Frequently Asked Questions
ABIKE CHAMBERS prides itself as being not only a reputable law firm, but a very approachable one which maintains an interest in its clients.
1Can I bring a case for a family member who has died?
Yes, a claim for damages can be brought on behalf of the deceased by an appropriate representative of the individual.
2How will I be kept informed about my case?
At the outset of our representation, you will be provided with the names and contact information for each member of the team that will be assisting you on your case. We will routinely keep you informed of significant developments in your case. We also encourage you to contact us by phone or e-mail at any time with questions and we will promptly reply.
3Do all cases go to trial?
No. Many times, for a variety of reasons, including the uncertainty of a jury's trial verdict, trial can be avoided through an amicable settlement; however, Abike Chambers prepares every case as if it will proceed to trial.
4Does it matter how long I wait to file a lawsuit?
Yes. There are laws that provide time limits to formally file a lawsuit or claim. These laws, called the "statute of limitations", will prevent an otherwise viable claim from being considered if it is not filed on time. Therefore, it is important to contact us, or any lawyer, as soon as possible after you have been harmed.
5How long will my case take?
The length of a case, from the initial free consultation through to the resolution of the case by settlement or jury verdict, depends on several variables, so it is not possible to say exactly how long a case may take. The duration of a case is often dictated by the individual court in which the case is filed. Some courts designate a time period for discovery of evidence by each party that may be a year or longer. Other courts have a backlog of cases and therefore, the oldest cases in a county will be considered before a more recently filed case. Though some cases do settle before going to court, a settlement would not usually occur until just before the scheduled trial.
6Who will work on my case?
The Abike Chambers takes a team approach in every aspect of their business. You, as the client, will be a part of that team, as we work towards an award and obtaining compensation for you. The chamber is fortunate to have a hard-working staff of individuals to assist award-winning attorneys in achieving the best results for you. Your case will never be handled by just one person. Instead, the collaboration between support staff and attorneys, and led by a firm's partner, in each individual case we handle, ensures that you are represented as thoroughly and completely as your needs require.