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FAQ

When should I contact a lawyer?
If you think you have a case, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Because any legal claims you may have are subject to applicable statutes of limitations, you may lose them if you wait too long.

If I want you to review my case, how much will it cost?
We will usually review your case for free. We will not charge you for reviewing a Contact Us form or considering your initial inquiry whether by letter, email or telephone.

If I retain you to handle my case, how much will it cost?
There are many different kinds of fee arrangements. We handle many cases on a contingency basis. If we handle your case on a contingency basis, you will pay us a percentage of any judgment or settlement that we obtain for you. If we do not collect a judgment or settlement, you will have no obligation to pay us for our services. We also handle many cases on an hourly basis. If we handle your case on an hourly basis, you will pay our hourly rates for services regardless of the outcome of the case. We also handle some cases on a hybrid basis in which our fee is part contingent and part hourly.

What will be expected of me if I file a lawsuit?
If you file a lawsuit, you must work with us throughout the case. Initially, you will work with a lawyer to evaluate your claims and prepare a strategy. During the lawsuit you must participate in discovery, which is the process of gathering information about the parties’ claims and defenses. During this process, it is likely that you will answer written questions or interrogatories, gather documents requested by the other party or parties, and testify in a deposition at which time the other party’s lawyer will ask you questions while a court reporter records both the questions and your answers. If your case goes to trial, you must also testify in court.

How long will it take to resolve my case?
It usually takes several months to resolve a lawsuit. Although some cases are settled shortly after they are filed, others may take years to prepare for trial. Many factors can affect the length of a lawsuit. If you want to know how long it will take to resolve your particular case, you should Contact Us.
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