Frequently Asked Questions
Over time we have collected questions that are frequently asked by potential and current clients. Please contact us if you have a question not answered on this list.
What types of cases does Booth & Koskoff handle?
We specialize in often-difficult catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. This encompasses a broad range of practice areas, and are described in the Expertise section of our website. We also handle lawsuits involving insurance claims and business disputes. If you have any question whether your case is the right fit, please contact us.
In what geographic areas do you practice?
We are based in Southern California and while most of our cases are here, we have handled cases in other parts of California, with a few in other states as well.
If Booth & Koskoff accepts my case, who will actually represent me?
No fees are charged for an initial review of your case. Further, if we take your case, you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We are compensated with a percentage fee based on the recovery obtained by a settlement, or by a jury verdict. Even if we are unable to collect, no fee is charged.
What does it cost to hire Booth & Koskoff?
We take a team approach to our cases, which gives you the advantage of several perspectives and areas of expertise. In addition to our attorneys, our office staff supports you throughout the investigation, discovery, settlement and trial phases.
How long will it take for my case to get resolved?
Every case is different. On average, it takes about two years from the time that we initially review a case to the time when the case is finally resolved. Occasionally, the process goes faster. If there is a trial and an appeal, the process can take three to four years.
How am I going to make ends meet and get the medical treatment that I need in the meantime?
We consider it to be part of our job as plaintiff’s lawyers to help our clients deal with all aspects of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. That includes assisting with lining up the appropriate medical care and financial support.
If my lawsuit is successful, what type of compensation can I expect?
For a personal injury or wrongful death case, there are two main types of compensation. Economic damages would compensate you for medical and other costs and expenses that result from an injury or death. This may include lost wages, lost future income or loss of financial support from a loved one who has died. Non-economic damages would compensate you for the other effects of an injury or death. This includes scars, disability, pain, or the loss of enjoyment of life or the relationships of loved ones.