|Your Legal Options
Anyone who has suffered a spinal cord injury or serious back injury should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to determine their legal rights. There is no charge or commitment for such a consultation. An accident that may appear to be no ones fault or your own fault could still result in economic recovery for you.
Never assume that legal consultation would be a waste of time, or would cost you money. No matter how you feel today, you should seek legal advice. You may be unaware of all the factors contributing to your accident. The liability of other parties - vehicle manufacturers and pool installers, property managers and others - can be a complicated point of law. And if you wait too long, it will be too late to pursue your case.
Most lawyers do not charge a fee for the initial conference and review. And almost all trial lawyers work on a "contingent fee" basis, where the attorney receives a percentage of the award as a fee. If the lawsuit is not won, there is no legal fee.
Since someone else's negligence may be partly responsible for your injury, you need more information on your legal options. You should contact a qualified attorney specializing in spinal cord injuries.
Selecting An Attorney
Ron Gilbert, chairman of
FSCIPCC, is an attorney that specializes in spinal cord injury cases, having helped
victims in 35 states. Because many of his clients cannot easily travel, Ron Gilbert visits
each personally, providing support, information and referrals to help his clients in all
aspects of their lives. If you have questions regarding your legal options or the
selection of an attorney, Ron Gilbert will provide you with free professional counsel
based on his nearly 20 years of experience with these types of cases. He can be reached
toll free at 1-800-342-0330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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