Pa 106 Assignment 2: Client Letter

Client Letter

 

PA 106 -01

Wagner & Evans LLP

109 Wayfair Avenue

Portage, Indiana 46368

Telephone (219) 314-7857

June 18, 2019

Tom Smith

405 Land’s End Drive

Portage, IN 46368

TMSmith@att.net

RE: Mr. Tom Smith (Personal Injury)

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am writing to thank you for retaining our law office to represent you in your Personal Injury case. Upon gathering information from you we have researched the law regarding your claim. There is a high probability of success to win a lawsuit filed against La Grande Fromage. We wanted to inform you of the Initial process of your lawsuit, preparation of your legal documents for your cause of action surrounding your case. Below, I have outlined the steps to filling your claim. The plaintiff (which is you) and the defendant is (La Grande Fromage). The first step is filing a complaint or petition which means the reasons you believe the defendant is responsible for your injuries  with the clerk of the court along with A summons which is a notice of the lawsuit; it requires the defendant to answer the complaint. Within 30 days. Your lawsuit will be governed by Louisiana’s statues of civil procedure Art. 681. In your case we will not immediately go to trial. Instead, we have discovery rules that allow a party to “take discovery,” or learn about the other party’s case well prior to trial and to prevent surprise. The discovery rules generally require mutual disclosure of all “nonprivileged” testimony, documents, and other evidence that is relevant to a party’s claims or defenses. “Nonprivileged” means not subject to the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine (which prevents the disclosure of documents prepared in anticipation of litigation  By using various discovery tools, we can obtains facts and information from the other party and witnesses to prepare for trial. The main discovery tools are depositionsinterrogatoriesrequests to produce documents, and requests for admissions. Generally, after discovery is completed, courts will hold a pretrial conference to formulate a trial plan, including a plan regarding the admission of evidence (e.g., testimony and exhibits). The conference is held as close to the start of trial. We understand that a personal Injury such as yours can be very traumatic as such, just know that we proceed with precaution and make every effort to insure you feel at ease with us representing your best interest. Most personal injury claims are settled without the need for a trial; however, if yours is not settled outside of the courtroom , we will prepare proceed to trial, where a judge or jury will decide if the defendant was negligent and, if so, what the monetary value of your damages are. A trial consists of jury selection which is the process of choosing a group of persons to decide factual issues of your case. it is very important that answer truthfully to all questions directed to you.

We look forward to working with you to achieve the best possible recovery for you in your case. If you have questions about your case, either now or anytime throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact me at or call the office at (219) 314-7857

Sincerely,

Your Name

Paralegal for

William Wagner, Esq.

Wagner & Evans LLP

109 Wayfair Avenue

Portage, Indiana 46368

Telephone (219) 314-7857

W. Wagner@Wagner&Evans.net