Will I owe anything if we don’t win the case?
If we fail to litigate your case successfully, no money will come out of your pocket. You are only responsible for costs incurred if we win.
How much can I expect the litigation to cost?
Costs of a single case can run anywhere from $10,000 to $150,000, but don’t expect to pay anything unless we recover money for you. The Pansler Law Firm will cover the costs of litigation, and you won’t be billed unless a settlement is collected.
How does The Pansler Law Firm make money from a case?
Legal fees are based on a percentage rate of the total amount of money we are able to recover on your behalf. However, the majority of the time we are able to get the insurance company to compensate us for our services provided as well as pay what is owed to you. If the court ordered fee is equal to or greater than the contingency fee, you receive 100 percent of the benefits with no deductions in legal fees.
What is a mediation?
A mediation is a settlement meeting that occurs before a case goes to trial. Both sides appear with legal representation before a mediator, who is usually a retired judge or lawyer, and the mediator listens to each party’s story. If neither side agrees on a settlement during the mediation conference, the case goes to trial. Anything discussed during mediation cannot be used in a court of law.
How long can you estimate my case will last?
This really depends on how intricate the case is that we are dealing with. For example, the norm for a medical malpractice case is between one and two years from the day the complaint is first filed. On the other hand, premises liability/auto or general negligence cases will reach resolution in four to eight months, depending on your ability to reach maximum medical improvement.