- Medical Records: If you were injured in any substantive way, you likely sought medical help either from a doctor, clinic, or emergency care facility. In either case, the medical provider should have given you records on what procedures were performed, the cost of your care, and contacts for the medical professionals who treated you. You may need to sign a release to get these records, but you have a right to them.
- Receipts: If you claim expenses related to your injuries that you’ve paid, you need to bring those receipts.
- Correspondence With the Other Party: If the person who injured you has sent you voicemails, emails, letters, or even text or Facebook messages, bring a copy or recording to your consultation. This is especially important for any settlement offers.
- Police Report: You may have a police report associated with your injuries, and you need to give that information to your attorney. You should be able to obtain a police report before you come to the consultation.
- Insurance Policy Information: Your attorney can help you determine what is and isn’t covered by your insurance policies, but only if you bring your policy information with you.
- Paystubs: Did your accident cause you to miss work or permanently diminish your earning capacity? You need to bring prior pay stubs to allow your attorney to properly calculate your potential damages.
- Legal-Looking Documents: You may have been “served” with a complaint by another party or even sent a cease-and-desist notice on a law firm’s letterhead. Make sure to bring these documents as well, as your attorney will want to know why certain parties are suing or threatening to sue you.
Before you show up to your appointment double check to ensure you have all necessary information and forms with you to make your appointment go smoothly.
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A contingency fee is a type of payment arrangement commonly used in legal matters, where an attorney or law firm agrees to represent a client and be compensated only if the client wins or settles the case. In other words, the attorney’s fee is contingent upon the successful outcome of the case or the amount of financial recovery obtained on behalf of the client.
The advantage of a contingency fee arrangement is that it allows individuals who may not have the financial means to pay for legal representation upfront to access legal services. It also aligns the interests of the attorney and the client, as both parties have a vested interest in achieving a favorable outcome. If the case is unsuccessful or no recovery is obtained, the client is generally not responsible for paying the attorney’s fee, although they may still be responsible for other legal costs such as court fees or expenses.
Contingency fees are most commonly used in personal injury cases, where individuals seek compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of another party. However, they may also be utilized in other types of civil litigation, such as medical malpractice, product liability, or employment discrimination cases. It’s important to note that contingency fee arrangements may be subject to specific regulations and limitations depending on the jurisdiction, so it’s advisable to consult with a legal professional for guidance in specific situations.
Working With a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer for Financial Compensation
It’s essential to set the right expectations when working with a personal injury attorney. At the onset, you want your lawyer to set the tone and help you get a sense of how much your case might be worth. While there are no guarantees, understanding the end goal will help you, as the injured party, work through the ups and downs that will inevitably happen in the case.
Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Texas Personal Injury Attorney
Attorney Fuller is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing a wide range of clients. This includes individuals who have suffered an injury due to another’s actions, individuals facing criminal charges, those who have been arrested for DWI, individuals who have found themselves in a civil litigation dispute, and those looking for legal guidance in business.
After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.
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