The Attorney/Client Relationship

Nov
10

The Contingency Fee Contract

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So many times, you hear personal injury attorneys use the phrase “No Fees Unless You Collect.” or, “No Attorney Fees until You Recover.”  But what does this really mean?  What is being described is an attorney contingency fee contract, and here is how is works…. How a Contingency Fee Contract works. The typical contingency fee […]

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Apr
15

How to Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney.

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Once you have been in some sort of accident where you sustained an injury, finding the right injury lawyer for your case is the most important decision you will make.  With all the television commercials and internet sites, you can become overwhelmed.  But the right lawyer for you means finding one that you know will […]

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Dec
16

The “Google Attorney”

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Since I have starting practicing personal injury law in 1994, the internet was still in development.  Now, the internet has become so common that it has effected the way we run our everyday lives.  With the explosion of the wealth of information on the web, people feel empowered to handle their own claims by researching […]

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Dallas attorney, Robert C. Slim, announces that he has made some major revisions to the terms of his contingency fee contracts in personal injury cases.  The most significant revision was the “Lower-Fee Guarantee.”  So many times, personal injury attorneys enforce their contingency fees without due regard for the net recovery of the client.  Under this […]

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Mar
03

Letter to a Personal Injury Attorney

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Being a personal injury attorney can have its drawbacks.  Many view these lawyers as incredulous and sleezy.  But helping those who cannot help themselves has its benefits and can be very rewarding.  For example, I recently received an email from a client that I would like to share.  It is one of the most touching testimonials […]

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Feb
19

Can I Drop My Lawyer?

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Many potential clients have consulted with me while they are represented by another lawyer.  Of course, they ask me:  Can I drop my current lawyer?  The simple answer is “yes.”  You can always fire your current lawyer.  The bigger issue is how you should go about it.  The typical Dallas personal injury lawyer  take cases on […]

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Jan
18

The Role of the Personal Injury Attorney

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As a Dallas personal injury attorney since 1994, I have listened to my clients over the years and learned what they expect from their attorney.  Here are a few things that a personal injury attorney should recognize as their role in representing a client. Good Communication.  When a client hires an attorney to present them […]

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Jan
11

Don’t Represent Yourself

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In my years as a Dallas personal injury lawyer, I have seen many good cases go wrong because the injured person decides to handle the case themselves.  This usually ends up being a very costly mistake.  Practicing law is not an easy task.  The law is a very complicated and intertwined study.  Unless you are […]

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Jan
18

Client Communication

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A client, or potential client, must be able to consult directly with the attorney.  If you are the victim of an accident or other personal injury, you are probably confused by this unforeseen event.  At this critical point, good client communication is very important.  I have been practicing personal injury litigation in the Dallas and […]

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Dec
17

Personal Injury Lawyers Paying for Cases.

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As a personal injury attorney and car accident lawyer in the Dallas / Fort Worth area since 1994, I have had people call me and ask if I would be willing to pay money for new case referrals.  My answer has always been, and will always be, “No!”  Why?  Because the practice of paying for cases […]

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Nov
01

The "High-Volume" Personal Injury Law Firm?

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A lawyer-client relationship is a personal one.  In the Dallas / Fort Worth area, like many other large cities in the United States, there are many personal injury and car accident law firms that strive to sign up as many cases as possible.  Some of those “high-volume” law firms spend millions of dollars per year […]

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