After we have fully investigated your case, reviewed all your medical records, and made every effort to settle your claim, we will file your lawsuit. Just prior to filing it, our staff may call you to ask additional questions so we can be sure to fully describe all the most relevant aspects of your claim.
Once we have all the most critical facts available, we can then make every effort to convince the court in our pleadings that you deserve the full amount requested. Always keep in mind – as is expertly captured in the film, A Civil Action
— that settlement and negotiating efforts continue throughout our presentation of your case in court. Insurance companies often become very worried when they can visually see juror reactions to the strong evidence that we are presenting on your behalf. In fact, they often become afraid that if they fail to settle right away, we will win a far higher verdict than any settlement amount they have already offered.
Our firm always calls clients to let them know when their cases have been filed — and we readily answer any questions they may have about what to expect next. Please do keep in mind — you will not owe us anything
while we are preparing, presenting, or negotiating your case. It is only after we have won your case that we subtract all court costs and our legal fees from the funds we have won on your behalf. We then present you with a check containing the full balance of the settlement amount (or verdict) owed to you.