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Frequently Asked Questions

Legal Fees

Billing for legal services

At Harty Jewell, most of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. However, for appeals, estate planning and estate litigation, and some consumer protection cases, we may charge either an hourly fee or a flat fee depending on the type of case and its complexity.

Case Value

Claim values

This is a very difficult question to answer without a very detailed review of the facts of your case.

Wrongful death personal representative

Filing a claim for a deceased loved one

A court appointed personal representative generally is required to bring a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member.

Service area

Geographic areas that we serve

Harty Jewell offers an extensive range of legal services for clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, but we primarily practice in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Do I have to go to court

Going to court

At Harty Jewell, we approach every litigation case as if it is going to go to trial, but the vast majority of cases in the United States end up settling before trial. We will keep you informed every step of the way and, if you do have to go to trial, you will be well prepared.

Free initial consultation

Initial Consultation Fees

At Harty Jewell, initial consultations are free.

Statutes  of Limitations

Limitations on filing a lawsuit

Generally speaking, in Virginia you typically have two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Other types of lawsuits may have longer or shorter times depending on the type of case, and actions that arise in other states may also have shorter or longer limitations periods.

What should I bring

Materials to bring to the initial consultation

Bring your ID and any relevant documents and photos to your initial consultation with Harty Jewell

Harty Jewell will come to you

Meeting with clients

Harty Jewell offers a wide range of options for meeting in person or remotely to fit your needs.

Experienced trial attorneys

Our experience

Erin Jewell and Will Harty have forty years of combined legal and litigation experience, and have guided hundreds of clients through the judicial system.

Virginia trial lawyers

The types of cases we handle

We are primarily trial lawyers who help people injured by asbestos, mold, and other toxic substances, defective products, careless drivers, and fraudulent business practices.

Your optimal case solution

The typical legal process

Every case is different. At Harty Jewell, we do not apply cookie cutter solutions to real problems. We take the time to listen to your needs and formulate a tailored solution that best achieves your individual goals.

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