Do I Have A Case?
The only way to know whether you have a case is to review the facts and circumstances surrounding your legal matter with one of our experienced attorneys. There is never a charge to review your case, and all information provided will be kept strictly confidential.
For your free confidential case review by one of our experienced employment lawyers, call us seven days a week, at (844) 443-7339 or locally (714) 696-9529.
Will I Have To Pay Any Money In Advance?
No. Our goal is not to make money, but to serve our clients. We handle most cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay no attorney's fees unless and until you recover. In the rare event that you do not obtain any financial recovery, you pay absolutely no attorney's fees. No exceptions.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
While we prepare every case we accept as if it were going to trial, the great majority of cases ultimately result in settlement before trial. In the event that the employer refuses to pay, we are fully prepared to proceed to trial.
Are There Other Ways To Resolve My Case Other Than Going to Court?
In recent years, the use of private forums, commonly referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services has grown dramatically. Cases submitted to ADR can be resolved by way of non-binding mediation, where a disinterested “neutral” third party (often a retired judge or experienced former trial lawyer) listens to each party, and works to achieve a mutually acceptable settlement of plaintiff’s case.
In the event the case cannot be resolved by mutual agreement, the case proceeds to trial. If a settlement is reached following mediation, our clients typically receive payment within thirty days. In addition to mediation, the parties may also elect to have a private party determine the outcome of a case. This process, known as “binding arbitration,” is similar to a trial before a judge, but is conducted outside of the courthouse in a more relaxed setting, and the decisions rendered by the arbitrator are as enforceable as decisions issued by a judge or jury. Because ADR typically involves less formality than court administered trials and costs less, it has become an increasingly attractive forum for resolving civil disputes.
How Long Will My Case Take To Complete?
Because every case is different, it is difficult to predict just how long it will take to resolve. Certain case categories typically take longer than others and typically depend on the circumstances of individual cases. Your attorney is in the best position to estimate the anticipated length of your specific case. Based on our experience, cases that are rushed to a conclusion often result in lower recoveries than cases given more time to complete thoroughly.
For more information on how you should go about handling your situation, contact us today. As a premier employment law firm in Los Angeles and southern California, we’re here to help you.
In addition to representing employees in Santa Ana, CA, our attorneys represent clients all over California including the following counties: Ventura, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, and Los Angeles, CA. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us 24 hours a day.