Thank you for choosing Scott Esq to assist and represent you in pursuing your claim. We look forward to working with you to secure a favorable disposition of this matter. Below you will find some key terms of our agreement to represent you.
Scope of Representation: Unless there is a future agreement to limit or expand the scope of our representation, our representation will include negotiating a settlement agreement, filing a lawsuit, representing you at the trial of this matter, and pursuing post-judgment collections efforts. If you would like us to help you with tasks that are beyond the scope of this agreement, you must contact the attorney who is working on your case.
Results: We cannot, and will not, guarantee any particular result.
Fee Agreement: There is a contingency fee of 30% of any amounts we recover from any source in connection with your claims. Monthly Fee: You will pay a fee of $500 for the first month, then $250 per month per client, until the case is closed. If your claim is against more than one defendant,you will pay an additional $100 per month for each additional defendant. In addition, you are responsible for paying case expenses, including case filing fees and fees to serve the defendant(s) with the lawsuit.
Settlement: You will be notified of all settlement offers made by the defendant unless you previously notified us that you will or will not accept a settlement offer within a certain range. The decision of whether to accept a settlement offer is yours. However, you agree to be reasonable in your decision to accept or decline a settlement offer.
Tax Liability: When you receive money from a settlement or judgment, you may be required to pay income tax to the state or federal government. Please seek the advice of a tax professional.
Termination: You have the right to terminate this representation in writing at any time. If you terminate this agreement, you will be responsible for paying us all expenses we incurred on your case, PLUS the higher of the following:
$100/hour for all work done on your case, or
30% of the settlement offer or judgment at the time of termination.
We have the right to terminate this agreement for any reason with a 30-day notice to you. If we terminate the agreement because you failed to do what you agreed to do under this agreement, you will owe the amounts indicated above.
Cooperation: As we pursue this matter on your behalf, you agree to cooperate by responding to our requests, being truthful and forthcoming with information, and appearing in court as a witness if necessary. You agree to not correspond with any adverse party in this case while we are representing you. If an adverse party contacts you, please tell him or her to contact your attorney.
Power of Attorney: You hereby grant Scott Esq a power of attorney to sign documents on your behalf. This will allow us to sign documents such as checks and insurance releases on your behalf.
NOTICE TO CLIENTS: The State Bar of Texas investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by Texas attorneys. Although not every complaint against or dispute with a lawyer involves professional misconduct, the State Bar’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel will provide you with information about how to file a complaint. Please call 1-800-932-1900 toll-free for more information.