Ever wondered how the whole process works when it comes to hiring an attorney and obtaining a settlement? This article series will seek to answer some common questions about key topics in the lawsuit or insurance claim settlement process in Oklahoma.
In this series of blog posts, Oklahoma City injury attorney Travis Charles Smith explains the entire lawsuit settlement process and the nuances of obtaining a settlement, deducting expenses, and obtaining just compensation for your injuries or for wrongful acts of injustice.
Good Lawyers Keep Clients informed of the lawsuit and settlement process in Oklahoma
Savvy clients will want to know everything about their lawsuit process, from how to determine settlement amount to knowing when to take the defendant or insurance company’s offer. When the money does arrive, how is it distributed? How are medical bills and/or liens paid out of the settlement amount and how is the attorney paid? These are good questions, and I strive to make sure my clients are informed.
Just calling a law office alone can be nerve racking for a prospective client, much less hiring counsel and entering into litigation, making decisions about settlement, and dealing with all the medical bills, hospital liens, insurance subrogation, and trying to figure what you will take home after all that has been deducted, plus paying your attorney and all expenses.
Our Clients are part of a Legal Team that holds Bad Actors Accountable for the Harm they cause in Oklahoma
At my Oklahoma City law office, I try to make the process as painless as possible. Better yet, I try to make it enjoyable (at least as much as it can be). My clients all have one thing in common: they’ve been harmed. By teaming up with us, my clients get vindication of their rights, and the opportunity to make the defendants or the insurance company pay for their bad conduct.
I know that money cannot fix everything.
But holding someone accountable and forcing them to take responsibility for damage they caused can be gratifying to clients and give clients a sense of closure.
With that said, read on to learn more about what the lawsuit process is like for clients at our Oklahoma City law firm. In this article series, I cover the following topics:
- Evaluating the case, and determining settlement goals and verdict potential
- Knowing when to settle and when to go to trial
- Making ends meet while waiting on settlement
- Lawyer fees and breakdown of the gross settlement amount
- Typical expenses in a lawsuit
- How long does it take to get the settlement check and actually get paid?
If you have any questions at all about your case or any type of lawsuit or legal issue in Oklahoma, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.