What will Bayda Disability Law Firm Do?
- How will Bayda Disability Law Firm handle my case?
After initial meetings with you, your Bayda will investigate your claim. This usually requires a review of some or all of the following:
- the insurance policy in issue;
- copies of medical reports;
- copies of any correspondence from the insurance company;
- a review of the appropriate statutory law (laws enacted by the legislature);
- A review of appropriate case law (laws made by judges who interpret statutory law);
Bayda Law Firm will also contact the insurance company which is refusing to pay benefits. After the initial investigation and contact with the insurance company,Bayda Law Firm will maintain contact with you to make sure of the following:
- That you are following the advice of your physicians and other medical practitioners;
- That you are doing your best to improve from your disability;
- That you are keeping track of potential witnesses in your case.
- How can I help Bayda Disability Law Firm with my case?
The following is a list of things that will also help Bayda Law Firm with your claim:
- Return all phone calls promptly to your lawyer;
- Read all correspondence from your lawyer;
- Keep all appointments with medical facilities;
- Keep a list of witnesses who may testify about your disability;
- Notify your lawyer immediately of any change of address, telephone numbers, marital status, change of employment or drastic change in your physical condition;
- Answer all questions posed by your lawyer truthfully and candidly;
- Sign all forms requested by your lawyer.
- Why do I have to sign so many forms?
Doctors, hospitals, employers, and other establishments will not release personal information about you without signed written authorization. It is against the law, in most instances, to release information about a person, to anyone, including your lawyer, without formal documentation. Therefore, your lawyer will ask you to sign such authorization forms which will allow him or her to retrieve important information about you.
- How will Bayda Disability Law Firm be paid and what is a contingency fee agreement?
We represent most clients on a percentage fee basis. This type of arrangement is commonly known a contingency fee. We are one of the few firms that will deal with disability insurance and compensation issues on a percentage basis. Disbursements are covered in advance and no money is required up front. Our firm is paid based on a percentage of the recovery. If there is no recovery there is no charge for legal fees and only out of pocket expenses will be charged to the client. To discuss your case or if you have any specific questions on fees please phone Bayda Disability Law Firm for a free initial consultation.
- What other costs will there be in addition to lawyer’s fees
The fee for your lawyer is compensation for his or her work, time, effort, and expertise. The lawyer’s fee also encompasses certain office overhead such as secretarial time, rent, files, and other built-in costs. However, there are also additional out-of-pocket expenses which are incurred specifically as a result of your case. Some of these expenses include the following:
- Fees that doctors and hospitals charge for medical reports. Such reports may cost anywhere from a few dollars for simple copies to $100.00 or more for reports that have to be written or prepared specifically by your doctor.
- Photocopy charges. Insurance companies require significant numbers of copies of medical bills, medical reports, police reports, witness statements, and lost income information. Your law firm has to pay for these photocopies and you will usually be charged a certain amount for each page of copy.
- Long distance telephone calls. If long distance telephone calls are required, you will probably have to reimburse your lawyer for the actual cost of each call.
- Reports of experts. Reports from experts other than physicians may be required in your case and, if so, you will have to pay the costs that such experts charge for their reports.
- Litigation costs. If your case has to proceed to suit or litigation, there will be costs incurred as a result of the filing of such a lawsuit.