Complaint Review: Etengoff Pak Law Group - Vancouver Washington
Etengoff Pak Law Group James Pak Personal Injury Lawyer led me on for years and took my entire settlement Vancouver Washington
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: False, misleading and defamatory statements
I was being pestered by these people non-stop to write a review about their services working on my case. I tried ignoring them since my experience was pretty bad but alas... they kept asking for it. So here it goes.
I retained James and his crack team of professionals because they showed up first in Google for personal injury attorney. I see thats not the case anymore and should have chosen one of the others that appeared on there now. I didn't call anyone else because I assumed they were the best. Boy was that a big mistake. Shortly after hiring them they sent me to a local chiropractor for a few months. This was okay, they did a great job although it was constant 3 times a week. Once the chiropractor said everything was better James' receptionist said that they would begin negotiating my case with the insured driver.
The weirdest thing happened, after hearing weekly or monthly from someone during the first month or two of my case they went radio silent for over a year. I had ideas of the thousands of dollars they were making off of my case and no one could bother picking up the phone and giving me a call.
And then it came... a phone call. From the receptionist. She told me that they've been negotiating hard on my behalf and they have reached a settlement. The offer? 50% lower than the national average for someone with my injuries. How do I know this? After 15 months of radio silence I started calling other attorneys and looking for second opinions. They were all too willing to share their opinions of my case and one looked up my injuries and told me the national average settlement amount.
Armed with my new knowledge of the injuries and how personal injury law was negotiated, I declined the offer. I refused to take that low ball offer against my own attorneys advice. And I'm glad that I did! They went back to the insurance company and came back with a little better offer. Which I did take. I needed to put this behind me. It had been a long road.
Would I hire this same law office again? Highly unlikely. After speaking to the other law offices in the area for 10 minutes, I was armed with much more information and now know they were all smoke and mirrors. Just because someone shows up on google first, doesn't mean they will negotiate your case properly.
Another thing I found out after googling these guys is finding out that the main attorney here, Jim Pak does have an extensive criminal record in arizona. I wouldnt have really expected to hire an attorney that has drug charges against him, but here we are. If I had known this before going in to it, I never would have hired him.
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