Frequently Asked Questions

Video Insights on Personal Injury Law Practices

Welcome to Hancock Law – Your Personal Injury Attorney

Meet Kenneth Hancock, the founder of Hancock Law. Our firm was founded with four values in mind: communication, accountability, relationships, and excellence. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, let us put those values to work for you. Set up your free consultation today.

First Meeting Overview

In your first meeting, also called an intake meeting, you’ll meet with Kenneth personally — not a paralegal. Kenneth values this time to establish his relationship with each and every one of his clients. We’ll answer all your questions and gather all the information to best represent you. Our team will reach out with a list of documents to bring: accident report, medical bills, health insurance correspondence, et cetera.

The Risks of Litigation

Before entering litigation, every client should consider time, money, and risk to make an informed decision. Generally, the life of a case is 18-24 months before getting in front of a jury. While your case has been in the pre-suit phase, costs remain relatively low. However, once the complaint has been filed, costs will generally increase by 40%. Finally, there are certain risks that come with litigation: losing your case, or winning, but not winning enough, wherein you would pay the opposition’s attorney’s fees.

Preparing for Deposition – Overview

Kenneth and the team will help prepare you for the deposition. This is a question and answer session with you and your counsel, the defense attorney for the insurance company, and the court reporter, taking your sworn testimony. This is also your opportunity to make your first impression, so it’s important to dress appropriately.

First Meeting – Detailed

Your intake meeting serves three main purposes: answer all of your questions, gather the necessary information to best represent you, and establish a relationship between you and Kenneth. This step is crucial to the process. Kenneth will walk through all paperwork you come prepared with and from there, you can focus on what’s most important: getting treatment for your injuries.

The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do

The most important thing you can do when it comes to your case is to seek and follow treatment. This may seem obvious, but we understand that life happens and it can be difficult to find time for visits and treatments. However, not following your doctor’s prescribed treatment plan not only hurts your health, but can affect your settlement too. So do yourself a favor and try to create a treatment accountability plan to ensure you stay in good health, while also increasing your chances of a good settlement.

8 Principles for Deposition

There are 8 principles to giving solid deposition testimony. Kenneth will help you prepare for deposition using these 8 guiding principles to ensure that your deposition works in your favor.