Do I have a case?
If you or a family member has suffered an injury, you will benefit from speaking to a qualified lawyer. Many times the insurance company for the person who caused the injury will try to settle with you before you have an opportunity to retain an attorney. The insurance company knows it can probably settle the case for less money if you do not have a lawyer. There is no harm in meeting with Attorney Koes for a free, 45-minute consultation to discuss your case.
How much does this cost?
There is no charge for the initial telephone call or consultation. Attorney Koes will do his best to answer all your questions about the process and let you know what you can expect if you decide to move forward. There is no obligation.
If you hire M. Koes Law, LLC, we never charge a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is contingent upon amount that you obtain after settlement or jury verdict. It is always 33%. M. Koes Law, LLC will advance all necessary costs for investigators, experts, filing fees, and other expenses associated with your case.
Simply put: If you don’t recover any money, you pay nothing.
Will I be working with a Lawyer?
Yes. At the initial consultation, you will meet with Attorney Matthew Koes. If you chose to hire M. Koes Law, LLC, Attorney Matthew Koes will handle every aspect of your case. Your case will never be passed off to someone else.
What if I can't travel?
If you are unable to meet in our office, Attorney Koes will meet with you at your home, the hospital, or any other place that is convenient for you.
Are you available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Yes. If you hire M. Koes Law, LLC, Attorney Koes will provide you with his own personal cell phone number and will make himself available for calls, texts and emails. If Attorney Koes is not immediately available, all calls, texts and emails will be responded to within 24 hours.
Will I have to go to court?
It depends. Sometimes the insurance company for the person who caused the injury will offer a fair settlement and you will not need to bring a lawsuit. That is sometimes the best option.
Other times the insurance company is not willing to negotiate fairly and it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit. Believe it or not, some attorneys don’t like going to court and would prefer to accept the insurance company’s lowball offer instead of litigating the case. M. Koes Law, LLC is always prepared to go the distance on each and every case and is never afraid to take a case to trial if necessary.
Can I seek damages on behalf of someone else?
Yes – in some circumstances. For example, a parent may bring a claim or file a lawsuit on behalf of their child. A guardian may also bring a claim or file a lawsuit on behalf of an incompetent adult.
How much is my case worth?
There is no easy answer for this question. We examine all conditions surrounding your case to arrive at a figure we believe is fair to compensate you for your injuries. These conditions include, among other things, how the injury happened, the types or injuries you suffered, the amount of medical expenses and lost income, future medical costs, and future loss of income.
How long do I have to bring a case?
You must file your case within the applicable statute of limitations. In most cases, you are required to file a lawsuit within three years from the date of the event that caused the injury. There are other instances where something may need to be done sooner. It always makes sense to discuss it with a lawyer sooner rather than later. For an explanation of these time limits, please call M. Koes Law, LLC for a free initial consultation.
How will my medical bills get paid?
It depends on the type of injury. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, the auto insurance carrier for the vehicle in which an injured person was either operating or a passenger in is responsible for the initial payment of bills for medical care. This coverage is called personal injury protection (PIP). PIP covers the driver and passengers of the vehicle that was involved in the accident, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
In any event, there are steps that need to be taken to make sure that your medical bills are properly paid and that you are receiving all of the benefits that you are entitled to. It is a very complicated process and you need a lawyer that fully understands the process. For a full explanation, please call M. Koes Law, LLC for a free initial consultation.