When our Harris County residents are injured because of another person or party’s negligent actions — or inactions — they are often confused about where to turn for legal help.
Their first question is often, “Isn’t hiring an attorney expensive?” If you are forced out of work by your injuries, paying an attorney is simply out of the question.
That is why our Houston personal injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, takes cases on a contingency basis, so our clients can concentrate on their physical and emotional needs while we focus on their financial recovery.
What Are Contingency Fees?
To bring a personal injury claim against a defendant, including a medical provider or another driver, we must be able to prove that person or party’s negligence led to your injuries.
Our role, as your experienced personal injury attorney in Houston, is to thoroughly investigate your accident and collect the necessary evidence to prove negligence was committed, and your injuries resulted from that principle.
Because determining where the negligence occurred can be complicated, our personal injury lawyer has a vested interest in taking only those cases where we can successfully negotiate a settlement or bring the facts of the accident to try to pursue a jury verdict.
We offer free and immediate initial consultations, so we can assess your case and determine if the evidence from your accident — no matter where it occurred — will produce real results for our clients.
When cases meet our customized standard’s test and the necessary requirements to pursue a personal injury claim in the State of Texas, we will accept the case on a contingency basis, which means our clients pay us nothing until we win their case.
Contingency fees allow many personal injury victims to get the legal representation they need to cover their medical costs, lost wages, and miscellaneous expenses that can quickly become overwhelming without paying for our services first.
Even without paying upfront fees, we can ensure that our clients receive top-quality representation without paying for our experience and skill out of pocket.
How Can I Bring A Personal Injury Claim Against Another in Houston, Texas?
Filing a personal injury claim on your own is going to be incredibly difficult, as the paperwork, evidence, and liability requirements alone can be overwhelming — especially for someone who is severely injured.
The insurance companies are poised to delay, undervalue, or outright deny any claim that crosses their desk, even when your injuries were clearly caused by absolute negligence — like a drunk driver collision that caused your injuries.
Making the Most of a Personal Injury Consultation
Choosing an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case is a significant decision that should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately, the legal system is a slow-moving machine and cases can take several years to completely resolve. Due to the length of this attorney/client relationship, it is important not to settle quickly on the first attorney you meet if it is not a good match.
We suggest taking advantage of a free consultation like the one offered by our firm. In order to make the most out of your consultation, you want to be sure your potential attorney has all the information needed to carefully assess your case.
What You Should Bring to Your Personal Injury Consultation
- Police report. If you were in an accident, most likely there is a police report discussing your injuries and the events leading up to the accident. This information is very valuable to your attorney
- Medical records. Try to obtain all of your medical treatment records before your consultation. You should be able to get these records from your health care providers by signing a simple release. Make sure you get records from all the professionals who have treated you since your accident, including emergency room professionals, primary care physicians, surgeons, chiropractors, and mental or behavioral health providers. This helps provide a full picture to your attorney of the various impacts of your accident
- Medical bills. In order to make an accurate assessment of the value of your case, it is important for your potential attorney to see what you have been billed for and what you have paid in relation to your injuries. Bring all medical bills and/or receipts for your treatment so far
- Paystubs. Bring a few paystubs with you to your consultation to help your attorney calculate potential wage loss or loss of earning capacity claims
- Your questions. You likely have a lot of questions running through you mind about the process of personal injury litigation, the likelihood of recovery, and your potential attorney’s relevant experience. Bring a list of your questions so you don’t forget to ask any during your consultation. You want to leave the meeting feeling like you have a good understanding of your case and what the necessary next steps might be
Keeping these tips in mind, now is a great time to schedule a free consultation with the experienced attorneys at the law firm of Charles J. Argento to discuss your case.
At Charles J. Argento & Associates, our personal injury attorney in Houston is motivated by legal justice and consumer advocacy, which allows us to pursue a broad spectrum of injury cases, ranging from car accident claims to workers’ compensation.
If you have been hurt in an accident of any kind, or have lost a loved one in an accident, you have a lot more to lose by taking your case on yourself. Contact our experienced Houston personal injury attorney today to schedule a free consultation by calling (713) 225-5050 or by contacting us online to discuss your case.