Daniel Stark isn’t your typical personal injury law firm. Our dedicated team is driven by a core purpose: keeping people from getting screwed by big insurance. This core purpose influences every aspect of our work, from how we select our team members to our strategic approach in handling litigation, making our clients’ experience with us starkly different from that of any other firm.

Here’s why the Difference is Stark in how we approach personal injury cases. 

1. We’ve got your back, no matter what.

When you entrust your case to a Daniel Stark attorney, you’re not just gaining legal representation — you’re gaining an ally committed to getting your life back to normal. We understand the serious challenges that arise when an injury disrupts your routine and how insurance bullies try to pressure you into accepting a low settlement. With Daniel Stark by your side, we will alleviate these burdens for you.

The way our team achieves consistent results for our clients is through our Proven Process, a client-centered approach designed to be an educational tool and a means of communication to inform and guide you through every stage of your legal journey.

  1. Stage 1: Our approach to the legal process begins with a Free Case Consultation, where you share your unique story with us for a thorough case evaluation, so we can provide professional insights and guidance on the best course of action. If we take on your case, we will help you gather critical evidence right away and build your case on your behalf.
  1. Stage 2: The second stage involves a rigorous attorney team review and pre-negotiation evaluations to determine the full value of your case. Demands are strategically sent to insurance companies, experts are enlisted to strengthen your case, and our legal team does the heavy lifting to secure all relevant medical evidence.
  1. Stage 3: The final stage is the resolution of your case, whether through a pre-suit negotiation, mediation, or trial. At Daniel Stark, we never settle for a quick resolution. Instead, we pursue full value for our clients, even if it requires taking your case to trial to counter the sneaky tactics of big insurance companies.

At every stage of our Proven Process, we’ll guide you through the intricacies of the legal system, and our client portal allows you to easily track your case’s progress. We believe in equipping our clients with the “why” and “how” behind each step so you can participate in shaping the outcome of your case.

2. The full value of your injury matters.

Insurance companies have a reputation for greatly underestimating the impact of injuries on people’s lives. For many law firms, a case concludes once the minimum insurance policy limits are recovered. A firm will simply finalize a settlement and deliver the proceeds to the client and their family. However, a minimum policy of $30,000 usually falls short when it comes to fully covering the actual impact of a vehicle collision on our clients. 

An insurance adjuster’s idea of what full value is for an injury isn’t appropriate, and it’s not what we do here at Daniel Stark. We don’t leave it up to chance or let insurance adjusters dictate the worth of our clients’ cases.

Instead, our team delves deep into the details of our client’s unique story to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. Many of our clients face “invisible” wounds, such as chronic pain, debilitating headaches, and mental health concerns because of a collision. Our clients have also experienced devastating losses — the death of a loved one, the inability to pursue their passions, and more. We fight for full value because we understand the significance of supporting individuals in their most vulnerable moments.

Here’s how we evaluate the full value of a client’s injury:

  1. Getting the full value of a client’s injury is made possible through our meticulous review process, also known as our Full Settlement Value Committee, where dedicated Daniel Stark attorneys come together to determine the complete settlement value of every case we handle. 

This comprehensive review process considers all the pain and hardship our clients endure from a car wreck, including the physical, financial, and emotional suffering they experience.

  1. Another important tool we use to determine the full value of your injury is our Big Case Review. Big Case Review involves experienced Daniel Stark attorneys evaluating cases with a commercial defendant or $250,000 or more in insurance coverage. 

Big Case Review helps us identify opportunities to maximize our clients’ compensation. We leverage resources like life care plans, accident reconstructionists, vocational rehabilitationists, and other experts to demonstrate the full impact of our clients’ suffering.

Fighting for the full value of an injury isn’t just a slogan — it’s a commitment. Our systems and processes enable us to secure significantly more compensation for our clients compared to a basic insurance settlement. 

3. Your story is unique and deserves to be heard. 

Victims of drunk driving crashes need someone to stand up for them, especially for “less obvious” losses. Insurance companies often overlook the emotional distress our clients go through, but the impact of an injury frequently extends far beyond medical expenses or lost wages — it can affect every aspect of your life.

Many of our clients have lost the ability to enjoy activities they once loved, struggle to spend quality time with their families, or endure chronic pain that takes a toll on their emotional wellbeing.

Big insurance companies are incentivized to pay you as little as possible. To them, you’re just a claim number. However, at Daniel Stark, we are dedicated to getting to know you personally, so your case will get the attention it deserves and stand out from others.

The key way we uncover our client’s unique story is in big thanks to Dawson Skow, Daniel Stark Law’s Life Impact Analyst. He spends time with our clients to learn their unique stories, how their injuries have truly affected their lives and wellbeing, and what steps can be taken to aid in their recovery. All this information not only helps us get full value for our clients’ injuries, but it helps them get their lives back to normal faster. 

Here’s how our Life Impact Reviews help our clients get their unique stories heard:

  1. Dawson assesses the impact of injuries on various aspects of our clients’ lives, including finances, relationships, transportation needs, and mental and emotional wellbeing.
  2. Dawson helps identify those in crisis and get them the help they need as soon as possible. These mental and emotional challenges can occur at any time after an injury, typically arising as clients deal with stress from insurance companies, chronic pain, and recovery periods. 
  3. Over the course of multiple sessions with each client, Dawson gathers comprehensive information about their experiences since their injury. This information is then compiled into a detailed report that Daniel Stark attorneys use to tell our clients’ unique stories and present evidence in court if needed.
  4. Dawson assists our clients in referring them as needed to mental health professionals, such as therapists, counselors, psychologists, or psychiatrists. Guiding individuals towards getting the help they need is the most rewarding aspect of Dawson’s job.

We are dedicated to helping our clients live happy and fulfilling lives after car crashes, medical malpractice incidents, or other personal injuries. Our clients’ unique stories are the driving force behind everything we do, and we establish strong connections with them to gain a deep understanding of the emotions and challenges tied to their injuries. Our team forges these bonds with clients, not just as legal advocates, but as friends.

That’s why the Difference is Stark at Daniel Stark.