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Hiring an Attorney—Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

June 8, 2023  ·  By HM&M

If you’ve decided to hire an attorney for your case, then you are likely in the process of looking for a lawyer that best suits your needs. We understand reaching out to a lawyer may be unsettling, intimidating, or even uncomfortable. If you don’t know what to expect, preparing thoughtful questions to ask before, during, and after your consultation may help you during your search.

Below, we have prepared answers to frequently asked questions when considering an attorney.

Can I Trust You to Care About My Case?

Yes, you can! Because Hurley McKenna & Mertz is selective about cases, we have the capacity to carefully handle each case that our firm represents.

When we represent a client, that client becomes part of our family until their case is resolved fairly.

Do I Have to Go to Court?

Not necessarily. Some of our clients want their day in court; however, some prefer to settle their cases without going to trial. Regardless, our efforts do not change, and we prepare every case as if it were to go to trial.

How Much Will This Cost Me?

Costs vary depending on a variety of factors. But it’s important to note that all of our cases are handled on a contingency fee, which means that we take care of all the financial burdens until the case is settled. Plus, we only get paid if and when the case resolves.

How Are You Qualified to Handle My Case?

Our team is exceptionally qualified. For more than 35 years, our team has chosen to fight for our clients every day. Working on high-profile cases is what we do best. We wake up thinking about our clients and strive to do what is right for them at every turn.

How Does Your Team Work?

Understanding legal processes can be daunting. But our team works collaboratively to deliver a smooth experience to every client. Many of our clients are represented by a team of people, starting with a partner, an associate, and a paralegal. In some circumstances, there may even be multiple partners, associates, and paralegals working on your case. Should you have a question at any point in time, you can reach your key contacts at our office through phone or email inquiries.

How Much Time Will This Take?

It depends on the case. Sometimes the process is fast, and other times the process takes longer. Regardless, we are committed to making it work for you and preciously guarding your time. We’re ready to help from beginning to end when you need us.

How Will My Case Be Resolved?

There are typically two resolutions to legal proceedings: settle outside of court or try the case in court. We pride ourselves on preparing each matter for a trial, which means we rely on our industry expertise and extensive network to build you the best legal team.

What About My Privacy?

You can be assured that your experiences are kept confidential. In some cases, our clients have been through terrible trauma. Sometimes it’s not easy to talk about, or it may be a private issue. Only your trusted team of advisors and those professionally involved in the legal matter will know about your case.

When clients want to bring their lawsuits anonymously, we can use mechanisms to keep names confidential.

Why Should I Choose Your Firm?

We are trusted Chicagoland attorneys serving clients throughout the United States for many years. Because we only work on one type of case, representing people who have been seriously injured and traumatized through the negligence or the willful wanton conduct of others, we can devote many resources to each client.

Choosing the Right Lawyer For You

Deciding to hire an attorney for your case is a major decision, especially when you have been injured or traumatized due to someone else’s negligence and need someone to fight for you. At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we have decades of experience representing victims of sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, construction accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, and personal injury. We have worked with clients in Chicago, Cook County, and all over the United States. Our legal team is committed to working with you, investigators, and other experts to achieve justice.

For more information on work we have done or for a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Hurley McKenna & Mertz today at 312-553-4900 or fill out our online form to have a lawyer contact you.

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