Does it cost me anything to meet with you?
No – we will meet with you and review your case at no
cost to you.
I have been injured, but my pain is not that bad.
My friends are telling me that I should meet with an attorney.
When should I meet with an attorney?
Right away. The best way to determine whether you have a strong
claim is by having an attorney evaluate your case. While you
are deciding whether to contact an attorney, the insurance
companies are gathering evidence that will damage your case.
I have been injured in a car accident. Am I entitled
to any benefits from my insurance company?
Yes. Under Minnesota’s No-Fault Statutes, you are entitled
to the following benefits from your insurance company:
- Payment of Medical Bills. Under
Minnesota’s No-Fault Statues, you are entitled to
receive $20,000 for medical care and treatment that is reasonable,
necessary, and related to your automobile accident. This
amount may be greater depending upon your insurance coverage.
- Right to See Doctors of Your Choosing.
You have the right to receive medical care and treatment
from any doctor you choose.
- Wage Loss. If your doctor places
you on disability status, you are entitled to 85% of your
weekly lost wages, up to $250 per week (this may be more
depending upon your insurance coverage).
- Mileage Expense. You have the
right to be reimbursed for all the miles that you travel
to attend your medical appointments.
- Replacement Services. If your
doctor places you on disability status, you are entitled
to be reimbursed for having to hire persons to perform household
duties that you usually perform, such as cleaning your residence,
washing clothes, mowing the lawn, etc.
How much do I have to pay you?
We are paid on a contingency (percentage) fee basis, which
means that we are paid only after we obtain a verdict for
you or your case is settled. If we do not recover money for
you, you pay us nothing.
How much is my case worth?
This is largely dependent upon the circumstances surrounding
your case, including:
- Your medical care and treatment (the more medical treatment
you receive, the more valuable your case becomes (usually)
- The severity of the accident’s impact (property
- Future medical problems that you might suffer from as
a result of the accident
- The amount of medical expenses
- Your lost income and your future loss of income
- The effects that the accident has had on your life
I have heard that some lawsuits take years –
how long will my case take?
Every case is different. The length of time that your case
takes will depend upon your injuries, and when your doctor(s)
are able to determine the extent, severity, and permanency
of your injuries.
Does it cost me anything to meet with you?
No – For your initial conversation, we will meet with
you and review your case at no cost to you.
How do I know whether I have a “good case?”
The best way to determine the answer to this question is to
sit down with the Stocke Law Office. Again, we will meet with
you for a free consultation and analysis of your case. Following
the consultation and analysis, we will provide you with our
assessment of your case.
If I decide to retain you, how much do you charge?
Every case is different. In determining our fee, the Stocke
Law Office will take into account the complexity of your case,
the time involved, the gravity of the case, the degree of
difficulty, the urgency of your case, and the necessity of
declining other work based upon the hours required for your
I have heard that it is not even worth fighting a
DUI and that they are impossible to beat – is this true?
Absolutely not. Many people do not realize that there are
issues in a DWI case that can be challenged. These cases can,
and have been, successfully defended.
WILLS & TRUSTS
Do I need a Will?
A Will is a crucial tool in an estate plan. A Will directs
how you want your property distributed upon your death. A
Will can address issues extremely important to you, such as:
who do you want to be your personal representative (the person
managing your estate), appointing a guardian for your minor
children, whether you want certain property to be placed into
trust for family members or others, along with directions
as to the payment of your debts, taxes, and other financial
What is a trust?
A trust is a legal arrangement where you, as the trustor/settlor
place property in the custody of a trustee for the purpose
of benefiting one (or more) beneficiaries. There are many
different kinds of trusts. Some trusts begin operating while
the trustor/settler is still living (an “inter vivos”
What if we do not practice in the area of law that
you were looking for?
Contact us, and we will refer you
to an attorney who will best represent your interests.