FAQs about personal injury legal cases
Do I have a case?
Whether or not you have a potential case is a question that can only be answered by an attorney after you speak with him and he has a chance to hear everything that you have to say about your potential case and evaluate any and all potential evidence that in his opinion is pertinent to the matter. If you have been involved in an accident, please call Thomas Sokat immediately for a FREE CONSULTATION.
How do I compensate you?
The simple answer is NO RECOVERY, NO FEE.
If after speaking about your case we agree to move forward, we will together review the terms of a contingency fee agreement and execute it if we both agree to its terms. Under the terms of our contingency fee agreement, The Law Office of Thomas Sokat will only get paid for their services out of any recovery made from your case. If there is no recovery, then you will not owe any funds to the Law Office of Thomas Sokat.
How much do I compensate you for your services under the contingency fee agreement?
Depending on the case and/or client, the contingency fee of The Law Office of Thomas Sokat usually ranges from 25% of the gross recovery to 33% of the gross recovery. The amount of the fee is clearly stated in the contract and will be discussed with you before the contract is signed. If there is no recovery, then there is no fee for the services.
How do I compensate you for the expenses that you incur while prosecuting my case?
Under the terms of the contingency fee agreement, your attorney shall advance all costs that he believes are necessary to properly resolve your case or claim.Those expenses are only reimbursed out of any recovery. If there is no recovery, then you will not be responsible to your attorney for any fees or costs advanced by him.
What services will you provide to me as my attorney?
If we decide to and do enter into a contingency fee agreement, your attorney will investigate and prepare case as necessary in his professional judgment and carry on any negotiations for settlement that you authorize. In the event that we agree that it is necessary and appropriate to file a lawsuit in order for you to obtain fair compensation, your attorney will prepare and file all necessary court documents on your behalf and conduct what is known as discovery before trial and attend all court proceedings involved in your case. All other services and terms of our attorney-client relationship are clearly and plainly stated in the contingency fee agreement.
Don’t know if you need personal injury attorney?There’s no cost to find out. Please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free consultation and to get the compensation that you deserve.