How long do I have to file a Lawsuit?
The law provides a period within which lawsuits must be filed, which is called a "statute of limitations" and can vary from a short time to several years. The statute of limitations for your case will depend upon the nature of your claim, the state or country where the incident giving rise to it occurred, and the federal or state laws governing the action.
Will my case go to trial?
Many cases settle well before trial, some settle just before trial, and others go through a full trial. At what stage your case resolves will be dependent upon a variety of circumstances, but rest assured, while the lawyers at Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. will give you their best advice on whether to settle or go to trial, the decision is always the client's to make.
Under my contingent fee contract, what will I owe Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. for legal fees and costs if there is no recovery in my case?
Under the contingent fee contract we offer our clients, we advance the complete costs of the litigation and are reimbursed in the event of a successful recovery. If we obtain no recovery for you, you owe us nothing in fees or costs.
What should I bring to our initial conference?
You should bring all records associated with your case that are in your possession, including medical records, police reports, incident reports, medical bills, photographs, and the like. This will allow us to give you a prompt initial evaluation of your case.
How long will it take to bring my claim to a conclusion?
This answer depends upon the unique facts of each particular case. Some cases can be settled early on, others require several years of extensive litigation and sometimes a trial to obtain a result. We at Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. are committed to obtaining a fair, reasonable recovery for each client we represent.
What is my case worth?
No lawyer can honestly determine the value of your case from an initial phone conversation or even conference. The value of a claim is dependent upon a variety of factors, including the extent of liability by the wrongdoer(s), the significance of the harm caused, and the gravity and permanency of the injuries or damages suffered. We at Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. draw upon over a century of collective experience in handling lawsuits and claims in evaluating our clients' claims.
What is a lien?
A lien is a right given to a third party, usually a hospital or health insurance carrier, to be reimbursed for medical or other benefits for which a recovery is made from the person responsible for the injury. This right is based upon state law, local ordinance, or your insurance policy. In some but not all cases, such liens may be reduced through negotiation by your lawyer.
What is "tort reform"?
"Tort reform" is the name given to a political and legal movement by special interests including corporate America and big business, insurance companies, and HMOs, hospitals, and doctors to restrict your right of recovery from them should you suffer an injury or violation of your rights as a result of their negligence or misconduct.