Evaluating and hiring an injury attorney usually involves a initial consultation, which most attorneys provide free of charge. Many attorneys also provide free transportation to and from their offices, to make the process as convenient as possible for the client.
During the initial consultation, your attorney will want to collect as much information as possible relating to the incident surrounding your accident or injury. This includes information regarding your medical treatment, who was involved in the accident, any witnesses, your insurance coverage, as well as thorough information about circumstances that resulted in your accident or injury. The attorney will also usually discuss the costs of the case and the legal fees that you can expect.
After you choose an attorney and have signed a retainer contract, they will begin investigating your case in a process called "discovery." There are 3 forms of discovery - written, document production and depositions.
Written discovery involves Interrogatories, which are just questions about the facts of your case. Document discovery is the gathering of any documents related to your case, electronic or printed. Any party has the right to see documents that are related to a case. Depositions are sworn statements, and you can likely expect to be deposed to get the facts.
Settlement is when the person who is filing the lawsuit agrees not to pursue legal action in return for an agreed upon amount of money. Most lawsuits end in settlement. In deciding whether or not to settle, there are many factors to consider:
Hiring the right Personal Injury Accident Attorney for you and your case is extremely important. The fact is that if you make the wrong choice, you may not only suffer the disappointment of losing your case or settling for too little money – you could also suffer financial problems for years if you are unable to support your family due to your injuries.
At Fisher Injury Lawyers, we offer you a proven team of attorneys with an impressive record of winning fair compensation for our clients. However, we are providing you with the following information to help ensure that you always choose the best lawyer to meet your specific needs.
If you ever suffer an injury due to the negligence of others, there are certain basic things that you should and should not do immediately following the accident.
Clifford Tucker represents people and their families who have been hurt or experienced a death by carelessness, negligence, and wrongdoing.
Clifford researches the law, gathers evidence, collaborates with experts, and goes to court to build cases that show how the law was broken and the extent of the damage the client suffered. He works closely with clients and their families to build trust and guide them at every step of the case from initial consultation, through discovery, to settlement or trial.
He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey State Courts and in the Eastern District of New York. He was born, raised, and educated in New York. He graduated cum laude and with honors from Brooklyn Law School. He is a tenacious advocate for good people injured in accidents and victims of civil rights violations. His unique experience as an investigator of police misconduct and organized crime allows him to battle any defendant with skill, courage and confidence.