Absolutely not. All initial consultations are free. You should not be asked to pay a personal injury attorney a fee for meeting with you to determine whether you have a case.
What Is A Contingency Fee?
A contingency fee is a fee paid to the attorney if there is a positive outcome to your case. Personal injury attorneys only get paid if you get paid, whether through a settlement of your claims, or after a trial that results in a verdict in your favor.
What If I Don't Have My Medical Records?
You don't need to be able to provide your medical records. You can complete medical authorizations allowing the office to request and access your medical records. You have enough you are thinking about. Let me make the requests and follow-up on them for you.
What If I Don't Have My Automobile Accident Report? What If I Don't Know My Policy Limits?
Please bring as much information as you have to an initial meeting. If you have the accident exchange form you were given by the police agency, you likely have everything I need to get access to the police accident report when it becomes available.
If you don't know your own automobile policy limits, please call your automobile agent and ask for a copy of your Declarations Page.
What If I Am Unable To Get To Your Office?
If your injuries prevent you from being able to come in to the office for a meeting, please do not hesitate to reach out. We can discuss options to meet in another convenient location.
Where Can I Park? Is The Office Handicapped Accessible?
The office is located in an office park complex. There is plenty of free parking for all visitors and handicapped parking right outside the building's front door. The office is fully handicapped accessible and just steps away from where you will exit the elevator.
My case involves a school district, town or municipal entity. Does that change anything?
Yes. There will be specific notice provisions required and much shorter time limitations within which to bring your case. Failure to meet these requirements can mean the claims can be barred forever. If you have reason to believe the potential defendant in your action is the school district, town or another municipal entity, please call well before 90 days of your accident so I have time to review your case and determine whether I can help you.
I have photographs, should I send them to you?
Yes. A picture is worth a thousand words. Your photos of the place where your accident took place, the damage to your vehicle, or your injuries are very helpful when reviewing your case. Please maintain the photographs on your computer, tablet, mobile device or online storage account and do not edit them in any way. We can look through them together and discuss your claims in more detail. Photographs can be sent via email, on a jump drive, or you can bring the photographs with you to a meeting. Where possible, it is helpful to have them in advance on our in person meeting so we can be efficient.
Is it okay to post about my injuries or the accident on social media?
No, it is not recommended. Once you put materials online in any form, it is difficult to maintain the privacy of your communications. It is difficult to argue that the information was meant to be private when most online posts ultimately share the information with countless others. If you have already done it, do not change or alter posts in any way. If you have not posted, don't. Check and ensure that your online account privacy settings are on.
My injury isn't permanent or I don't know if my injury will be permanent, does that mean I don't have a case?
No. Your injury is life changing to you. Permanency is just one factor that can affect the potential value of your claims, but that fact, alone, does not determine whether you have a case to pursue.