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- 1. Do I need to hire an attorney?05.03.16More
We offer free consultations, and can discuss your case with you to help you determine whether it would be in your best interest to hire an attorney. We believe that a good attorney will be the first to tell a potential client that he or she would be better off handling a matter on their own. We want to help where we’re needed. However, it is well worth your time to talk with one of our attorneys to be sure that your rights are protected. Sometimes an apparently simple matter can become very complex without professional assistance, and oftentimes having an advocate on your side can make all the difference in the world.
- 2. What does it cost to speak with an attorney to see if I have a case?05.03.16More
We offer free initial consultations. It costs nothing to sit down with one of our attorneys to go over your case, discuss your options, and decide if we are a good fit for you. Please call our office for more information.
- 3. What types of cases do you handle?05.03.16More
We are a general practice law firm, and therefore can handle many different matters. At the La Rocco Law Firm, we handle cases involving family law, personal injury and motor vehicle accidents, bankruptcy and debt relief, criminal defense, immigration law, small business law, and much more. Please refer to the “Our Services” page for more information, and feel free to give us a call if you are not sure whether we can handle your specific matter. We would be happy to discuss it with you, and even if we cannot represent you directly, we are happy to refer you to someone who can.
- 4. How much do you charge?05.03.16More
At the La Rocco Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing affordable yet comprehensive and effective legal services. Fees will vary greatly based on the type of matter on which we are representing you. On an hourly basis, our attorneys charge between $210 and $270 per hour. In some cases, such as personal injury claims, you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. In other cases, we charge a flat fee rather than an hourly rate. Please give us a call or e-mail us for more information.
- 5. Is my case too small (or too large)?05.03.16More
Probably not. We are able to handle both large, complex matters and small matters. Give us a call, and we can talk with you about your case and determine whether we can help. If we can’t represent you directly, we can often refer you to someone who can, and we are happy to do so.
- 6. I was in an accident, and an insurance company (or other party) is sending me paperwork to sign and/or offering me a settlement. What should I do?05.03.16More
Give us a call and we can discuss your situation and advise you. However, whatever you do, if you have been injured in an accident and an insurance company is sending you paperwork to sign, do NOT sign until you have spoken with an attorney. You may be waiving important rights, including the right to compensation for injuries or medical bills that arise later. We can help you determine if your case is one where hiring a lawyer would be a good idea, and of course in personal injury cases your initial consultation is always free.
- 7. What type of clients do you represent?05.03.16More
We represent clients from all walks of life, including individuals, families, churches, and small business owners throughout the Pacific Northwest. Give us a call and we can discuss your situation to see if we would be a good fit for you.
- 8. Where is your office located?05.03.16More
We are located at 1200 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, Washington. Our office is just off Interstate-5, about 2 blocks east of Fred Meyer. Please refer to the “Contact Us” page for directions. If you need further directions, please call our office at (360) 603-9545 and we will be happy to assist you.
- 9. What are your office hours?05.03.16More
We are open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday¬–Thursday. Meetings with an attorney are by appointment only—please call our office, and our staff will assist you in setting up an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys.
- 10. Can I contact you by e-mail?05.03.16More
Absolutely. E-mail is a great way to get in touch. Please see the “Contact Us” page for more information. General inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
- 11. What is the best way to get in contact with my attorney?05.03.16More
If you are an existing client and you need to speak with your attorney, please call our office and our staff can set up an appointment for you. Each client is our most important client, and we strive to provide a high level of personal service, but of course our attorneys are very busy and often in meetings or court proceedings. Accordingly, if you have questions that do not require a meeting, please call and leave your question or write us a brief email with your question and we will get back to you with an answer.
- 12. Can I have friends or family contact you on my behalf about my case?05.03.16More
We take our duty of confidentiality and attorney-client privilege very seriously. Accordingly, we cannot speak with third parties about your case. We understand that various people are often affected by legal proceedings and may have questions or concerns, but we are committed to preserving our clients’ confidentiality and attorney-client privilege and therefore can only speak with our client about his or her case.
- 13. What if I need to cancel an appointment?05.03.16More
We understand that life may sometimes interfere with your schedule. If you need to reschedule an appointment, please give us 24-hours’ notice and we will gladly reschedule you for a more convenient time.
- 14. Can I talk or post on social media about my case?05.03.16More
We strongly urge you not to discuss your case on social media or the internet. It is very important that you be mindful of what you are communicating through e-mails, social networking, personal websites or blogs, or other electronic means. Do not post anything that we tell you, and do not post anything that you tell us. This can destroy the confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship and jeopardize your case. Do not post anything that you would not want a judge or jury to hear or see, as that may be exactly what happens: Insurance companies, attorneys, and others are increasingly using the internet as a means to investigate, and often electronic information may be discoverable or potentially used in court. Help us better handle your case by erring on the side of caution and taking care with your internet use.
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