On January 07, 2006, I, Tina Anguiano, was involved in a major rear end collision which resulted in serious injuries. Because I did not cause the accident, I assumed I would not need a lawyer, and the insurance adjuster would fairly settle my case because I was in good hands. When I attempted to settle my case on my own, I thought I had all the materials necessary to support my receiving a reasonable settlement. I had acquired $30,000 in medical treatments; however, not knowing the legal procedures made dealing with the adjuster very difficult and stressful.The adjuster offered me $17,000 to settle. When I explained why I disagreed with his decision, he said I had the option of hiring a lawyer, but that no lawyer would accept my case and if a lawyer did accept the case $17,000 would still be the highest amount that would be offered. During this same phone conversation the adjuster said that if the case went to court, they would disclose all of my medical records (even records about a pap smear, which had nothing to do with the car accident) and the jurors would not be sympathetic towards me. This made me feel manipulated, embarrassed and violated.Since I was being pressured to settle for an amount that I considered unfair, I decided to consult a personal injury attorney to discuss my issues.I was extremely fortunate and thankful that Shari Nokes accepted my case.Nokes & Nokes has been priceless to my case. Shari and Beau are trustworthy, proficient; they are have years of experience in their field. They were always interested in my case. They familiarized themselves with all the details of my case, and properly handled it by making excellent recommendations.Before the lawsuit was even filed, Shari maintained frequent contact and I was kept up to date on all court arrangements and outcomes. Every phone call and every email was answered. My case was extremely strong because my attorney devoted lots of time and energy to it.I will forever be grateful for the hard work and time that was put towards my case. It was amazing to see how knowledgeable my attorney was about the specifics of my case.When my lawsuit was filed, Shari and Beau were opposed by a number of defense attorneys. I felt like my case was made stronger because my attorneys were confident, aggressive, and did extensive research on every issue.During these difficult and emotional times my attorneys were my closest advisors; They were aggressive towards the defense attorneys, but understanding, and patient towards me. They made me feel comfortable during our sit-downs when we discussed my case. They were available 24/7 to answer my questions. Once on a Sunday evening, I called panicky, scared & emotional because I realized I was being followed by someone from the defense. My attorney calmed me down and advised me on the best possible solution.During the trial of my case Beau was active, knowledgeable, and interested. He listened; he wrote down every detail, and he built a very strong case.Nokes & Nokes made all the right decisions and they got me a reimbursement that was beyond my wildest dreams. The total judgment payoff for my case was $143,501.27 which is $126,501.27 more than what I was offered by the Allstate adjuster.After we won the court battle and we were walking out of the courtroom, the defense attorney acknowledged my attorney’s high level of expertise by telling me that I had a great attorney.