Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost to hire a New Orleans personal injury lawyer? 

There are no up-front costs to hire our law firm to represent you. If you retain our personal injury law firm, we will proceed on a contingency fee basis, which our fee is contingent upon your recovery.  If you don’t win your case and receive the compensation you will never have to pay us.  

What is a contingency fee?

A fee is considered to be a “contingency fee” when it depends on, or is contingent upon, a lawsuit being successful. If our law firm represents you and you receive compensation either through a settlement, court order or jury verdict we will charge a percentage of the amount awarded. The contingency fee percentage is determined in the beginning of our representation.  If your lawsuit is not successful, and you do not receive any monetary compensation, you owe our law firm nothing.

What should I do after a maritime accident?

The most important thing to do after a maritime accident is to seek medical attention for yourself as well as any other injured parties. Once everyone is safe, it is important to report the accident to authorities and if possible, to take photographs of any injuries as well as the scene of the accident. This information can prove vital to your case later. Then, contact our firm to discuss your case with a New Orleans personal injury lawyer.

Should I talk to the lawyer for the other party or anyone from the insurance company after my accident?

When you have been involved in an accident, it is not unusual for a representative from the insurance company to contact you for a statement or other information. As innocent as their questions may seem, it is best practice to refer them to your attorney. This applies to the attorneys representing the other party as well. The main objective of contacting you is to find a way to prevent you from recovering any compensation you may be owed. Attorney Tom Shlosman is a New Orleans personal injury lawyer adept at recognizing these inquiries for what they are and ensuring you retain your legal rights.

Is my consultation really free?

Your initial consultation with our New Orleans personal injury lawyer really is free. Your consultation is an opportunity for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you and the particulars of your case. 

Will I work directly with a New Orleans personal injury lawyer?

If you retain our law firm, you will work directly with a New Orleans personal injury lawyer that you are able to meet with face-to-face. Louisiana law can be tricky to attorneys not experienced with practicing in our state, and retaining an attorney familiar with how the Louisiana judicial system operates is key to being successful in your lawsuit.

Where do you accept personal Injury cases?

Our law firm has represented clients nationwide.