What types of cases does your law firm handle?
At Earner & Weaver we handle claims at all levels of litigation. Our areas of practice include Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Knockdowns, Premises Liability, Slip and Falls, and certain disability claims.
How long have you been in business?
Earner & Weaver was founded by Michael Earner and Whitney Weaver in 2017 and since its inception it has maintained an unwavering commitment to trying cases and/or brokering favorable settlement agreements for our clients whenever possible.
Do I need to come into your office and meet you in person to retain you, or to receive legal services?
Earner & Weaver is a paperless law firm. We take advantage of technology to enhance the deliverability of legal services to people in the states we serve. You do not need to come to our offices to work with us. We use electronic signatures, video conferencing, cloud-based case management systems, email, phones, and text messages, to communicate with our clients, the people on the other side of your case, and even the courts. We also travel to people who want to meet in person or host in our offices.
What are your business hours?
Our business hours are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. However, please feel free to call or email us after hours. We are committed to returning our client’s and potential client’s calls and emails within 24 hours or less.
Do you charge for consultations?
We offer 100% free, no obligation consultations to our clients and potential clients. We became lawyers to help people and never lose sight of that.
What will the legal fees cost me?
We work on cases that allow us to work on what is called a contingency fee basis. Our base fees are 1/3 of the full settlements. Some lawyers charge 35% or even up to 50%, and we think that is too much. We are priced at the lowest rates we are aware of in the industry. Plus, we like that type of arrangement because it keeps our interests aligned with our clients. We all do better together – our clients tend to like that.
How can I become a client of your firm?
Please call us at (877) 862-4637 and speak with a member of our staff. They can answer basic questions or if your case requires an attorney, they will try to get one on the line with you or be able to schedule a time for the lawyer to call you back. During your free consultation the attorney will help you determine how our firm can best represent you and your case.
What can I expect to receive if my case settles?
There are several factors to be considered in reaching a settlement amount. It is important to be aware that in injury cases, anyone who paid for medical treatment on your behalf may be looking to recover through a legal process called a lien. Sometimes that can be a large part of your final settlement. We always work to ensure that any claims are lawful, submitted correctly, and even negotiate lower rates whenever possible to assist you in recovering the most amount of money in your pocket as possible.
Will I have to go to court?
Most of our cases settle without going to trial, so you will not necessarily have to go to court. However, there are times when the other side acts unreasonably, and the courts are the only way to compel them to do what is right. Earner & Weaver does engage in litigation when it’s required to keep the wrongdoers in your case honest and accountable.
How long will this process take?
There are a lot of factors that go into this. The main one is how long it takes you to recover from your injuries. We cannot properly bring your case forward until we know exactly how much an incident impacted you. We won’t be able to begin to negotiate or settle your case until you have either finished treating or a doctor has determined you have a permanent injury. Sometimes that is a month or two, other times it is over a year. Once negotiations start, we usually know quickly if the other side is serious about resolving your case in a fair way or if we will recommend that we head toward a lawsuit. Then, if the case does settle, it can be up to 45-days to process the settlement paperwork.