Talking About Your Claim
- Do not talk to anyone about any aspect of your case.
- Talk only to the attorneys and staff of our law firm about your case.
- If you receive any letters or papers about your case from anyone else, send them to us.
- Do not give any statements or sign any papers for anyone but us.
- Do not contact the other party or their insurance company.
- Do not give anyone an estimate of the value of your claim.
- If you have any type of internet presence (i.e. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or blogs), we strongly recommend that you remove it. The other side will be investigating your background, how you are doing, and what you are saying. Moreover, they will be entitled to see what you have posted, even if they cannot access it themselves. For this reason, the law requires that you still preserve anything that you do remove from the internet.
- Notify us if you are contacted by anyone about your case.
- It is a crime in Texas for a lawyer, law firm, or someone representing a lawyer or law firm to contact, in person or by phone, an accident victim for purposes of legal representation if the victim has not first requested the call or personal visit. Notify us as well as the State Bar of Texas immediately if you are contacted in this manner. To report such contact to the State Bar of Texas, call (toll free) the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel at 1-877-953-5535.
- Provide us with a copy of any letters you receive from anyone about your accident or injuries, including letters from your own insurance company.
- Avoid the efforts of friends and relatives to offer you legal advice.
While these persons may mean well, their lack of training and experience in these matters may result in confusion or misunderstandings. Consult only with your attorney about the legal aspects of your case.