What should you ask you lawyer if you were involved in a car accident in Austin?
I would start with asking your lawyer the following questions:
-Is your firm based out of Austin? Be certain that your lawyer has a vested interest in you and your hometown. At Funk & Associates, our offices and all our employee’s homes are in Austin.
-Will I be dealing with a paralegal or a lawyer? At Funk & Associates, you will be assigned an experienced personal injury lawyer and you will be in direct contact with him throughout the entirety of your injury case.
-What is the value of my case? If any lawyer answers this question…Be careful. Be very careful. There is no way to predict the value of your case until the case is close to settlement. There are approximately 100 variables that determine the value of your case; anyone who tells you what your case is worth, is simply guessing. The best answer: As much as we can get! When you hire an attorney on a contingency basis, the more we get paid, the more you get paid.
-Do you have doctors that I can see under a Letter of Protection? At Funk & Associates we can send you to a qualified chiropractor, physical therapist, orthopedist, general practice physician, or surgeon to diagnose and treat your injuries. These doctor visits are repaid out of the settlement proceeds.
-Do I have a case which warrants a lawyer? If you are not at fault in a car accident, insurance exists, and your are hurt; you need a lawyer! Call Funk & Associates now!
All expenses associated with your case, from investigation through trial, are advanced by us, and ONLY in the event of a recovery are client expenses deducted from the total recovery. Medical bills incurred by client remain client’s sole responsibility.