MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS
Make no mistake: personal injury cases can be very complicated. With so much on the line, including physical, emotional, and financial recovery, we understand the importance of making sure people are educated on their rights and responsibilities in the event of a preventable injury. That’s the only way to come out ahead.
We are not interested in taking advantage of people whose lives have already been disrupted. We are not interested in pressuring people to hire a lawyer when they might not need one. We are interested in helping injured people get the information they need to start making informed decisions, and develop a strategy that helps ensure the best possible outcome with the least amount of stress.
AARON VON FLATERN
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What should I expect out of a phone call with FVF Law?
First and foremost, we are interested in hearing about your concerns, and finding out what you seek to accomplish by talking with or hiring a personal injury lawyer. By understanding your needs, we can determine whether we recommend you a hire lawyer, and whether our firm is a good fit for you. Once we understand your needs, we will take the time to make sure you are educated on your rights and responsibilities so you can make informed decisions moving forward, with or without us.
Our standard phone consultation takes approximately thirty minutes. During the consultation, we want to learn:
-The circumstances surrounding your injury or wrongful death claim;
-What medical care, if any, you’ve received so far;
-What your diagnoses or symptoms are;
-What insurance companies, if any, are involved, including auto insurance (if applicable), commercial liability insurance, and health insurance; and
-What your immediate concerns are.
Once we have that basic information, we will take the time to educate you on at least the following:
-Options for obtaining additional medical care;
-Options for handling any medical bills you’ve received so far;
-Options for handling any future medical costs you might require because of your injuries;
-Options for handling insurance companies and adjusters;
-Options for handling lost income;
-What benefits you might have available from your own insurance policies;
-How personal injury lawyers are compensated for their efforts; and
-Whether we believe we can add value to your case and, if so, how.
We will not pressure you to hire us, and will give you an honest assessment of whether we believe hiring a personal injury attorney is in your best interest.
How much does a phone consultation cost?
Nothing. We do not charge for a phone consultation, and will never ask you to pay us a retainer or an hourly rate. If, however, you agree to become an FVF Law client, we will get paid on a contingency fee basis. This means FVF Law will be paid a percentage of what we are able to recover on your behalf from the insurance companies. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining a recovery for you, we do not get paid. You only stand to benefit by contacting us.
What documents or information do I need to have before I call?
It is not necessary for you to have any information before you call, except for the very basic facts of the situation. We will gather as much information as we can and provide as much guidance as we can under the circumstances. Since every case is different, we never know exactly what information or documents will be helpful, so we are happy to take it one step at a time. However, any of the following information can be very helpful:
-photographs and/or video of where the incident occurred, vehicles involved (if any), and physical injuries;
-the types and amounts of insurance coverage you have, such as Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Personal Injury Protection;
-police report and any other law enforcement investigative materials;
-medical bills, medical records, or receipts for medical supplies;
-your health insurance information;
-information for any insurance companies that are involved; and
It is common for us to gather this information after our consultation, and you should not feel it is necessary to have any or all of this information before you contact us.