what your rights are during the process. We work hard to resolve your case quickly and efficiently, but if formal litigation is inevitable, we will fight for your rights and take your case all the way through trial.
Following an accident, there is a myriad of potential physical injuries to contend with:
Some of these injuries take days, or even weeks, to fully emerge in the wake of a post-trauma adrenaline rush. After this initial phase subsides, the pain, discomfort and mental complications associated with injuries are forced into every aspect of life. The majority of accident injuries can take months and even years to heal. Some injuries plague victims for the rest of their lives. Enduring physical and emotional injuries are life-altering and exponentially affect the quality of a person's life.
It is important to understand that while the injuries one suffers from an accident may resolve, some injuries never get better. Victims are often required to face a life that is dramatically different than the life they had prior to the accident. It is imperative to have an experienced attorney on your side who can counsel you through this adjustment and get you the compensation you deserve.
Often, a victim's mental and emotional trauma presents far more challenges than their physical injuries.
If emotional trauma after an accident feels overwhelming, it is important to know that you are not alone. The mental and emotional side of healing takes far longer than recovering from physical injuries. Sadly, the prolonged mental healing process can lead victims to suffer from depression, anxiety and a diminished quality of life.
Some of the most common mental and emotional side effects of a traumatic accident include:
Psychological effects of trauma can also affect you physically, showing up as:
Without regular intervention and support from a licensed practitioner, these effects can take over your life, negatively impacting relationships, work performance and the joys of daily living.
Unless one has full-spectrum awareness of both the short and long-term effects an accident can have on one's physical and emotional wellbeing, it is almost impossible for victims to move on after an accident. Burneikis Law will ensure you embrace the emotional side of your recovery, which will help push you one step closer to a full recovery.
Contact Burneikis Law to schedule your 100% no-cost, no-obligation case assessment. I am always honest with my clients. If I do not feel you have a case, I will still make sure you have the tips necessary to move forward with your insurance claim in an informed way that respects your rights as the victim.
Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation. To see if we are a good fit, call (510) 328-3238 today. Burneikis Law specializes in personal injury cases in Oakland, the greater Bay Area, and throughout the state of California.