F.A.Q.'s | Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I do not have money to hire an attorney to handle my personal injury / workers' compensation case or pay those expenses that typically arise in such cases, so how can you help me?
  • We handle all personal injury and workers' compensation matters on a "contingency" basis. This means that we do not charge any upfront fee on such cases and, instead only charge a fee if there is an award or recovery in the case. In this regard, our fee is ultimately a percentage of what we are able to recover for our clients either by settling out-of-court or winning at trial. Additionally, we will pay for the ordinary expenses of such a case (i.e. obtaining medical records and reports; hiring private investigators and liability experts; filing lawsuits; etc.). Only if there is an award or a settlement does the firm get reimbursed for these expenses. Essentially, our policy regarding our "contingency" arrangements and our fronting of expenses reflects our confidence in our ability to find success for our clients in their cases.

  1. Can I arrange a free initial consultation?
  • At Polloway & Polloway, LLP, we are happy to speak to provide free initial consultations by phone or in person to those that have inquiries about potential personal injury or workers' compensation cases or those that have inquiries about pending municipal and/or criminal charges.

  1. Because of my injury / present lack of transportation, I am unable to get to your office in Red Bank; can you come to me?
  • Where there are special circumstances involved, we will arrange for one of our attorneys to visit you at your home or in the hospital to discuss your potential personal injury and/or workers' compensation case.

  1. What are your office hours?
  • Our normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm. However, special appointments for Saturday mornings or in the evening on weeknights are also available on an appointment basis.

  1. Why should I retain a smaller firm like Polloway & Polloway, LLP?
  • At Polloway & Polloway, LLP, we truly treat each case as if it were our only case. In that regard, while each case or transaction is assigned to one primary attorney, we are all familiar with each matter and are prepared to add value to it. The benefit of a firm like ours is that we strive to keep our clients informed about the status of their matters and we provide them with significant access to our attorneys. As our client you will never feel like a mere "file number" !

  1. What are your rates in real estate matters and in criminal / municipal court matters?
  • Our rates are usually based on the complexity of the transaction or the seriousness of the charges that are involved. Hourly and flat-fee rates are available upon individual inquiry after consultation. For our clients' convenience, we do accept all major credit cards for payments of retainers on criminal and/or municipal court matters.