I’m being sued or I want to sue someone. Can you help me?
We’ve represented clients in lawsuits ranging from real estate to worker’s compensation benefits. If you are being sued or you want to sue someone, we can either represent you or point you in the direction of another lawyer who can.
What’s the first thing I should do?
Compile all the documents you have and give us a call at (906) 486-4457. We’ll set up a time to meet with you and discuss what the case is about, what documents you have, and what your goals for the case are. It’s important you do this as soon as possible because there may be deadlines running against you that you’re not aware of. For example, in some circumstances, if you don’t sue someone within one year, you lose your chance to sue them forever.
Also, give some thought to what you want out of the case. Maybe you’re not after money but want an apology, or vice versa. You’d be surprised but many times lawyers aren’t aware of what their client’s goals are. We want to know immediately what your goals are so we can best figure out a way to make them happen.
Are you qualified to handle my case? What makes you different from other lawyers?
First, we’re trial lawyers. The skills and experiences in one area of trial work translate to another. For example, the principles and strategies of knowing how to cross-examine a witness applies regardless of whether its a criminal case or a civil case.
Second, we believe in education and continual improvement. We attend conferences, read and follow changes in the law, and continually improve our skills and abilities. Are other attorneys doing that?
Third, we turn on the lights. We not only handle your case, we keep you in the loop and we show you why things are the way they are. You’re aware of everything that is going on and why. We tell you your options regarding settlement or going to trial, and you make the big decisions. You can be comfortable and trust us.
Finally, because we’re trial lawyers, we’re not afraid of taking cases to trial. Often, one party knows the opponent doesn’t want to go to trial. For example, if you know the other side or their attorney wants to avoid a trial if at all possible, you’re in a significantly better position. If you or your attorney isn’t afraid of going to trial, you are in a better position to get what you’re asking for.
How much will this cost?
It depends on the type of case and what you want out of it. Sometimes we represent clients in what is called a “Contingency Fee Agreement.” Basically, we don’t get paid unless you win, except for costs. Other times, we represent clients by the hour.
We will explain all of this in further detail when you meet with us.
Call us at (906) 486-4457 to schedule your free, confidential meeting today.