The undersigned prospective client, by the execution of this Agreement, hereby grants the Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA Law Firm (“Firm”) the authority to review the prospective client’s case. The materials reviewed may include medical records, correspondence, notes, pictures, radiographic films, evidence, and other sensitive information. The prospective client grants the Firm the right to discuss this case with witnesses, medical personnel, experts, attorneys, and any other persons.
The prospective client understands and agrees that no attorney-client relationship will be established until the execution of a formal written Retainer Agreement by both the prospective client and the Firm. However, an attorney-client relationship does exist to the extent that any communications between the potential client and members of the Firm are protected by the attorney-client privilege. This limited attorney-client relationship is necessary to allow the firm to fully and completely review the prospective client’s case.
By this agreement, the prospective client and the Firm agree that the Firm will undertake no responsibility for the representation of the client until the execution of a formal written Retainer Agreement by both the prospective client and the Firm. For example, the prospective client and Firm agree that the Firm assumes no responsibility for determining and preventing the expiration of any deadlines, including the running of any applicable statute of limitations. The Firm assumes no responsibility to complete the review within any particular period of time. The Firm is under no obligation to take the prospective client’s case and the prospective client is under no obligation to retain the Firm.
The prospective client and Firm agree that the Firm will not be responsible for the retention or safety of any medical records, correspondence, notes, pictures, radiographic films, evidence, and other items provided to the firm for review. The prospective client and Firm agree that the prospective client assumes the risk of loss or destruction of any item provided to the Firm.
During the review by the Firm, the prospective client may meet with any other attorneys or other law firms as the prospective client desires. The prospective client may instruct the Firm to cease its review of the case at any time with no obligation to the Firm.
In consideration for the terms outlined in this agreement, the Firm agrees to review this case and the prospective client agrees to allow the Firm to review this case.
The parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action arising out of this agreement or this representation shall be in Sarasota County, Florida before the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
If any of the provisions of this document are deemed illegal, unlawful, or invalid, they are hereby severed from this agreement and the remainder of this Agreement remains in full force and effect. This document contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no separate oral agreements.