Motorcyclist Hit by Drunk Driver

“For a year, I had tried to settle my claim with the insurance companies by myself, with no luck. Then my probate lawyer recommended that I talk to Steve Laird. In my case, my husband and I were hit, on a motorcycle, by a drunk driver. My husband was killed and I was badly injured but the driver’s insurance company kept stalling and switching me from person to person when I tried to get them to pay the claim. When Steve took the case, the company tried to do the same thing to him but he realized that they were also breaking Texas consumer protection laws and was able to go after them for much more than the original claim would have been worth. As the case progressed, the other side switched legal teams twice, but every time Steve was relentless.

When I first met Steve, he was not what I expected a lawyer to be like. He is very caring and personable. I was expecting someone loud and aggressive, but when we got into mediation, I realized that he does not need to act confrontational because he has real confidence that comes from his deep knowledge of the law, his preparedness, and years of trial experience. He did not let the other teams get away with anything. He had a team of experts and was prepared for everything that was thrown at us. Even the mediator told me that I was lucky to have him as my lawyer. Because of the other side’s stalling tactics, the case took a long time to settle. It was a hard road but Steve and his team were there for me the entire time. They would call to check up on me and they explained all of my options at every step of the way. Steve included me in the process and he explained things in different ways until he was sure I understood everything. By the end, it almost felt like family and I knew he had my best interest at heart. He won my absolute confidence and I know that he fought hard to achieve the amazing result that we ended up with. Steve and his team still keep in touch and check in on me from time to time and I feel like, if I needed him, he would be there for me still. I am blessed to have had him as my lawyer.

He also advised us to invest a portion into annuities because, in his long career as an attorney, he saw lots of money vanish quickly. This was such good advice and just showed he was also concerned about how the money was managed. My Father had just passed away from cancer, and he reminded me of what my Dad would have recommended. Like I just told someone recently, Steve Laird is the Michael Jordan of Attorneys!” What appeared to be a straightforward case to me, was far more involved than what met the eye. The case took time to gather critical information. Steve was both creative and tenacious. His knowledge of judges, districts, and precincts proved extremely advantageous, but that was only a part of it. There were no stones he did not unturn. As a result, he discovered an unlikely advantage that produced a nicer settlement than was expected. My friend shared with me that in his professional opinion, most attorneys would not have been creative enough to uncover such an advantage. I hope to never ever have to endure the pain of losing someone I loved so much, again. But if I did, or anyone I know faces a similar challenge as I have, I would readily and wholeheartedly endorse Steve Laird.”