SOMEONE WAS NOT AS CAREFUL AS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AND YOU GOT HURT.

CALL US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The sooner we know, the sooner we can help. We will assess if we need to get to work on your case immediately, including coming to meet you or your loved one at the hospital. If things are not as urgent, we will assess your case and set a meeting as soon as convenient for you.

The number one thing we tell people experiencing injury is to heal. We are here to help, but your recovery must come first. Once you are up to speaking with an attorney, give us a call.

It’S not uncommon to have a lot of questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive from clients.

INITIAL MEETING WITH ATTORNEY.

Take your time. Finding the right attorney is all about fit. We published an article on what to do when the unthinkable happens you may find helpful, click here.

RETAIN YOUR ATTORNEY.

At this point, we hope you have found an experienced attorney you can trust. This is where you hand everything over to the attorney and let them start to work on your behalf. Many of our clients have told us over the years this is where they finally started to feel like things were going to be alright and someone was on their side.

WE INVESTIGATE.

Your legal team will investigate the facts of your case to get familiar with everything, top to bottom. This will inform the next steps and recommendations for your case.

WE MAY SEEK TO SETTLE.

In many cases, we recommend settling before a lawsuit is ever filed. There are many reasons why this is a recommended approach, here is a helpful article about why your case probably won’t go to trial.

THE LAWSUIT IS FILED.

When negotiation does not work, we move forward with filing a lawsuit.

THE DISCOVERY PROCESS.

The discovery process is the procedure in which each party investigates what the adversary’s legal claims are, documents are shared, questions answered, and depositions are held. Can can be a long process depending on the particulars of your case.

MEDIATION.

After both sides have finished the discovery process, it’s common for conversations about a settlement to begin. Mediation is a process in which both clients and lawyers go in front of a mediator to settle the case. But, mediation does not always work.

TRIAL.

If the matter has not been settled the next phase of a case is a trial. In this process, a decision-maker (often a jury) will evaluate the facts, determine fault, and possibly award damages. Johnson Jensen has built a reputation of trying cases in court. While there are no guarantees, an experienced trial attorney with a track-record of success is important.

APPEAL.

Depending on the particulars of a case, the losing party may appeal.

HIRE AN EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEY FOR YOUR CASE.