I met with personal injury attorneys, but how do I choose? Or find someone else? Some concerns:
(1) Court shy. The best 2 vetted my case, but declined because they believed litigation would be required. It was nice for them to say I have a case, and to provide their research materials for who I choose.
(2) Not a contingency agreement. Agreements had fees on top of contingency. Also the attorney received priority. I prefer all medical is paid first, and then 1/3 is attorney's payment with normal fees included.
(3) Most attorneys focused on loss of income, but I work in a creative, international field, so proof of income is difficult and varies between years. I believe medical, disfigurement, etc. would be easier to demonstrate.
These cases can be difficult. I havent seen the glass and layout of the store where you were hurt. Hopefully they havent moved things around or added things to the glass. I hope you got photos at or about the time of the incident. If you dont have substantial damages which are provable, it will be hard to find an atty who will litigate this, as litigation takes a lot of time and costs. You may need a human factors and or safety engineer expert (s). This is in addition to the requisite doctor that will have to come to trial if it gets that far. If you have a tough wage loss, it may also require an expert.
You dont say how bad the injury is, Paswell had a broken nose. You also dont say how much your medical bills are (the amount actually paid by your ins if you had medical ins). On top of that, you want the atty fees to come out after your medical bills? Not likely to find anyone who will agree to that. That would be a very unusual fee agreement. Dont be surprised if you are having trouble finding a good atty on the terms you express here. Good luck in your search.
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