Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. At Monsees & Mayer, we understand that navigating the legal landscape can be complex and daunting. We want to provide you with the answers and information you need. Whether you are facing a personal injury case or just want a better understanding of your legal matter. This FAQ page is designed to address some of those common questions or concerns our clients have. We hope that the information provided here will offer clarity and guidance as you explore your legal options. It is difficult to be prepared for everything, but this is a start.

If you don’t find the answers you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. At Monsees & Mayer, we understand that navigating the legal landscape can be complex and daunting. We want to provide you with the answers and information you need. Whether you are facing a personal injury case or just want a better understanding of your legal matter. This FAQ page is designed to address some of those common questions or concerns our clients have. We hope that the information provided here will offer clarity and guidance as you explore your legal options. It is difficult to be prepared for everything, but this is a start.

 

If you don’t find the answers you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

OUR MOST ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens in a lawsuit?

A lot, most of which you will not experience unless you want to. Typically, your direct involvement in the legal process happens during discovery when you answer written questions (called interrogatories) and respond to requests for production of documents and other things. Next, you may be called upon to give your deposition to the opposing counsel in the presence of your attorney, which involves a face-to-face question and answer session on the record. Finally, there is trial during which you will have to explain what happened and present your claim for damages. Most other pre-trial matters can be handled by your attorney. Your attorney should maintain an open line of contact with you to discuss various matters from factual information to ongoing settlement and trial strategy. However, your level of participation, beyond answering discovery requests, participating in your deposition, and potentially mediation, is entirely up to you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TIMELINE OF A LAWSUIT

What is a contingent fee and how does it work?

It is a fee that is contingent, or dependent upon the outcome of your case. Since your attorney is paid a percent of the amount, he or she recovers for you, theirinterests are the same as yours–your attorney only gets paid if you make a recovery. The contingent fee system is the most efficient way of pursuing a claim since it encourages you to pick your attorney carefully and requires your attorney to pick cases just as carefully. It also encourages us to work your case up efficiently and resolve it quickly, all of which is in your best interest.

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What kind of injuries and damages can I recover for?

You can recover for any injuries or damages that were caused or contributed to by the fault of another, whether they can be reduced to a specific dollar amount such as medical bills or lost income or involve non-economic damages sometimes referred to as pain and suffering. Typical economic damages in a personal injury case include medical and related health care costs as well as any lost wages, salary or other income. Non-economic damages are much broader but more difficult to quantify because they include such things as the pain you have suffered; the inability to do things you did before your accident; scarring or disfigurement; mental or emotional distress; and the consequences experienced by your spouse and sometimes your family. All of these damages have both a past and future component. Past economic damages can be proved by actual bills or tax returns. Future damages are usually estimated based on past experience, sometimes using an expert economist or doctor.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IS CONSIDERED DAMAGES

Are there time limits for pursuing my claim?

Yes and they are very important. All legal claims are governed by statutes of limitations which are time periods in which a lawsuit must be filed or you will lose your claims. These time periods are different in each state and vary by the particular legal claims you can make. It is important that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible so you do not lose your legal rights.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (SOL)

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