I write this to warn others that are searching for a Reputable Law Firm to represent them in any type of Personal Injury claims. We interviewed multiple attorneys to assist my son after he was rear ended by a GMC Yukon, rental vehicle. We finally settled on one that his chiropractor had known from previous clients, partly due to his demenaor and partly because he came with references. My son signed a POA naming me as his “Attorney in Fact” to handle all teh details of the case for him as he is only 22, and wasn’t certain about how to deal with it all. | I sent them the POA and within weeks the attorney we hired left the firm with no notice to us. We started making calls to find out what was going on and they indicated that my son’s file had been transferred to another attorney, without notifying anyone or asking if my son wished to stay with them. So months go by with sparse calls and follow up. Then they state that they finally have an offer and my son will only receive $1000 out of the settlement. I told them that they are insane if they thought that he would accept that. And that if they could not do any better than that, I would find someone else who could. | They quickly changed their tune and stated they would keep “working” on it. Months go by and we finally get very discouraged and give them a deadline to settle the case and we notify them of what would be an acceptable settlement amount. The deadline goes by and no settlement. We “Notice” them that we are terminating their services. They drag their feet over a week not sending the Insurance Company any documentation stating that their services have been terminated. After a week, we FINALLY get them to send over the Termination Notice, but when they do, they claim they still have an “Interest” in my son’s settlement. | I then did what I should have done in the beginning and research the reviews for this firm. Negative review after negative review and they are saying that they had the exact same problems we were having. Lack of follow up, the attorney they hired left the firm and they got stuck with someone else they did not hire or even know or had even spoken to before without ANY NOTICE. But the WORSE PART was that these attorneys were getting settlements and keeping the bulk of it for themselves, giving the actual victims pennies on the dollar. It was like reading a horror story and we were involved in it. SO I immediately copied the complaints to the new attorney and told him that I wished I would have known this beforehand about your firm. This is BAD BUSINESS. They only respond to state that they were retaining an interest in my son’s settlement. | So we then send them a Notice of Revocation of SIgnature for Just Cause for the one page document my son signed detailing WHY he was revoking his signature and asking them to respond if they have any reason to object to the Revocation. They do nothing. No response whatsoever. The time frame for answering ends and they still refuse to remove their “lien” on my son’s settlement claiming they have a “right” to what they did not earn. | I indicated to them that I will be filing BAR complaints and posting about my experience with them to warn others about their practices. You can pull up the Google reviews yourself. and you will be mortified. If you would like to have your case settled promptly by someone you can trust that has your best interest at heart, PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE.
Name: Bergquist Law Firm
Country: United States
Address: 1333 West Loop S Suite 1700