Frequently Asked Questions
Contingency Lawyers - Lawsuit Settlement Attorneys in California
Q. Can I afford your services?
Yes, you certainly can. We are contingency lawyers. You pay no legal fees unless we win and obtain for you a recovery. We will invest our money, talent and time to obtain a recovery for you. If we succeed we are paid a percentage of the award or settlement and we are reimbursed for our out of pocket expenses. We have never lost a case for lack of resources or lack of time spent on your case by our lawyers. Yes, you can certainly afford our services.
Q. How have you obtained so many favorable settlements?
Our success is based on one thing: strength, strength, strength; never give up, never give in. By hiring us, you do not hire the underdog. We will always be prepared. We have decades of experience. All the defendants will always know that. We always choose the best time for the best settlement possible.
Q. Will I go to
Nearly all of our cases settle out of court before a trial begins. Sometimes cases settle on the eve of trial or at the start of trial. Either way, we will be with you the entire time – you will never be alone. We will be with you every step of the way. We want you to place your trust in us by looking at our website, talking to us, and reviewing the results we have obtained in the past. We promise you that your case will be very important to us and we will fight hard for you to get the best results possible – before, during or after trial.
Q. What if I am referred to you by another law firm or
Would you work with another law firm for me? The answer is yes. Either way, you will never pay a higher contingency fee if you are referred to us from another lawyer or if ewe are working with another law firm on your claim. You will pay the same contingency fee no matter what. It does not matter whether you were referred to us from another lawyer or we work on your case with another law firm. The lawyers or law firms share the contingency fee but our clients are never charged more for two law firms working on their case.
Q. If we do go to trial
will I have to take the witness stand?
Do not worry. If the case goes to trial, we will do what is right and so will the judge. You will never abused by any lawyer or be intimidated. You have our promise.
Q: Will I be responsible for anything if we lose?
If we are unsuccessful in prosecuting your case, you will not be responsible for any of the costs incurred. In other words, clients of Nadrich and Cohen, LLP will never pay any costs incurred- no matter what.
Q: How much will it cost to prosecute the case?
Even though the costs involved with a case can cost as much as $20,000 to $100,000 and up, it costs you nothing, unless there is a recovery. Nadrich and Cohen, LLP will advance the costs of the litigation and charge you nothing unless a settlement or judgment is collected.
Q: How does Nadrich and Cohen, LLP get paid?
Our legal fees come from a percentage of the total amount we recover from the insurance company on your behalf.
Q: What is a mediation?
A mediation is a settlement conference which takes place prior to a case proceeding to trial. Each side appears with their lawyer and appears before a person known as a mediator. A mediator is often a retired judge or a lawyer practicing in the community. Both sides present their cases to the mediator. All information contained in the mediation conference is confidential and can not be used. If the parties are unable to settle the case during the mediation, then the case proceeds to trial.
Q: How long will it take to resolve my case?
The answer to this question can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case. For instance, the average auto/premises liability case or any other type of general negligence case is typically resolved within 7 to 11 months.