The legal information on this site is necessarily very general and not intended as legal advice to you about your specific case. Every malpractice case is different, and since laws are constantly changing we make no guarantee that the information on this website covers your specific situation or is up to date. For that reason, we must expressly disclaim all liability for action or inaction taken by you based on your reliance on any information on this site. Before you can rely on our legal advice, first you have to hire us to represent you, and we have to expressly agree to do so.
By submitting questions to us about your possible case, either by phone, email or by filling out a form on this site, you do not automatically become a client of our law firm, and we have not agreed to represent you. Even if we endeavor to answer your basic questions, that will not mean we represent you for your case. A lawyer/client relationship exists between us only when you have hired us to represent you, and we have specifically agreed to do so, almost always through a written contract signed by both of us.
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Unfortunately, confidentiality of the information you submit to us by email, or by filling out a form, still cannot be 100% guaranteed. This is the Internet and technology changes fast.
As stated elsewhere, by submitting a question to us about your possible case, either by phone, email or filling out a form on our site, you do not automatically become a client of our law firm; however, we will consider you to be a prospective client attempting to inquire about possible future representation, and for that reason we consider all such information you provide to us, including your name, the details of your possible case, and the name of any potential defendant you are inquiring about, to be strictly confidential and protected by a form of the attorney-client privilege. In other words, we accord a similar level of confidentiality to your information whether we accept your case and become your attorneys, or not.