At Linnen Co., L.P.A. we have represented victims of vehicular accidents for over 30 years and the number one goal is to assure that our clients are protected and receive fair compensation for their injuries and damages. Typically, auto collision cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means no attorney fees are paid unless there is a recovery. When deciding whether to hire an attorney you should have an understanding of what you will encounter if you do not have legal counsel. If you are not represented by a personal injury attorney, the insurance company will ask the injured person to sign an authorization to get your medical records directly from your medical providers. This means that the insurance company will have the right to review your personal medical records whether they are related to the accident or not. Statements that you make to an insurance company representative can be used against you and often an adjuster will ask to record your statement. The adjuster assigned to your case is trained to minimize what is paid on your claim. The role of an attorney is to make sure that you are fairly compensated for the injuries and damages that you have experienced and maximize your recovery.