Will it take a
lot of my time to go through with this?
Whether you have found the Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss
website through your own research, or you have been referred by
another attorney, you have already committed some time to deciding
whether to file a lawsuit. From the moment we mutually agree to
move forward, your time commitment goes down and our work begins.
We advise our clients that a lawsuit should not be the primary
focus of your life. When you need to be involved, we will help you
manage your participation so it will create minimal disruption to
How much is this going to cost me?
The plain answer is, "Nothing." We take on each case after
careful screening because we earn our fees on a contingency basis.
The Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss policy is simple: You pay us
absolutely nothing unless we win or settle your case. In addition,
if we accept your case we will advance all the legal costs and fees
necessary, including filing fees, fees for expert witnesses and
other costs. If we are successful and recover money for you, we ask
you to pay us a reasonable percentage of the total award, plus
costs and expenses which we advanced on your behalf.
It is also our promise to you that we will minimize costs as
much as possible. Our technology systems at Bubalo Goode Sales
& Bliss are thoroughly integrated to allow paperless processing
both internally and with the court systems.
Do you charge a retainer?
No, there will be no legal cost to you during the entire course
of your lawsuit until/unless we obtain compensation for you. All
our fees are recovered only after you have received an award for
your injury and suffering.
Who is responsible for my medical costs?
All your medical costs should be handled in the normal fashion.
If you have personal health insurance, you should file expenses as
usual. If you receive Medicare, you should also file as normal.
If I file suit, how long will it take?
In our experience, lawsuits can sometimes be lengthy, anywhere
from six months to several years. This is especially true when
injuries are extensive and the medical treatment may take a while.
Based on our experience, and as your treatment progresses, your
legal team at Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss will advise you on
approximately how long your particular case may take. At each step
in the process, we will confer with you so you can make an informed
decision on whether to continue the lawsuit process or accept a
settlement if one has been offered.
How do I choose the right attorney?
First, look for an experienced attorney and law firm. Your legal
representatives should have a track record of handling cases like
yours, and you will want to be sure that they have obtained
positive results for past clients. Your law firm should be ready to
work with you whether you want to settle or have a full jury trial,
so you should also look for trial experience.
Second, you should work with an attorney who is empathetic about
your situation and treats you with dignity. While we have all seen
the caricature of the arrogant lawyer, you do not need to accept
such behavior from your personal legal representative. Find an
attorney you can trust.
Third, it is far better to choose an attorney who is highly
experienced in cases similar to yours than to choose a law firm
just because it is nearby. At Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss, we
have worked with clients from every region of the U.S. and we have
participated in trials in different states, both in state courts
and federal courts. Legal knowledge and trial preparation skills
should be the primary consideration in your choice of a law
How will I communicate with my attorney?
You will work with your attorney and your legal team in the way
that works best for you. Much of the work in a lawsuit can be
handled by email, fax, express packages, telephone calls and
general mail delivery.
The paperwork of a lawsuit is extensive and it requires
experienced paralegals and support staff who will keep the process
moving forward to meet all the legal deadlines. There will be times
when you are focused completely on your recovery from your
injuries, or getting on with your life, and have little
communications with your Bubalo Goode Sales & Bliss legal team.
Rest assured the lawsuit process has been carefully mapped out and
is proceeding. However, if you have a question at any time about
the current status of your lawsuit, you should feel comfortable
calling either your paralegal or your attorney to get an