Dreaden and Cox


What does it cost to have your firm review my case?

We offer a free consultation to all prospective clients. We will review the facts about your case, explain your legal rights and discuss your legal options. Call us today to schedule your free no-obligation review.

What is a disability when it comes to Social Security?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability as something that causes the person to be unable to perform the kind of work for which they are suited due to an injury or a medical condition. In order for the condition to qualify, the disability must be expected to last for at least a year or result in death. The disability can be a result of a physical or mental condition or a combination of a number of such conditions.

What is a statute of limitation?

The law specifies a maximum amount of time that can pass before a lawsuit must be filed. These statutes of limitations vary depending on the type of case. There may be facts or circumstances that affect the statute of limitations in a particular case. For this reason it is important to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid being unable to file a suit due to the statute of limitations expiring.

Do I have a good case?

A legal action must be based on a legal right. That is to say, if your legal rights have been violated in some way, such as through an injury caused by someone else’s wrongful act, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. In order to evaluate the merits of your case, and determine whether the facts support legal action, call us for a free consultation.

How much will it cost for your attorneys to represent me?

After a free consultation, our attorneys will explain to you that we accept personal injury actions on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay anything out of pocket for our representation. Our fee will consist of a percentage of your recovery.

What if my type of case is not listed on your site?

If your case type is not listed on our web site, that does not mean that we will not be able to handle your specific case. Give us a call and we will discuss your case and tell you if we are able to handle it. If not we will try to refer you to another attorney that can help you.

Can we meet at my house?

If you are unable to meet at our office, we can meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

How much are worker’s compensation weekly disability benefits?

If you are temporarily, totally disabled, there are minimum and maximum weekly benefits allowable. Worker’s compensation benefits are typically 2/3 of your average weekly wage, which is computed by taking the average of your earnings for the fifty-two (52) week period prior to the date of injury. There are exceptions to this rule—for this reason, it is important to discuss this matter with an attorney.

What benefits does an injured worker have?

An injured worker is entitled to full medical care for treatment of the work related injury. The employee is given a choice of medical providers from a list maintained by the employer or the employer’s workers’ comp insurance company. In the event the employee is unable to work due to the injury, he/she may be eligible for temporary disability benefits. If the injury leaves the employee with a permanent physical impairment or permanent restrictions/limitations, then he/she may be entitled to permanent disability benefits.

What should I do if I am injured on the job?

You must notify your employer immediately. Failure to notify our employer within thirty (30) days of the injury may result in your claim being denied with no benefits being made available to you. Again, there are exceptions to the notice requirement, and it is important to discuss the facts of your case with an attorney.