Understanding the Attorney-Client Relationship

February 24, 2023

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you might be wondering whether you are entitled to compensation for the costs and damages linked to your injuries. Whether you are entitled to damages in any amount will depend on the circumstances of the accident, in addition to what the evidence proves in terms of your short- and long-term costs associated with your injuries. 

A Boca Raton personal injury lawyer with our firm is available to provide you with a risk-free, cost-free consultation. During your visit, we will provide information on how we can help with your case — so reach out to get started. 

We Will Help You Through Every Step of Your Claim 

The initial process of getting legal assistance after your injury involves reaching out to a local Boca Raton personal injury attorney. The time to do this is as soon as possible after you have received medical treatment for any injuries sustained, as the excitement and adrenaline can sometimes lead to certain injuries being overlooked. 

Collecting compensation for the injuries that resulted from your accident requires the following steps: 

  • Proving the fault of the party that caused the accident,   
  • Collecting evidence to measure and prove your short- and long-term damages, 
  • Including such evidence in a claim, 
  • Filing your claim within the amount of time legally allowed, 
  • Negotiating a fair settlement for your claim with the insurance company, or if a settlement is not possible, 
  • Taking the insurance company and/or responsible party to court to force them to cover your damages. 

Your Boca Raton personal injury attorney will handle every step of this process on your behalf. We start by gathering evidence about the accident or incident that caused your injuries so that we can begin to assemble your case and prove fault. From there we will help you set up follow-up appointments with medical and occupational experts to assess the present and future costs associated with your injuries. 

For example, if you experience a spinal cord injury, the damage to your nerves may worsen over time, leading to increased mobility issues and medical costs, and decreased earnings. If the only evidence of the costs linked to your injuries is an emergency room bill, and that is all you include with your claim, that’s all you’ll be able to collect. To be clear, if you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills in the years to come, those bills would come out of your own household budget. 

Our Attorney Will Step Into Your Shoes 

Gathering evidence and measuring short- and long-term damages is a comprehensive process that takes time and knowledge to complete, and this is where your Boca Raton personal injury lawyer is especially helpful to you and your claim. Once we begin our attorney-client relationship, we step into your shoes and get the ball rolling to ensure your legal rights and options are covered.

To begin, we will enlist experts to gather evidence and use legal instruments like depositions and requests for production to collect more. With our network of medical and occupational experts, we will accurately and completely measure the full damages associated with your injuries by helping you schedule appointments. This evidence is then incorporated into the appropriately formatted claim that we submit on your behalf to the responsible party or, oftentimes, their insurance company. 

Your Attorney Proves Liability and Negotiates for You 

While we won’t go too far into detail, a person who is injured in an accident is generally able to collect compensation when the accident was caused by someone or something else. We help prove the cause of the accident and the amount you are owed. Then we negotiate the best possible settlement with the opposing party. 

If you think personal injury representation and our attorney-client relationship are complex, they are, and you might be wondering how much all of this will cost you. That is one of the first questions we receive from potential new clients during their free initial consultation, and the answer is; Nothing out of pocket, ever. 

Our Contingency Arrangement Means We Both Win 

You often see marketing for personal injury firms that claim “we only win if you win.” That statement simply describes what is known as a contingency fee relationship. Our payment is a percentage of the overall amount that we generate in your settlement or lawsuit, in addition to related fees that we’ll agree upon before getting started. We answer any and all questions you might have about our fee arrangement before getting started in a simple-to-understand, straightforward manner. 

What this means is that the costs of putting together your lawsuit, seeking out professional opinions, and assembling the best possible claim or case cost you nothing out-of-pocket along the way. If, and only if, we win your case, we are paid the agreed-upon percentage out of your earnings. 

We are Motivated to Produce the Maximum Outcome 

Given that our compensation is a percentage of what we generate for you, we are naturally motivated to maximize your settlement. For example, if we agree upon a 50% contingency agreement with a client for their back injury, and we generate a settlement of $700,000, our compensation is $350,000 in addition to reasonable costs. However, if we achieve a settlement of $3 million, our compensation and the client’s will each be approximately $1.5 million after costs. You can trust that we will do everything possible to make sure you get the most out of your settlement. 

Connect with a Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer from The Grife Law Firm 

The experience of going through an accident can leave you feeling uncertain and worried about how to cover the related medical bills and make up for lost earnings. Connecting with your local Boca Raton personal injury attorney provides you with answers, support, and ideally the maximum settlement on your case or claim. 

To learn how The Grife Law Firm can help with your personal injury case, give us a call at 561-998-0770, or visit our site to schedule a consultation.