Q2: What is the usual course that a case takes?
Q3: What can I do to help you win my case?
Q4: What about medical treatment and mounting medical bills?
Q5: How does your law firm charge attorney's fees?
Q6: Who is going to front all the costs and expenses of the case?
Q7: What happens if we lose the case?
Q8: Will my case have to go to jury trial?
Q9: What if we win at trial and the other side takes an appeal?
Because we are dedicated, experienced and professional. We can deliver higher quality legal services to our clients. We establish a personal one-on-one relationship with each of our clients. Our goal is to achieve maximum compensation for each client by settlement or trial. Our clients are very satisfied with their experience dealing with our law office. [^top]
Prosecuting a case is very time consuming. There are hundreds of things that occur after a lawsuit is filed and served. The parties engage in discovery. They send each other written questions to be answered under oath and they also request production of documents. This is usually followed by oral depositions of parties, witnesses, and later, experts. Settlement opportunities may be presented during litigation. Some cases are ordered into arbitration or mediation as a step toward jury trial. Finally, the case is set for jury trial by a judge. Many cases settle as the time for trial nears. Most cases resolve within two years. [^top]
There is plenty to do. You will be in constant contact with our team. We will need you to provide information on request. We will need your cooperation in responding to discovery from the other side. We will need to meet with you several times during the case, including preparing you for deposition. As trial approaches we will be working with you more often. Your cooperation is an integral part of the successful outcome. [^top]
Our trained staff works with each client and their individual situation to maximize medical treatment benefits. If the client is in need of a specialist, we are ready to help locate one. We contact the important doctors in the case for their records and opinions. Our goal is to see that each client gets the medical treatment they need. [^top]
We only work on a contingency fee, meaning that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Serious injury victims cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour. Our contingency fee is in line with other top-quality lawyers who handle serious personal injury matters. [^top]
Costs must be advanced during the case to hire experts, conduct discovery and prepare for trial. We advance all costs and we say so in our retainer agreement. The client is responsible for reimbursing the costs when the case settles. [^top]
You are not responsible for the other side's attorney fees. Sometimes a defendant will seek court costs. We seldom lose. [^top]
Most cases are settled before trial. The settlement result is usually reflected in the efforts of the attorney in preparing the case properly for trial. More than 95% of our cases settle, but if the settlement offer is unacceptable, the case proceeds to a jury trial to obtain justice. [^top]
The losing party is entitled to take an appeal, but that does not mean it is a meritorious one. We defend the appeal at a slightly higher contingency fee. Generally, an appeal takes about one year. If we win the appeal the other side has to pay 10% interest on the jury verdict. [^top]