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 Commercial Vehicle 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.
Bryan Fisher is lead trial attorney for Fisher Injury Lawyers. In over 23 years as an injury and disability lawyer, he has recovered over $100,000,000.00 in settlements, judgements and verdicts for his clients (excluding class action wins). During that time, he has secured both jury verdicts and bench (judge demonstrating his expertise as a trial attorney practicing before juries and judges. His record speaks for itself and is unmatched in this area. Despite his success, Fisher works each day to perfect his skills and expertise as a personal injury and disability lawyer to better serve his clients. Bryan Fisher is licensed in Louisiana and Texas and represents clients across the United States on a pro hac vice basis. He maintains offices in Baton Rouge, LA (in the shadows of Tiger Stadium), Arlington, TX (in the shadows of Texas Stadium) and New York City, NY (in the heart of Manhattan). At any given time, he is prosecuting cases for his clients from California to New York.
Chris Day is an attorney-engineer at Fisher Injury Lawyers. He is a graduate of the Paul Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and is licensed to practice in all Courts in the State of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit.
Prior to attending law school, Chris Day received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2008. Chris continues his involvement in engineering by maintaining his membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His knowledge and proficiency in that field give him a unique and specialized expertise and point of view that are rare in the legal arena. He is uniquely qualified to handle cases involving complex legal issues such as multi-vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, defective product injuries, and heavy equipment accidents. Moreover, his engineering education and expertise give him an advantage over less educated competition. In 2015, in just his fourth year practicing law, Chris accomplished a rare feat in convincing the First Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a final judgment dismissal of a workers compensation claim.
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.