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When I File a Case, What’s Expected of Me?

May 25, 2016 in Scott Segal

When you file a case with the Segal Law Firm, we understand your number one priority is healing and getting protection for you and your family. That’s why we try to keep your time commitment to a minimum.

 

Your main job is going to be providing us with necessary information so we can find out how you got hurt. You also might need to collect documents for us; medical records, work history, canceled checks, and things like that.

 

You will be expected to spend some time either in the office or on the phone answering some questions for the other side, under oath and in writing. We’ll also need to get a deposition from you, which might take anywhere from two hours to a full day, although that long of a deposition is extremely rare. Usually, it’s a matter of hours.

 

You’ll then be asked to attend mediation. Most judges now require that both sides get together with a mediator, which is an impartial party, to see if the case can be settled. It could take a day of your time to do that. And, finally, if your case does go to trial, you’ll need to be present for that.

 

Beyond those commitments, it’s basically just you helping us understand your case when issues come up. Generally speaking, I say that five to ten days of your time will be needed in the year to three years that we work on your case. We do the vast majority of the work and do not need your assistance in doing it, as long as the information you give us is thorough, complete and honest.

 

The most important thing you can do is focus on your road to recovery. We need to understand how you’re going to heal so that we can represent you into the future. That way when we settle or try your case, we can provide you with the money you need to take care of yourself and your family for years to come.

The information on this website is for general informational purposes only. This general information is not actual legal advice. Nothing on this website should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.