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The Client Bill of Rights

billofrights.jpgLawyers will tell you that it is impossible to offer a guarantee in the legal business. WRONG! I believe that all law firm clients should settle for nothing less! Remember, your attorney works for you-not the other way around.

At the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin, we confidently promise our clients quality service with personal attention. We believe that as our client, you are entitled to have the following rights. We call it the Client Bill of Rights:

1. The right to loyalty to you and your cause. We are on your side and we are committed to place your interests first-even ahead of our own.

2. The right to be updated regularly and in a timely manner as to the progress of your case. We are committed to having at least one contact with every client every month. At times, it may be necessary to communicate more frequently, but this is a minimum.

3. The right to our respect. We treat every client the way we would want to be treated.

4. The right to expect a high level of competence from our firm and everyone who works here.

5. The right to know the truth about your case. While we are on your side, we will not sugarcoat the truth. We will tell you the good and the bad about your case and empower you to make the best decisions for you and for your family.

6. The right to prompt attention from us. We are absolutely committed to being responsive to our clients' needs. If you call for your attorney and he is not available, we will place you on the calendar for a telephone conference or in-person meeting with your lawyer. This time is set aside just for you.

7. The right to have your legal rights and options explained in plain English without legal mumbo jumbo. It is our job to know the law and to explain it in real-world language to help you understand all of your options.

8. The right to a fair, written fee agreement with our firm. We review every word of our fee agreement with you at the beginning of our relationship. If you have any questions or concerns about our fee agreement at that time, or at any time, we want to know about it.

9. The right to have a fair attorney fee for the work we do. We are proud of the work we perform for our clients, and we believe it has great value, but you have a right to pay a fair fee for your attorney's work. We discuss our fee at the beginning of our relationship, and we believe it represents fair value for the service we provide.

10. The right to make the ultimate decisions on your case. The way we see it, it's our job to provide you with access to the legal system and information that will empower you to make the right decisions for you. We will never accept or reject an offer, or make any other major decision regarding the course of your case, without your approval. It is your body that was hurt, and it is your money for which we are fighting. We never forget that we are working for you and not the other way around.

If you've been injured in an accident, choosing the right attorney could be the difference between getting a fair recovery and getting no recovery at all. Make sure you choose carefully. And if you have any questions about the personal injury claims process, shoot me an email or give us a call. We'd love to hear from you.

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