Frequently Asked Questions For Our Alexandria Legal Team
How much do you charge?
Generally, we charge a 1/3 contingency fee which means you will be charged no attorney’s fees until a settlement is reached or a verdict obtained. There are charges associated with obtaining medical records but those have nothing to do with CurcioBergeron. The fee is 1/3 of the settlement amount or verdict amount.
Should I even hire an attorney?
This is entirely up to you. Calling and scheduling a consultation is free. In that consultation our experienced attorneys will advise you on whether representation is necessary.
What makes CurcioBergeron so special?
With over 70 years of experience we know what we are doing. One of the many benefits of hiring competent lawyers is that the lawyers take many of the burdens and questions concerning whether and how to proceed with a claim from the client’s shoulders so that the client and his or her family can address more pressing health and life issues. You can rest assured that CurcioBergeron will keep you informed at all times and will be guided by what is in the best interest of you and your family.
What should I have ready for my intake?
When you call CurcioBergeron for a consultation our diligent staff will take down your contact information and a brief summary of your accident. What we need when taking down accident information is the date and location of the accident, the injuries sustained, whether the police were called, and if in the case of automobile accidents, the other driver was cited for the accident.
What is a declarations page? If it’s not my fault why do you need it?
This is a summary from your insurance company detailing your insurance coverage. Even though the accident was not your fault, in order to know the full extent of coverage available to you, we need to know the particulars of your coverage. The attorneys will explain the coverage you have to best maximize your recovery.
Should I speak with the insurance adjusters before consulting an attorney?
Insurance adjusters will call very soon after an accident to record a statement from you. If possible, deny a statement until you have had time to consult an attorney. Insurance adjusters are trying to “fix” the “problem” with as little compensation to their client as possible. Statements given to them can and will be used out of context, so it is important to consult a lawyer beforehand to know how to avoid pitfalls and language that can be twisted to suit their needs, not yours.
I think my case is too small, should I call anyway?
No case is too small or too large not to call CurcioBergeron. If, after hearing the details of your claim, we feel it would benefit you more to handle the claim yourself, we will advise you on how to proceed. If it is a circumstance where other representation would serve you better, Curcio law will refer you to a reputable attorney who can better serve you. CurcioBergeron puts people first, not just clients.
Do I even have a case?
The lawyers at CurcioBergeron know what must be proved in order to prevail in your case. Our lawyers will take the time to give you an honest assessment of your case. If you’re uncertain about your situation call CurcioBergeron. We will help as much as we are able. However, in the state of Virginia the Contributory Negligence Rule is active which states that if the injured person contributed to an injury to any extent at all, the person who was the main cause of the injury is not liable. If the other driver’s attorney (or his insurance company’s attorney) can demonstrate that you could have done something to prevent the injury, you could be denied any compensation for your suffering and financial losses. Skilled personal injury attorneys can examine the details of your case carefully, and determine whether you need a legal strategy to prevent this injustice.