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Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered
Wheaton Office  630-462-1980
Chicago Office  312-372-1980
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Tell me about the legal team at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered (WKC)?

WKC is a law firm consisting of highly experienced trial lawyers, certified paralegals, law clerks and legal assistants that have secured millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients for 30+ years (please see our accomplishments). The team members of WKC also work with consultants and medical experts from all over the country, at the top of their respective fields, in assessing and prosecuting its clients cases. Each WKC client has a lead trial attorney, paralegal and legal assistant assigned to his or her case to provide them with the most effective representation.

What can I expect if one of my family members or I have been injured and I call your office?

You will be greeted by a highly trained member of our compassionate staff. If it is your first time calling, please let us know that you are inquiring about a new case. If you have been referred to a specific attorney, please ask for that attorney and you will be transferred directly to that attorney or his or her legal assistant. In this initial call we will request your contact information and seek to obtain the basic nature of your claim and injuries. This information will be supplied to your attorney who will review it and contact you to schedule a meeting at our office. If you feel more comfortable you can submit your information to us online.

What is the purpose of the initial case meeting?

It is to allow the attorney on your case to speak with you and obtain any further information necessary to determine whether WKC will agree to represent you on your case. Equally important, it is to provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions about your case or our office. It is helpful for you to bring with you to the meeting any documents, photographs, or other evidence relating to your claim.

Am I obligated to hire WKC if you meet with me to investigate my case?

No. The meeting is purely informational for both you and our office and there is no charge for the meeting. If we accept your case and you wish to retain our office, we would then provide you with our contingency fee agreement for legal services.

What is a contingency fee agreement?

It is a contract for legal services where attorneys fees are only paid in the event that we recover money on your behalf. If no money is recovered on your behalf, you do not owe any attorneys fees. WKC will fully answer any questions that you may have about our contingent fee agreement at our meeting.

Does WKC use law office technology?

Yes. WKC utilizes cutting edge legal technology for office management, trial preparation and trial presentation. Our legal files computer management software allows us to most effectively handle our cases. Paper documents are digitally scanned into our computer database allowing our staff to access your case documents at the touch of a button, including letters, technical documents, medical records, photos, videos, court documents, court orders, depositions and trial exhibits. At trial, the attorneys of WKC use presentation software on their laptop computers to display these documents to the jury or judge for the most effective trial presentation.

Will my case go to trial?

WKC prides itself as a law firm that is prepared to and does go to trial. It is this preparation and willingness to go to trial that is the cornerstone of our success in obtaining settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. When a settlement offer is made on one of our cases, it is our clients decision whether to accept it or to proceed to trial. We thoroughly discuss such offers with our clients and advise them on our opinions as to any such settlement, but it is our clients decision to accept a settlement offer.

Can I feel comfortable asking any questions?

Yes. We understand that for most people the idea of filing a lawsuit to protect your rights can be a new and unknown experience. We welcome any questions that you have because they will benefit us both. We consider all of our clients part of our WKC litigation team and understand that this is your case.
2150 Manchester Road, Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187 | 630-462-1980
221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601 | 312-372-1980
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