How It Works

How much will my case cost?

During one of your first meetings with a Young Conaway attorney, you will execute a fee agreement. This agreement states that our attorneys and the law firm will get paid only if you do as a result of a jury verdict or settlement agreement. If you do collect anything, our attorneys would receive a percent of the gross amount awarded. They would also receive reimbursement for any up-front costs associated with your case (for example, court filing fees or copy costs associated with medical records). If your case does not recover anything, you will not owe the attorneys or law firm for their services.

How long will my case take?

Some cases can be settled in one year, with more complicated cases taking up to five years if an appeal is involved. Most cases are tried in court or settled within two to three years from the date a complaint was filed.

How much is my case worth?

The value of an individual's case depends upon the nature and extent of the injuries involved. Factors such as the negligence of the other party, insurance coverage, and personal assets can also affect the value of a law suit. Our attorneys will talk with you about the facts of your case and, based upon their experience, what jurors have awarded in the past. The ultimate decision, whether to accept a settlement or engage in a trial, is made by the client.

I have been in contact with an attorney in my home state, but I've been told I need to file my case in Delaware. What should I do?

Young Conaway welcomes referring attorneys and encourages questions on personal injury, medical malpractice or workers' compensation matters to be filed in Delaware. Our attorneys will listen and provide you and your attorney with the extended support of an experienced personal injury team of professionals necessary to bring your matter to a successful conclusion.

As allowed under Delaware law, we offer a division of fee to referring attorneys seeking our counsel for their clients. These alternative arrangements will be beneficial to both you and your attorney. Please contact us to find out more about how Young Conaway teams with referring attorneys and to discuss the specifics of your matter.