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Frequently Asked Questions


ANSWERS TO EVERYDAY QUESTIONS FROM THE TEAM AT KCEH

The questions below are some of the most common we’re asked. Scroll the answers to the right to help you prepare for our conversation. We update this information from time to time to provide the most accurate reflection of the state of the law

  • How much is my case worth?
  • How do I choose a good lawyer?
  • Will you take my case?
  • How long will it take to resolve my case?

HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH?

Disputes or injuries serious enough to result in a lawsuit can be devastating and life altering. These disputes or injuries can disrupt your life by taking away your ability to earn a living and enjoy your life as you normally would. In addition to the physical distress, the emotional distress of having to pay escalating medical bills, insurance, and managing future care can overwhelm the average person.

Considerations such as past lost income and projected future lost income, past and future medical expenses, pain and anguish, loss of companionship, and punitive damages are all elements of damages for which you may be compensated. Call us for a free evaluation of the facts surrounding your situation and let us help you understand what you are entitled to, and how to go about getting it

HOW DO I CHOOSE A GOOD LAWYER?

Choosing a lawyer is a very important decision, and choosing one that has earned the highest ratings among their peers lets the insurance company know that your case is being taken very seriously and will not be settled for any less than the absolute maximum amount that you deserve.
Billboards and slogans tell you very little about the actual performance of an attorney. When researching lawyers on the internet bear in mind that many of these websites rate attorneys based not on any objective rating system, but solely by how much attorneys are willing to pay for the recommendation. Instead of relying on advertising, ask what certifications the attorney has, and what rating they have been assigned by their peers.

Another important consideration is your attorney’s trial experience. Believe it or not, there are many attorneys with years of practice that have never been to trial. Ask any prospective lawyer if they are willing to go to trial for you. Also, ask if they have done so for other clients in the past. Insurance companies know which attorneys will not go to trial, and they will offer lower settlements knowing that the attorney is more likely to accept it in order to avoid a courtroom appearance. We will not hesitate to take an insurance company to the court if it means that you will benefit from a trial – we have been doing it for decades with repeated and remarkable success. This means that when we negotiate for a settlement, the attorneys for the insurance company know we are not afraid of going before judge and jury for you.

WILL YOU TAKE MY CASE?

We would be happy to evaluate your case with absolutely no obligation to you. As one of the top firms in California, we take our client’s disputes and injury claims very seriously, and we have a history of exceptional results to prove it. We do not take every case that comes to us – we only take legitimate, serious cases from individuals and families who have been wronged and/or injured and require the assistance of ethical, experienced counsel in order to prevail. Call us to arrange for an evaluation. Do not wait until it is too late. You should have someone in your corner that they recognize and take seriously.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RESOLVE MY CASE?

KCEH has several decades of experience in obtaining record-setting verdicts and settlements for their clients, and we have mastered the science of efficiently and quickly getting you the maximum amount of money for your claim. We always endeavor to bring your case to a favorable conclusion as soon as possible – but not at the cost of a reduced recovery for your damages. Every case is different and should be treated with individual attention and dedication.

We are not a “settlement factory.” Many firms have several employees (often not attorneys!) whose sole duty is to settle as many cases as possible with the least amount of cost to the firm for investigating the claim and future needs. The primary concern shifts from maximum recovery to volume recovery. This is never good for the client. Because of the large number of cases that pass through these firms, the insurance companies know that they can offer less on each case and that the firm will convince their client that the amount offered is “the best they can hope to get.” Unfortunately, in too many cases, clients find themselves in need of additional treatment from an injury after the case has been settled for an amount that did not include provisions for future bills. Clients are often unaware that their cases were settled for far less than they could have received in with aggressive, competent representation.