Carl Knickerbocker

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Accountability Chaser

Like a modern day David vs. Goliath, attorney Carl Knickerbocker fights powerful corporations on behalf of ordinary people severely injured in accidents

Preventable accidents are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with an American injured every second and killed every three minutes. Insurance companies post billions of dollars in profits, while routinely denying claims, delaying payments, and confusing consumers to boost their bottom line.

People seriously injured in accidents often hire attorneys to represent them, but most attorneys charge high percentage fees on any damages they recover. In the Austin, Texas area, attorney Carl Knickerbocker takes a different approach. His nationally recognized, five-star rated law firm charges a 25 percent flat contingency fee to increase the amount injured people and families recover following catastrophic accidents.

Whether he’s representing people injured in car and truck crashes, dog bites, on-premises accidents, catastrophic medical malpractice, or wrongful death cases, Carl is a determined client advocate. His tenacious courtroom manner earned him the nickname “The Boar” from insurance adjusters in his hometown of Georgetown, Texas.

“They experienced how passionate and aggressive I can be in cases where the insurance company is not doing the right thing,” he says.

Helping people caught between exorbitant medical bills and evasive insurance companies, Carl fights to make sure victims get all the help they are entitled to under the law.

Compassionate and caring with his clients, he’s also willing to blow the whistle on members of his profession for taking advantage of clients with excessive fees. In his Seven Truths About Contingency Fees, Carl outlines factors anyone should consider before entering into a contingency fee arrangement with a law firm.

As a trusted client advocate and media source, Carl can shed light on topics such as:

* Contingency fees – what your lawyer won’t tell you (and what to know before you sign on the dotted line).

* Insurance fine print – How to spot the devils in the details, including a clause that insurance companies use to avoid paying “exemplary” damages on drunk driving claims.

* How to protect yourself, your family, and your business after a car accident, dog bite, or on-premises accident.

* What kinds of businesses need personal liability insurance?

* Divorce, medical malpractice, and wrongful death: What you need to know.

* How social media postings can come back to haunt you in legal proceedings.

* How to tell when a lawyer (or anyone) is lying or not telling the whole truth.

* Low-stress balance in life, work, and parenting.

* Why the adversarial law model is outdated and when collaboration works better.

Despite his wild boar reputation, Carl says an adversarial approach is not always the best approach when it comes to recovering the highest claims for accident victims.

“It just wastes all sorts of time and money and effort for the client in order to accomplish something that's probably a worse result for them than if the lawyer backed off and tried to work with people on the other side,” he says.

The answer, he says, is for attorneys to stick to the simple truth of the facts: what victims need to be made whole, and what plaintiffs will pay to fairly settle a case.

“We’re not going to take some unnecessary, blown-up adversarial stance just for the sake of doing so,” he says. “There's a whole lot more traction you can get in most cases by having a collaborative and compassionate approach to everyone involved in the process.”

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