Q: When should I contact an attorney if I've been injured?
Q: Must I actually bring a law suit if I seek legal counsel for my personal injuries?
Q: Will it cost me money to speak with a lawyer about my situation?
A: As soon as possible. If insurance is involved you must be made aware of the insurer's position and duties. Understand whether the insurer is working for your, or someone else's, interest. Current, relevant information is mandatory to be fully informed.
A: Seeking a resolution to the matter without litigation is usually most desirable. Taking steps to protect your legal position sometimes will not require litigating in court. A law suit is usually the last resource, but there should you need it to ensure your rights under the law. A good lawyer will advise you of your choices.
A: At the Law Offices of Shannon P. Dean you will receive an initial consultation about your circumstances without any charge to you. Should you decide you want legal representation and Shannon Dean takes your case, a reasonable fee arrangement can be made. Most personal injury case require no attorney fees be paid until, and only if, a recovery is received for your injuries. This is called a contingency fee agreement. Attorneys draft these types of fee agreements differently and all are negotiable. Shannon Dean, Esq. will inform you of the different terms attorneys use, as they can greatly reduce the actual recovery you realize if drafted in the attorney's sole favor. Remember, it's a contract and you should be fully informed about your financial agreement.