No. If you want, you can take it home with you, sign it and send it in or drop it off later. (As long as the statute of limitations is not a factor.)
And I don’t want you to feel as though I pressured you to sign.
Usually, you come down to see me because you wan to know what I look and sound like, whether you think you can work with me, what I think of your lawsuit, and – nearly always – how long it will take before I can settle your lawsuit.
I tell you about myself. I look at the papers you bring down, and listen to as much as you feel comfortable telling me. I want you to feel comfortable talking to me.
(More on listening in a separate blog. I think I am good, but no one is as good as they think they are.)
I tell you what my fee is and how it is calculated.
I try to answer every question as much as I can, and as honestly as I can. There are usually a lot of questions that I cannot answer, and that no honest lawyer can answer. The reason I cannot answer is because I don’t have access to all your medical records, and I don’t know what the other side knows or is thinking.
I usually have a fee agreement, and medical authorizations printed out in advance. Most people sign right away – they want to be able to get started, they don’t want to come back to my office again (they don’t really have to – they can fax, mail or scan and email their signature), and they don’t want to talk to the other driver’s insurance any more. And signing fixes all that.
Some people take their agreements home with them. And that is fine. I want you to feel secure that you have chosen the best lawyer for your needs you can find. And you won’t feel that way if you think you were pressured.
It’s only good for me if it’s good for you.
Finally, I’m able to meet most of the people I work for anywhere in the Greater Cincinnati area.
If you want to know more about how this works, call me, Bill Strubbe, a Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorney. My phone is 513-621-4775. There is no charge for talking to me.
Other lawyers refer their clients to me. And if you decide you‘d rather hire someone else, that’s OK.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.