Frequently Asked Questions:
Personal Injury Cases:
Q: How much is my case worth?
Each person’s case is different. Your legal team will determine how much compensation you are entitled to based on our settlement comparisons, your medical bills, pain and suffering. When you work with Lehmbecker Law you can have peace of mind knowing that our decades of experience will help protect you from unknowingly accepting a low-ball insurance offer. Our goal is to use our influence to hold the negligent party fully accountable. READ MORE
Q: Will I have to go to court?
Our goal is to amicably resolve the issue prior to the need for litigation. We file suit on approximately 25% of our personal injuries cases. We work hard to settle the case prior to trial through mediation, arbitration or with further negotiation with the insurance company. Only in extreme circumstances do our cases proceed to jury trial (1-2 per year at the most). Our firm will work diligently to settle your case in a timely manner, but if going to court is necessary, we can represent you skillfully. Our personal injury clients have access to both our pre-litigation and litigation attorneys.
Q: How long will it take before I am able to receive compensation?
Each case is different. Factors include: at which point you have hired us in the process; the length of time it takes you to finish wrapping up your medical treatment; the liability and UIM limits available on the policy; whether or not you request we file suit. It is essential that an attorney represent you to ensure that your case is expedited while not overlooking any critical elements like further medical treatment or wage loss.
Q: Do I really need an attorney?
It is inadvisable to take any kind of legal action without the assistance of an experienced professional. The statute of limitations and various laws regarding personal injury and liability can be difficult to understand. An attorney understands how to best present your case to the insurance company in the most favorable light. Most people benefit from obtaining a legal advocate.
Workers’ Compensation Cases:
Q: How do I get my L&I checks now that I have retained your law office?
All your L&I mail and checks will now be sent to our office. We immediately deposit checks into our Trust account, and issue payment to you the next business day (less any fees or costs owed.)
Make sure to let us know how you want to receive your check:
a. Electronic funds transfer to your bank account (we’ll need your bank routing & account number)
b. By mail
c. At our office (you can pick up your check at our front desk after 1:00 pm Monday – Friday).
Q: How do I submit my L&I Worker Status Forms?
To make sure you get your Time Loss checks on time, we will mail you a prefilled Worker Status form every two weeks, based on our understanding of your current work status. You must immediately review and confirm that the form has been filled out correctly, then date and sign it. Once you have signed the form you must send it back to us immediately so we can forward it to L&I, or your time loss is likely to be suspended. DO NOT sign the form if your work status has changed! Instead, call us immediately to tell us what has changed.
Understanding your Auto Insurance –
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Understanding Workers’ Compensation –
Workers’ Compensation is a system to provide basic benefits to people injured on the job. The law is in place to provide sure and certain benefits to reduce the physical and economic suffering of people injured on the job. Click here to download this Free Workers’ Compensation Guide!