How much are your fees?
Free telephone consultation and free in-person consultation: Once you sign an Attorney-Client Representation Agreement, and we are officially representing you, the Firm typically charges a “Contingent Fee” from 33 1/3% — down to 25% thru trial. If there are any post-trial motions or if there is an appeal by either side, your total fees to us will not exceed 33 1/3% of any recovery. If there is no recovery, you pay no attorneys’ fees but are always responsible for miscellaneous charges, including litigation expenses and court costs.
How does Nolan & Mroz define a “serious personal injury?”
It is severe damage to your body, such as broken bones, herniated discs, brain injuries, eye injuries, torn muscles and tendons in your shoulders or knees, hip fractures, and the ultimate injury – death. Injuries which will probably require surgery, and/or a long period of convalescence and missed time from your employment also qualify. If you are unsure whether your injury constitutes a “serious personal injury,” call us to discuss.
How do I know if I have a case?
Typically, you may be uncertain and that is why we encourage you to contact us after you receive treatment for your injuries. When you use our free telephone consultation, we will ask you questions which will assist us in concluding whether you have a case, i.e., that a potential defendant’s negligence directly caused injuries and damages to you. As an example, if the potential defendant was charged with a traffic offense and you were not, that is optimistic for you.
What preparation should I do before calling you?
It will help us to help you, if you can provide:
- Your, and your employer’s, contact information;
- The date, time and detailed description of the accident and your injuries, and the name of any hospital and/or treating physicians;
- The name, policy number and contact information of your insurance company and insurance agent;
- The number of vehicles insured with your company and the limits of your liability insurance policy and any medical payments coverage;
- The date, time and method of any contact between you and your insurance company and agent, including whether you gave them a recorded or written statement;
- Whether you have any photos of the accident scene, vehicles or injuries;
- The contact information of any potential defendant and whether he was charged with what traffic offense;
- The name, policy number and contact information of his insurance company and agent;
- The date, time and method of any contact between you and his insurance company and agent, including whether you gave them a recorded or written statement;
- The name, badge number and department of any investigating police officer;
- The names and contact information of any witnesses to the event;
- A list of your medical bills and time missed from what employment at what rate of pay;
We expect to discuss many other issues with you during our free telephone consultation, but this will give you a good idea of important facts you should try and obtain.
Should I be careful about posting information about my accident on social media?
YES! Insurance companies will search any social media possible to obtain information which you may unwisely post. Defense counsel will subpoena all information available to them to determine if you may have unwittingly posted incriminating information about your case.
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