After my auto accident I tried to settle my claim on my own. When a year of frustration went by I finally asked Mike to take over. He asked me what I wanted, we discussed what the claim would be worth realistically and went from there. Mike stood his ground with the insurance company, we went to arbitration and received a very favorable award. I would and have recommended Mike to anyone who needs a true professional that understands this area of the law.
Hi my name is Cedrick. I was involved in rear end collision. I went to emergency room and was told by attending doctor that although the pain is severe now it will go away real soon.
That was almost 2 years ago and I am still in pain.
I was found later to have a protruding disk. I was not sure what exactly it was but I was very afraid. You see I had been out of work now for almost 2 months. The pain had only gotten worse and the doctor was already talking about surgery.
My insurance adjuster while very nice was still looking out for her company's best interest. I felt that she was pressuring me to see another doctor whom I was not familiar with. To make a long story short I went online to find out more about disc injuries. I noticed an ad for an attorney that specialized in representing people with similar injuries to mine. I did not think much of it but I decided to read it anyway. Am glad I did! That attorney's name was Mike Colbach. I sent Mike a email and the next day he contacted me. What really impressed me about Mike was that he personally contacted me. After giving Mike the details of my situation he decided to help me. Mike and his very able staff was just what I needed. After Mike started to represent me, everything involving my accident was taken care of by Mike and his capable staff. They took out all the worry and stress of dealing with the insurance company.
What I and most people didn't know at the time is that when you are involved in accident no matter who's fault, your insurance has to pay for immediate medical bills, and also if you can't work they pay a small amount of money for lost wages, per your policy, it's called PIP. Mike and his staff contacted adjuster every month to make sure that I got my PIP payment on time. They made sure that the doctors were paid. In fact I can say now without embarrassment that Mike saved my life. If anyone has ever had severe neck and back injury you can identify with what I was going through. The constant pain the lack of sleep and above all the feeling of hopelessness and despair when you can't support your family.
A lot of times when I wanted to give up Mike reminded me that I was not alone. After talking to 6 different doctors, I decided with my family's support to have the recommended surgery. Because I didn't have health insurance and my car insurance policy had been maxed out I had no idea how pay for surgery. Again Mike came to my rescue. He contacted my doctor and made arrangement with him to do surgery now and we would pay him later. Mike and his staff contacted a number of local hospitals to find one that would help us. Everything, and I mean everything that had to be done Mike took care of for me. Although I can only guess how much time Mike put into my situation I know it was a lot. He never bothered me about money he just did what had to be done.
Mike sued the other guy's insurance company in order to recoup the money for doctors, hospitals, lost wages and for pain and suffering. The insurance company agreed to pay the full amount of the other driver's policy. The amount barely covered my medical bills. The agreement that me and Mike had from the beginning was that he would receive 1/3 of any settlement. Instead of Mike taking his well earned and deserved 1/3 off the top of settlement he made sure that after all of the debts were paid there would something left for me. Again Mike went above and beyond what one would expect. He took a 80% reduction from his fees in order to make sure that me the client was made whole. What more can one say in this day and age of greed, selfishness and me first attitude about a professional man, A lawyer, a very very good lawyer that spent over a year and countless hours helping to make sure that I got the best legal advice possible yet still seeing me as person, not just client.
I would and I have recommended Mike to anybody in need of legal help. If you want the best legal advice, a lawyer that goes the extra mile to help his client and to look after the client's interest and above all an honest man that will treat you as human being with dignity and respect, then please contact Mike. I promise you won't be sorry.