Mascara Law Firm, P.A. FAQ
Do I need an attorney to handle my personal injury case?
Personal injuries can be devastating to both your health and your wealth. To handle your case, it’s at least advised you consult with a personal injury attorney who can help you figure out your best course of action. At Mascara Law Firm, P.A., we provide free consultations to ensure our clients get the guidance they need. Don’t hesitate to call (561) 372-6586 to schedule your free consultation today.
How can I ensure that I receive the most cost-effective services from an attorney?
Ask an attorney for a written agreement of fees for clarity on projected costs. When communicating with your lawyer either by phone, email, or in person, plan your questions in advance and limit conversation to the immediate legal matter at hand. Ask an attorney whether arbitration or mediation is possible to avoid more costly litigation proceedings. Inform your attorney of your budget and work around that figure or look for a competent lawyer who provides a payment plan.
Mascara Law Firm, P.A. provides detailed cost assessments and legal services tailored to the client’s needs. We offer upfront advice and transparent pricing to ensure each client feels confident in my services. You should look for that in any lawyer—no matter their field of expertise.
Does consulting an attorney mean my case will automatically go to court?
Not necessarily. An attorney can find ways to settle your case without the rigmarole of going to court. Selecting the most appropriate attorney can provide you with qualified access to alternate dispute-resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation.
An experienced attorney will do everything possible to settle your case outside of trial to save you time and money on court fees. That said, they should also be prepared to go to court if needed to get you the best possible outcome. Your attorney will work with you to determine your best course of action so you know whether to pursue litigation or find some other way to settle the case.
What does a criminal defense lawyer do?
A criminal defense lawyer defends clients charged with a crime. Criminal defense lawyers research, investigate, and negotiate to ensure their clients have a fair chance when facing prosecution.
A criminal defense lawyer can represent their client in criminal court, but it doesn’t always have to go to trial. The lawyer may negotiate a deal with the prosecution to get their client a better outcome. Such a deal could include reducing charges, lowering the sentence term, or reducing bail.
Criminal defense lawyers can either work for the public (court-appointed) or work within a private practice. A public defense lawyer is often called a public defender.
Should I speak to the insurance company immediately following an accident where I have been injured?
Insurance companies are focused on defending their own best interests—speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect yours. Before making any statement to an insurance company, your attorney will help you correctly prepare a legal statement regarding the specific facts of an accident and assist you with a detailed report of your injuries.