Attorney-client communications are always protected with the utmost confidentiality. We only share information with others when permitted and required to do so.
How and why we collect your social security number and other personal information:
We ask that you provide us with your Social Security number and other personal information at the time we initially undertake your representation. We frequently will need your Social Security number to obtain your medical records, wage information and possibly other types of information that may be relevant to your case. We will not use your social security number or other personal information for any purpose unrelated to our representation of you.
If you do give us your Social Security number and other personal information, we will take appropriate steps to maintain the confidentiality of that information, consistent with the rules and law that apply to your case. We collect personal information about you that may not be publicly available (e.g., email address, Social Security number or other unique identifier) only if you specifically and knowingly give it to us or authorize us to obtain that information from another person or entity.
How this personal information is protected:
- We will take reasonable precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality and integrity of the information we collect
- Information in your file is confidential and is only accessible to members of our staff, unless we need to use that information in connection with the investigation and preparation of your case.
How and when we will use your personal information:
- We of course do not sell the information we collect from our clients.
- We will use your Social Security number and other personal information you give us only in connection with the investigation, preparation and prosecution of your claim and for other purposes as described in this policy or at the time the information is collected.
Disclosing your personal information with:
- We may disclose your Social Security number and certain personal information to health care providers, past or present employers, and the Internal Revenue Service in order to obtain documents or information that is or may be relevant to your claim.
- We also may disclose your Social Security number and other personal information to an adverse party if requested or required to do so in the course of discovery.
- We also may disclose your Social Security number and other personal information to an expert witness, investigator, of other consultant we retain on your behalf to provide services in connection with the investigation, preparation, prosecution and settlement of your case.