FAQ

Attorney Michael Gumprecht Answers Common Questions

  • What is a contingency fee? What about “Nothing Recovered, Nothing Owed”?

    We never bill clients out-of-pocket or at an hourly rate. Instead, we only handle injury cases on contingency. This simply means we agree to advance all the time, labor, cost and risk out of our own resources while we pursue a successful outcome for your case. If nothing is ultimately recovered, you owe us nothing. If we do recover, we keep a flat percentage from the amount recovered. Contingency agreements motivate lawyers to work hard and handle your case correctly – we will lose everything advanced on your behalf if we are unsuccessful! Thankfully, we have a track record of success and believe in our ability to recover for you.

  • Can I really talk to an injury lawyer 24/7, for FREE?

    YES! We are always ready to offer FREE, live advice about your potential case. We’ll help analyze the strengths and any potential weaknesses as a courtesy to you. Never hesitate to call us anytime at 678-800-1050 – our reception staff will be happy to connect you to our lead attorney Michael Gumprecht who will be ready to speak to you. If you feel more comfortable, you can also e-mail him at michael@galawfirm.com or simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form at the bottom of this page, which will go straight to his inbox.

  • I need treatment but I don’t have health insurance. What do I do?

    With the SOARING costs of health insurance many families are struggling to provide sufficient coverage for healthcare — if any at all. We are extremely sympathetic to the plight of millions who face this terrible reality daily. Fortunately, one of the greatest benefits when hiring The Gumprecht Law Firm is the special, professional arrangements that can be made in order to help you obtain funding your treatment. As explained in the “How Long Will It Take” FAQ question, medical bills are paid for from the proceeds of a single settlement after you have received medical treatment. Treatment now, payment later – thus obtaining medical treatment now is critical to protecting your health and your case. Medical providers you seek treatment from will usually only agree to this treat now, pay later approach if they have written assurances from your lawyer that a future payment will come from your settlement proceeds. This is commonly known as an attorney’s lien, an arrangement between your provider and your attorney. These arrangements are extremely common and The Gumprecht Law Firm is ready to assist you in this manner if necessary.

  • I have health insurance, so do I need an attorney?

    YES! Just because your medical bills are being paid for does NOT mean the right party is paying for them! It is always beneficial to allow your medical bills to be paid for by health insurance if you have it, but at some point your health insurance deserves to be fully reimbursed in order to keep your rates low and hold the responsible party’s insurance responsible for paying under their liability policy. Also, the fine print of some health insurance policies expect reimbursement (sometimes called “subrogation”) when your medical bills are the result of somebody else’s negligence. Take all of these burdens off your back by hiring us today – we are familiar in sorting out the obligations owed (both to and from) all insurance companies involved, whether health insurance, auto insurance, homeowners insurance, or any other coverage that may exist. Also, health insurance only covers medical treatment (to an extent) – it cannot pay other damages such as lost wages or pain and suffering. That is why it is essential that you hire The Gumprecht Law firm to assist you to ensure you recover all damages.

  • How long will it take for my case to settle?

    We begin working on your case the minute you become a client at The Gumprecht Law Firm. Our testimonials attest to our non-stop drive to complete your case as soon as possible. However, no injury case is ever “quick” to pay out. No lawyer can send a demand to the other party’s insurance company until you have completed all your medical treatment. Settlements take place in the form of a single payment intended to cover all of your reasonable medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering. Thus, it is important for the demand to include all of these items in full completion. Between demand letter preparations and typical negotiations, once you have completed treatment, generally settlements average about 3-6 months later. There are other factors that may affect this. If a lawsuit is filed, one to two years of legal procedure is common before the Court will arrange a date for your jury trial, but cases can still settle at any time after a lawsuit is filed.

  • Should I talk to the insurance company about what happened?

    No! You have zero legal obligation to speak with the insurance company for the responsible party, no matter how much pressure they subject you to. There is a reason why insurance companies spend endless millions of dollars convincing you they are “On Your Side,” “Like a Good Neighbor,” or “You’re in Good Hands” — the more comfortable you feel with insurance companies the more likely you are to call them instead of a good attorney. This is by design, their (sometimes) friendly adjusters are trained to take as much information from you as possible for purposes you may not fully comprehend, including recorded statements. Never give a recorded statement without first speaking to an attorney. Your own words, no matter how true, can be twisted against you for the worst reasons down the road. The Gumprecht Law Firm can protect you from this hassle so that you can focus on the one and only thing you should be focused on: your medical treatment.

  • I already talked to the insurance company, am I in trouble?

    It depends on how much was said, what was said and to whom. A good law firm like The Gumprecht Law Firm can begin untangling any webs you may have inadvertently spun for yourself by getting involved in the process as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose in getting our free analysis of your situation: call us 24/7 at 678-800-1050, e-mail Michael Gumprecht at michael@galawfirm.com or simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form at the bottom of this page, which will go straight to his inbox.

  • Any other questions?

    There are no dumb questions, only unanswered questions. You can call us 24/7 at 678-800-1050, you may e-mail Michael Gumprecht at michael@galawfirm.com or you can simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form at the bottom of this page, which will go straight to his inbox. We are standing by ready to help you in your moment of need.