An Advocate is a trusted ally in your recovery, one that protects both your physical and financial well-being. Every member of the team at The Advocates genuinely cares about giving back to the community and contributing positively to peoples’ lives—they wouldn’t be in this business if they didn’t. Ken Bills and Matt Driggs founded The Advocates in 1991 and have been representing injured people against insurance companies and big corporations ever since.
When you have been injured through the negligence of others, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Suddenly you’re in pain and have a list of additional problems to deal with. The list includes property damage issues, lack of transportation, non-stop phone calls from insurance adjusters, complications and frustration at home, loss of the ability to work, financial instability, etc. The consequences of an accident can dramatically change your life. It is daunting and doesn’t feel fair. The Advocates understand and are here to help you get through it.
Insurance companies are prepared to work with you when you’ve been injured in an accident, but their agenda is different from yours. While your job is to get physically, emotionally and financially back on your feet, their job is to minimize the amount they pay out on your behalf. Sadly, insurance companies are loyal to their shareholders, not their insureds. Although their customer service and slick TV commercials might suggest that they have your best interest in mind, they are not on your side. The less money they are required pay out on your behalf, the more money they make.
The job of an Advocate is to turn the tables on the insurance companies and give you control of your own recovery. The Advocates are experienced when it comes to insurance tactics and know how to make sure their clients are treated fairly.
Compassionate Negotiators, Powerful Litigators: The Two Sides of The Advocates
Attorneys Who Really Care
We can’t change the fact that you were hurt, but we can help you manage the myriad of issues that result from being in an accident. This might involve dealing with medical providers to make sure they are billing properly so that your bills don’t go into collections, or helping you get your car fixed and obtaining a rental car while yours is unavailable. It might mean getting you immediate assistance with lost wages if you’ve lost your job or need to take time off from work to recover, or even just a comforting voice to tell you what to expect next.
We can’t change what motivates the insurance industry (profits), but we can prevent them from taking advantage of you. We know the rules. We will learn who you are, advise you of all your options, and then work tirelessly on your behalf to prevent the insurance companies from being the “bully.” We have been helping personal injury victims for a long time, and we are good at it.
When the time comes, we will work hard to attempt to resolve your case. Jamal, Kyle, Britt, and the entire Advocates Team, are skilled and practiced negotiators with years of experience dealing with insurance companies and their adjusters, as well as working with defendants’ counsel. Our attorneys will present your damages to the other side in a compelling, compassionate, and powerful way. When the other side makes an offer, we will help you evaluate whether the offer is reasonable and fair. Our job is to give you all the information and advice that we can, based on decades of experience, and then empower you to decide whether to settle or not.
Litigation and the Happy Warrior
Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always play nice. They’ll sometimes refuse to settle an injury claim even when it is absolutely clear their client is 100% at fault, or they’ll offer an amount that is simply not adequate. When the defense offers a number you don’t agree to take, your case then moves into litigation.
The Advocates’ litigation group is one of the things that really sets us apart as a personal injury law firm. The single best way to force the insurance companies to pay fair value on injury claims is to repeatedly demonstrate to them that we are fully committed to fighting for each and every client in a court of law. The insurance companies track which law firms have the guts to back their negotiations with powerful litigation. The Advocates are proud that we have earned such a reputation.
We promise not to quit until all of your legal options have been exhausted. Our lead Trial Attorney Jason Murphy is a fierce litigator seasoned by years of fighting for his clients in New York City and Seattle, and he’s ready to take your case all the way to a jury if necessary. So, if our top-rated personal injury lawyers are unable to negotiate a fair settlement for your injuries and losses, our litigation team will take up your case and go to the mat for you.