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09/01/2014 - Ashley Worby joins Statham & Long, LLC, as an associate attorney

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

General FAQs

What is a statute of limitations?

The phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the law which sets the time limit in which a lawsuit must be filed. Each type of case has a different statute of limitations. For example, in Illinois, most, but not all, personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the date of the injury. If a lawsuit is not filed within the time limit provided in the statute of limitations, the party is barred from ever recovering. Some cases have shorter limitations, so you should consult promptly with an attorney if you are injured.

How much will my case cost?

Our attorneys charge either an hourly rate or a contingency fee depending on the type of case. Our hourly rates and the number of hours billed vary based on the type of case, the complexity of the issue involved, and the staff who work on the file. Regardless of the fee agreement or outcome, the client is always responsible for court costs and expenses.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency is a pre-determined percentage of the amount an attorney recovers for the client, either through trial or settlement. This fee represents the amount the lawyer is paid for representing the client. Not all cases can be paid with a contingency fee. This type of fee agreement must be in writing.

How experienced are your attorneys?

The best way to learn about our attorneys is to read their profiles on our website. All of our attorneys are highly skilled and work together to ensure that our clients receive the best representation we can provide.

How do I contact an attorney to set up an appointment?

The best way to schedule an appointment with an attorney at our office is by telephone. Any of our attorneys can be reached at 309-341-6000..