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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s no simple answer for how much lawyers charge or for how much a settlement will bring. We handle most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until the case is settled, and then payment is based on a percentage of the settlement. This percentage is negotiated with you before we begin to represent you. In other cases, we charge an hourly fee for our services. The facts and circumstances of each case are unique, but you will never be surprised by our fees. We will always discuss our charges prior to undertaking any work on your behalf.
The Snow Law Firm is aggressive in resolving your case and will do so as soon as it is prudent. There may be circumstances that require a delay, due to witness or judge availability. We will always work with you to set a timeline and expectations for resolution.
Remember, you’re talking to an attorney because you need to protect your rights. But you can take a few important steps on your own before you speak to us.

  • Don’t talk to the other side
  • Clear your schedule for the first meeting with us
  • Write down as much as you can about the incident, your injuries and any other losses (such as wages) you’ve suffered as a result.
  • Make notes of conversations that you have with people involved in the accident or the injury claim
  • Collect physical evidence and take photographs when possible to preserve evidence of who caused the accident and what damage was done
  • Locate people who witnessed the accident and who might be able to help you prove your case
We’ve provided a number of helpful websites where you’ll find glossaries, records, information and more. Please visit our Resources page for additional information.
A lawyer provides peace of mind, not to mention expertise and access to information and legal tools you may not have. Your lawyer’s first priority is to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. Secondly, we can help you make the most of your case’s outcome.
In short: Yes. Taking action quickly can protect evidence, ensure witnesses are contacted and help you better recall memories of the events that led to your legal action. Plus, there are deadlines and statues of limitations for some legal actions, so a delay could jeopardize your ability to act.
Your lawyer should be the primary person working on your behalf with the insurance company. You’ve hired a professional to oversee your rights and responsibilities, just as the insurance company has hired professionals to oversee their rights and responsibilities. It’s best to let the experts handle the details.
If you’ve been contacted about a pending class action suit, it’s best to follow the directions included in the notices. While The Snow Law Firm can represent your interests in such actions, it is not our main area of activity.