Someone caused you injury.
You have mounting medical bills. Insurance companies are calling you.
You cannot work because you are injured.
Should you call an attorney? Yes, call YD.
Dennis or Eleana will have an initial phone conference with you to determine whether you need legal representation.
You will meet with an attorney and be asked to sign a contingency fee agreement. This means that you do not owe any money for the attorney's time to work on your case until there is a recovery for you.
Make sure you understand the contract. Case expenses are different than the legal fee. In some cases, you may be responsible for the expenses in your case, such as court costs, obtaining medical records, or expert fees.
We will do preliminary investigation of your case by reviewing relevant records, hiring experts that will help with your case.
Our paralegal Cheryl is here to assist you, if we are unavailable. You can always reach us by email as well.
Once you are done with your medical treatment and have reached maximum medical improvement, we will prepare a settlement package to submit to the insurance company.
We will attempt to negotiate the best settlement for you. If we cannot reach an agreement with the insurance company, we will discuss whether filing a lawsuit is the right course of action in your case.
If we are successful in negotiating a settlement, we will distribute the settlement funds to ensure that all of the liens in your case are paid in full. You need to make sure you understand terms such as "liens" and "subrogation", because your net recovery will be affected.
Trust is the most important element of an attorney client relationship. Make sure that you trust the attorneys that you hire.