I chose Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi to represent me after I was injured in a car accident last summer. After the accident, my first impulse was to try and work with the insurance companies involved and not involve a lawyer. To be honest, I had been turned off by television ads for "injury lawyers" promising lots of money. However, my insurance company was not at all helpful and the other driver's insurance company was worse. This was very upsetting to me and I decided to check with an attorney.
I was referred to Kinerk, Schmidt & Seth and found that they were very professional and quickly helped me get a fair settlement. In particular, I would like to commend my attorney, Matthew Schmidt and the paralegal who was my contact, Elizabeth Holguin. Elizabeth answered all my questions and explained the procedures very well.
Having an attorney took a lot of worry and burden off of me, which was a blessing. I could concentrate on recovery from my injuries and getting my life back in order. The other driver's insurance company took responsibility for the accident a few days after Matthew contacted them. And, when it turned out the other driver had very little insurance, Matthew made a claim with my insurance company since I had under-insured motorist coverage. After Matthew contacted them, my insurance company responded quickly with a reasonable settlement. I honestly believe my insurance company would not have told me that I was even eligible for this money, much less agree to settle relatively quickly without my lawyer.
To sum it up, it pays to use an attorney when you are injured in an accident, and Kinerk, Schmidt & Seth is a good firm to choose. The firm is no nonsense and quite professional.