MY DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS
There are so many lawyers out there that it is sometimes confusing and difficult to find the right lawyer who can truly obtain the results which the law allows. In my representation, I promise and pledge to you:
- To treat you with respect and courtesy.
- To handle your legal matters competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.
- To exercise independent professional judgment on your behalf.
- To charge a reasonable fee and to explain in advance how that fee will be computed and billed.
- To return telephone calls promptly.
- To keep you informed and provide you with copies of important papers.
- To respect your objectives in your case, as permitted by law and the rules of professional conduct, including whether to settle.
- To work with others to make our legal system more accessible and responsive.
- To preserve confidential information disclosed during our lawyer-client relationship.
- To exhibit the highest degree of ethical conduct in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Good personal injury lawyers settle most traffic accident personal injury claims out of court without a trial. However, your legal rights entitle you to have compensation for your loss and pain and suffering determined by a trial by jury, if you so choose. That’s why you need a highly effective personal injury lawyer to represent you who is not afraid to try a case if the need arises. A good lawyer should be experienced, smart, and aggressive. And above all else, a good lawyer should care about you, the client.
You need a lawyer who will be soft on you, but tough on the insurance company. Your lawyer’s representation is important in negotiations with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Insurance companies generally try to settle claims before going to court in order to save on legal costs and avoid the much larger settlements usually awarded by a jury. Insurance companies are not on your side, but I will be. I will protect you and get you what you deserve.
One word of caution: DO NOT SIGN an insurance company release, which might limit the liability incurred by an insurance company, without first consulting your lawyer. DO NOT GIVE a statement to an insurance company or an investigator until you have spoken with your lawyer first.