Slip and Fall Client
Bob was referred to us by another attorney who we knew personally and who had already initiated litigation in our behalf. The case started slowly, and our attorney decided it was in our best interest if the case was handed off to the more experienced Mr. Osburn, a personal injury specialist.
Bob jumped right in and everything started happening very quickly. It was immediately apparent that Bob was extremely capable with a flair for the dramatic.
As we all know, liability cases tend to stretch on forever. Not with Bob at the helm. His well-prepared case intimidated the defendants and his eloquence at the mediation table silenced the opposition resulting in a sizeable settlement without stepping inside a courtroom. I also believe that the award was one of the largest awards for a slip and fall case in the Dallas area.
We have no hesitation recommending Mr. Osburn. His preparation was definitely the key to winning our claim. Anyone engaged in a contingency claim understands that large settlements breed large expenses, and while you may never have to break out your entire arsenal, showing the other side that you are prepared to do so, gives the plaintiff the edge in these kind of matters. So, the plaintiff should expect that expenses will be costly “to make your case”, and that all out-of-pocket charges are netted off the top, and then the agreed commission is computed. Even if the contingency rate is 33%, or even 40%, which are typical rates in these type cases, net settlement money to the plaintiff will almost always be less than 50% of the final award. Even after the final accounting of the charges, we were satisified with the end result.