What is my claim worth?
There are many factors to consider in determining the value of a particular claim. These include the nature and extent of both your injury and of the culpability of the drug or medical device manufacturer. We can’t guarantee that you will receive any compensation. We will work with you to responsibly evaluate your claim and maximize your potential recovery.
How long does this process take?
Again, there are many factors involved. Sometimes a settlement can be reached quickly if liability is clear and the injuries are undisputed. Often with prescription drug and medical device litigation there may already be numerous other similar-type cases being pursued by several law firms so timing may depend upon what point in the litigation process you contact us with your claim.
Many times, cases settle very close to scheduled trials, which can be a year or more after a case is filed. If a case goes to trial and you receive a favorable money judgment, you may be paid right away. Other times payment may be delayed to allow medical liens to be sorted out or the Defendant might appeal the judgment, which would delay the process further. If you lose at trial, you have the right to appeal as well.
Will my case go to trial?
The vast majority of lawsuits end up settling without a trial. Many clients prefer to settle their cases without the stress and potential delays of a trial if they believe they are receiving fair compensation for their damages. But you do have the right to bring a meritorious claim to trial and be heard by a jury. Your attorneys will fairly and objectively evaluate your case and provide you with their legal opinion as to the merits of your case and whether a settlement or trial makes more sense in your specific set of circumstances. Some claims should be settled but others should be heard by a jury which could possibly award you more than any offered settlement amounts. Your attorneys will give you their best possible advice but ultimately the decision to settle or take your case to trial should be yours.
How much will this cost?
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if the case is successful. Our fee, then, would be a percentage of the award. If you do not receive a recovery through a lawsuit or settlement, you don’t owe us anything.
If you decide to hire us to pursue your claim, all of this will be explained in a written fee agreement.
Will I have to pay any costs or expenses out-of-pocket if the case is not successful?
No. Even if we advance costs associated with pursuing your claim (such as filing fees, medical records retrieval, and expert costs) we only receive reimbursement for these costs out of any recovery. If you do not receive a recovery, then you owe us nothing.
If my case is successful, what percentage of it will Main Street be entitled to as a contingent fee?
This depends on the case. Typical contingent fees are between 25-40% of the award. Again, all of this will be explained in a written fee agreement.
Where are you licensed to practice law?
We are licensed to practice law in Minnesota, with principal offices in Edina, Minnesota; however, we associate with experienced attorneys throughout the United States. While we maintain joint responsibility, often times cases are referred to other firms for primary responsibility.
How do I know if I am eligible to participate in one of the lawsuits you have listed?
We will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation. If your case appears to have merit, we may obtain your medical records and other information necessary to determine whether or not we can help you.
I still have a question, how can I get in touch?
We're here to help you with any other questions or concerns you might have. Click the 'Contact Us' tab above to leave us a message, or give us a call at (888) 438-6453.