Frequently Asked Legal Questions

We strive to provide openness and clarity for our clients throughout the legal process. Below you will find questions frequently asked by our clients:

What is a retainer fee?

A retainer fee is a payment that a client makes in advance to an attorney before legal work can begin. The retainer amount is used as a ‘bank’ to pull funds for various court and other fees as the case unfolds. Retainer fees are usually required for cases involving a trial or a lawsuit. Levine Law offers free consultations virtually or over the phone to discuss your legal matter, and we can help talk you through what may be financially required for your specific case.

How do I know if I have a case?

Every legal situation is vastly different, but there are some foundational factors to consider. First, we look at if you or if someone else was at fault for the accident, dispute, or injury. Liability can weigh heavily in a case. Then we determine if negligence or recklessness was a cause of a physical or emotional injury. Damages are evaluated, including financial (future medical expenses, potential to lose earnings) or personal losses (pain and suffering) and we seek to determine if a judgement can be satisfied by the party who caused the damages; i.e. are the uninsured, competent, etc.

How long will my case take to resolve?

Legal cases typically take between 1-2 years to resolve. If a lawsuit must be filed, a trial date may take anywhere from 12-18 months to be set, depending on the factors involved, cooperation of parties, and volume of cases in the system. Other things that may lengthen the process of a case are the completion of medical treatment and doctor’s bills, police reports, or insurance claims. Our attorneys want to ensure that all bills and documentation are finalized to maximize compensation for the victim or to guarantee fairness for both parties.

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