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“I cannot say enough about the support I received from the folks at Cooper Elliott. When facing a huge ‘David -vs- Goliath’ situation, I found solace and support from this top-shelf law firm in defending my position. The professionalism of this operation was first rate and helped me through a very difficult process.”

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Our Process

How much will I have to pay for an attorney?

Cooper Elliott offers free consultations, and we are paid only if we win your lawsuit or settle your claim out of court. We discuss the details with you at each stage of the process so there are no surprises.

What can I expect in our initial legal consultation?

You will meet with an experienced attorney who will listen to your story and discuss the legal options available to you. We will investigate your case and be honest with you about how the legal system works and possible avenues to explore to seek justice.

Every day, we meet with people who are picking up the pieces of their life after a tragedy. We understand, and we won’t pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to do at any step in the process.

Why choose Cooper Elliott?

We have a reputation for taking the most serious, the most complex and the most important cases.

Sometimes they’re cases other lawyers have turned down because the case is too challenging, the odds are too great, or the stakes are too high. All of our attorneys are skilled courtroom veterans. We know that if compromise is possible, the best way to achieve peace may be to prepare for battle. And when settlement is not attainable, we’re always ready to fight.

Our Services

Death & Serious Injuries

What does “wrongful death” mean?

A wrongful death is the loss of life that results from someone else’s actions, whether intentional or due to negligence. The term covers many different situations, such as a car accident caused by a distracted driver, a doctor ignoring life-threatening symptoms, or a bar fight that went too far.

Each state has its own laws that cover wrongful death lawsuits. The laws specify who can file a wrongful death action, the types of losses that are eligible for compensation, and the deadline for filing a case in civil court (known as the statute of limitations), and other procedural details.

How long does a car accident lawsuit take?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for this. Depending on the specifics of the accident, the injuries, and the insurance companies involved, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years before everything is settled.

Here are a few factors that can affect timing:

  • The specifics of the accident. If the driver who caused the accident was driving their personal vehicle, the case will be settled faster than one that involved a government vehicle.
  • The extent of your injuries. It’s important that you know the full extent of your injuries and the impact on your life to make sure the damages cover everything.
  • The actions of the insurance companies. Each insurer has its own approval process for handling claims. We continue to push them, but certain companies take longer than others.
  • Going to court. Most cases settle out of court, but if your case goes to trial, there are specific time periods in place. For example, once you file a lawsuit, the other party has 30 days to answer your claim. In general, however, these cases take longer than negotiating a settlement out of court.


Who can file a medical malpractice claim?

Our attorneys will take care of filing the legal documents required for your medical malpractice claim. From a legal perspective, though, the following parties can file a civil action for medical malpractice:

  • The victim if they are an adult with the mental capacity to do so
  • The victim’s parents if the victim is a minor
  • The person who has power of attorney for the victim if the victim is incapacitated
  • The victim’s spouse, parent, adult child, or another beneficiary if the victim is deceased

Our Other Services

How do I know if I have a civil rights case?

You will meet with an experienced attorney who will listen to your story and discuss the legal options available to you. We understand the challenges of speaking about sexual abuse, and we won’t ask you to share any uncomfortable details. We have helped a lot of people who have been abused, and we have a clear understanding about how predators operate. It’s our job to fight for you.

We will be honest with you about how the legal system works and possible avenues to explore to seek justice. Our attorneys present different options to you, but you decide what steps you want us to take.

Every day, we meet with people who are picking up the pieces of their life after a tragedy. We understand how tough this can be, and we won’t pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to do at any step.

Why Do Wrongful Convictions Happen?

Wrongful convictions happen for a variety of reasons: eyewitness misidentification, false or coerced confessions or admissions, ineffective assistance of counsel or legal malpractice, invalid scientific testimony, or misconduct by police officers and forensic investigators, just to name a few. Some wrongful convictions occur because of honest mistakes, while others occur because police, forensic investigators, or prosecutors are more interested in getting a conviction and closing a case than finding the truth.

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