The Chouest Law Firm

Less Stress With Chouest

If you have been injured in an accident, let us help.

The Attorney-Client relationship is very special.

A client’s conversation with their lawyer is protected by a very special privilege. An attorney’s communications with a client, and even communications with a potential client seeking legal representation, are protected by the attorney-client privilege, this allows clients to make full and honest disclosures to their lawyer on a confidential basis, so the attorney can provide effective representation and advice.

No two cases are exactly the same.

No two cases are exactly the same, and most people don’t know what to expect when they are thrown into the insurance claims world by an unexpected accident. The first meeting with a new client is very important. It is important to understand some basic things that are common to all claims. It is even more important for the professional counselor to understand the client, and to provide each client with appropriate, individual advice.

No two attorneys are alike.

When meeting with our clients, we like to think about what a lay person needs to know to help them through the process. We believe that the more you know, the less stressful the process will be. In our first meeting, we learn about you, and explain the difference between the real world, where most of us live every day, and the insurance claim world, which is often governed by a different set of rules that may not be very apparent to someone who does not deal with insurance companies on a regular basis.

In a perfect world, accidents would happen and insurance companies and large corporations would not plan strategies to avoid paying what they owe, or attempt to pay less than they should. However, accidents do happen, and insurance companies know how to defend and reduce the payment of claims. Therefore, it is very important to seek timely advice from an attorney following an accident, preferably before giving a recorded statement to the insurance company or signing any of their documents.

There is no dispute that insurance companies are in the business of making money. They train and pay their workers to look out for their interests, which generally speaking, is the complete opposite of your interests. Financial uncertainty and the legal process can cause stress. Stress is bad and prolonged stress is actually bad for your health and recovery from your injuries. We believe that the more you learn and understand about the system, the less stressful it can be.

When you decide that it’s time to contact an attorney for representation or advice, you do have a lot of choices. If you are involved in an accident, or if you have questions regarding an insurance claim, we would be honored if you would consider the Chouest Law Firm for your legal needs.

We do say Less Stress with Chouest for a reason. (Otherwise, you might not be able to pronounce the name!)