Before you sign any contract, it is always a good idea to review the entire agreement and ask questions about any part of the agreement you need clarification. The retainer agreement signed by you and your attorney may give your attorney the ability to settle your personal injury claim without your consent. The retainer agreement may even give your attorney the authority to sign a settlement and release agreement on your behalf.
Be sure to ask your attorney for a copy of his or her retainer agreement for your review. Be sure to ask questions if you have questions about the contents of the retainer agreement. If you disagree with the terms in the agreement, ask your attorney to make the changes you desire. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable with the terms in the attorney retainer agreement, you may decide to find a different attorney with terms that you prefer.