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What is the Difference Between a San Diego Personal Injury Settlement Lawyer and a Real Lawyer?

By Omid Rejali, Esq.

When I became an attorney I took an oath to protect my clients interests at all costs and keep their confidences above everything.

I remember the oath as if it was yesterday and will remember it, cherish it and honor it until the day I leave this earth.

I am honored to represent my clients at the most vulnerable times in their lives and to protect them from insurance companies and their often times lying attorneys who will go to any length to save the insurance company money. Yes, believe it or not attorneys can lie during the pendency of litigation and get away with it (more on this in a different) blog.

So, what is the different between a settlement lawyer and a real lawyer. Here are three main differences.

1) Settlement Lawyers Care About Their Bottom Line

Don’t get me wrong, there are times where cases should and need to settle. What I am discussing here however are the types of attorneys who are out to make a quick buck, most likely at your expense. You want to make sure the attorney you have hired cares about you as if the injury had happened to their own family. Make sure you are in direct communication with the attorney and understand the process.

2) Settlement Lawyers Work Up a Case for Settlement

These lawyers often times will send you to a variety of doctors just to pad up your medical bills for no apparent reason. If you feel like you are going to too many doctors that seem to be unnecessary to you, that could be a red flag. Settlement lawyers work with doctors to pad up your medical bills so that they can get you more money from the insurance companies. This tactic works, until the insurance company decides to fight your attorney on the excessive bills. Once this happens, the settlement lawyer will most likely contact you to say it’s time to settle your case. And all of the sudden your case that was a wonderful case in the beginning, now is not such a wonderful case in your settlement lawyers eyes.

More importantly, going to unnecessary doctors can now hurt your case and it would make it much more difficult for a real lawyer who actually tries cases to fix the problems that your settlement lawyer has caused should you choose to change lawyers.

3) Real Lawyers Look at the Case All the Way Through Trial

Real lawyers in contrast to settlement lawyers actually care about you and your case. This allows them to posture your case appropriately. They do not send you to unnecessary doctors to pad up your medical bills. They care about making sure that you get paid for everything that was taken from you. They also however do not take on cases that they don’t feel that the client is not injured. Real lawyers want to make sure that the insurance company treats you like a human being and not an object.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope this helps you.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact my office at 619-887-4148, send us a text message to 619-485-6313, send me an email at or leave us a message here and we will get back to you.

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