If you have been in an accident and have sustained injuries, call the personal injury lawyers Hurstville. They will fight for your rights and also help you in Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance. They will fight for you the right way. They will abide by all the rules of professional responsibility set out by the state bar association.
For instance, lawyers are not allowed to contact anyone who suffered injury due to an accident with the intent of offering to represent that person in a lawsuit. The lawyer has to wait to be contacted by a potential client rather than soliciting business. Lawyers cannot hire others to solicit business, meaning they cannot hire people, who are known as runners, to bring in clients to their law practice.
The personal injury lawyer must provide a potential client a clear and easy to understand fee contract before taking on that person as a client. In most cases, personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingent basis.
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee agreement. This means that unless you receive money from the lawsuit he does not get paid. This type of agreement has to clearly state the percentage of your settlement or jury award your lawyer will take.
But it also has to, besides clearly state a percentage, itemize the work the lawyer will perform on your behalf. The agreement must state what he or she will do to negotiate a settlement and how he will prepare for trial if a settlement is not reached.
He has to adhere to rule of the attorney client privilege which protects you the client from unauthorized disclosure of your conversations with your lawyer. You can discuss anything with your lawyer freely because your attorney must keep all of your discussions confidential.
You of course, are free to talk to others about what you say to your lawyer, but he cannot reveal any of your conversations, and he cannot be compelled to testify against you in court.
The attorney has to adhere to many rules of professional responsibility in order to be able to practice law. These rules of professional responsibility insure your trust and faith in the legal profession and protect people like you.
If you have been injured in an accident and you believe you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, you can rely on personal injury lawyers hurstvilles (PK Simpson) to help you.