During the three decades of legal work representing hundreds of individuals and families from all backgrounds and a wide variety of nationalities, I have learned that keeping the client well informed is essential to a successful attorney-client relationship. In other words, the more YOU the client understand about YOUR claim or lawsuit, the easier and better the communication necessary to achieve a successful outcome.
I learned early in my career that no matter how skilled the lawyers involved in the case, the one that usually prevails is the one who is best prepared. There are no short cuts in the process to thoroughly investigate, prepare, and bring your case to a successful conclusion, whether through a trial, mediation, or a successful settlement.
Many law firms with prestigious attorneys will interview potential clients and sign-up the case, but thereafter you may not see the principal of the law firm involved in your case. At Fogel Law Offices, you will meet me on day one, and I will be involved with you and your case throughout the process.
I do not accept or prosecute "frivolous" cases. Our fees are "contingent" fees. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. Therefore, it would be very foolish to expend hundreds of hours to pursue a claim that is without merit.
We provide free consultations. I will meet with you and obtain the basic information about your potential claim. Important medical and other records will be obtained and thoroughly reviewed. In many cases, it is necessary to have an expert medical consultant review the materials with me to provide advice and resource information to assist in evaluating the claim. I promise that the consultation and evaluation will be prompt and thorough.
Cases can be very expensive to investigate, prepare and try in our Courts. Many cases require expert testimony - possibly an engineer, a medical expert or treating physicians, and often an economist. A significant injury claim can have case expenses ranging from $5,000.00 to $100,000.00, or more. Fogel Law Offices pays those expenses during the case and is reimbursed out of any recovery.
Many of our cases are referred by other attorneys who do not practice in the same area of law that we do. For example, a real estate or divorce attorney will have a client with a potential case, and rather than handle the case, it will be referred to our Offices. We do pay a referral fee to the referring attorney, who will remain responsible for the case even though our Offices will be the primary attorneys representing you. The fee is usually a percentage of the single attorney fee. There are no additional fees where a referring attorney is involved.