Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my case take?

As each accident or traffic violation or medical situation brings many factors to a case, it's difficult to provide closure with any certainty.  We'll look at every detail, from your current and future medical treatment, to statements by witnesses, and assess involvement of third parties.  Whether your case is straightforward or complex, you still won't pay until you win, no matter how long it takes.

I’ve heard that attorneys juggle a lot of cases. I don’t want to get lost in the shuffle. How can I be sure that my case is important to you?

Plenty of law firms advertise heavily for personal injury cases, touting the millions of dollars in results that they've won. But in a large firm, your case is likely to be referred to a paralegal or new associate.  They may not follow through as diligently to get the optimal dollar outcome for you. With Wichman Law, you are guaranteed personal care and attention from a skilled attorney. Kevin Wichman is as comfortable making persistent calls to an insurance company to get the best settlement, or going to trial in front of a judge or jury.  He will be on your case from start to finish.

How can I reach you if I have a question?

Wichman Law Firm LLC is available twenty-four hours a day.  You can email us, or call directly. If we are in court or involved with another client, we will return the call promptly, no matter the time of day or day of the week. We stand by our commitment to be in touch whenever you need us.

If I hire you, do I have to pay you anything up front?

No. Unlike a divorce or other legal matter,  you do not have to pay an immediate retainer to secure our services.  There is no fee unless we win your case. If you choose our firm, our contract together will outline the fee percentage for your particular case.  We will also inform you of other administrative or court expenses that you will be responsible for.

What documents should I bring with me?

The sooner that you contact our office, the better.  If you are involved in an accident, you should bring a copy of the police report and any written contact you've had with insurance companies, plus photos of the scene.  For other potential claims, we'll ask for any specific documents when we set up your initial consult.  The sooner we can defend your case, the sooner we often can resolve it to your satisfaction, particularly when negotiating with insurance companies for certain types of claims.

What is a free consultation?

You have the opportunity to discuss your situation without any cost to you.  You can ask us any questions and decide if you feel comfortable with our legal approach and our manner. 

I’ve never needed an attorney before. What can I expect?

You can expect an empathetic and ready response from a skilled attorney who will carefully listen to you.  There's no charge, so you can take the time to explain what happened to you or your loved one.  We're here to help you understand the legal system and to explain options so you can decide the next step.