Do You Have A Case?

Do You Have A Case?


Do I Have A Case?

This is the first question that client’s ask followed by the facts.  What facts are relevant to the litigation is a primary concern of the attorney.  Be truthful and let the attorney decide what facts are important. Few attorneys charge for an initial interview, you have nothing to lose.

Best advice is to truthfully tell lawyer everything at the first interview, now is the time for the lawyer and client to determine whether the cost of litigation merit the litigation, whether the litigation will be successful and whether the damages are enough to justify the client and lawyer’s expense.  Malpractice cases require more investigation than one interview.

You will need to bring the Police Item number, copy of insurance policy with declaration page, driver’s license and any medical bills. (See what should I do for more information)

The case that is prepared for trial will settle more often than the case that is prepared to settle.

Neither  lawyer nor  client should invest time or money in a losing cause, court costs can run into the thousands.  Our jury trials average $25,000 and our medical malpractice cases are more.  Accident reconstruction experts, engineers, physicists, photometric specialists and economist and forensic CPA’s run $2000 to $7500.  Medical experts: doctors, chiropractors, social workers are required in many cases.  Most doctors charge $500 and more per hour to testify at trial and in deposition

Much is said about lawsuit abuse and frivolous lawsuits, this has a small amount of truth, however most stories to support this anti-plaintiff or anti-lawsuit bias are fabricated by insurance, tobacco or chemical companies.  The misleading advertisements are to poison jurors against the plaintiff and to create prejudice. They say, “Everything that’s wrong is because of lawsuits.”

An attorney has no economic incentive to invest time and money in a worthless case.  The purpose of the propaganda is to poison the jury pool against the plaintiff, make the defendant the victim for being sued, rather than the injured  plaintiff who needs help.

For more help, contact us.