Frequently Asked Questions

At Lopez, Severt, & Pratt, Co., L.P.A., we believe being informed is being prepared.  We know you have questions about Ohio's laws and regulations—and how they affect you on a personal level.  Our attorneys and staff are here to answer your questions and produce the best possible results for you, in or out of court. 

Some of the most common questions we encounter from clients are—

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The law firm of Lopez, Severt, & Pratt serves clients throughout Miami, Shelby, Darke, Montgomery, and surrounding counties with criminal, domestic relations, and personal injury matters.  We offer free initial consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases.

Contact our Troy office to speak to an attorney if you have any additional questions.

What should I expect from working with your firm?

Clients who come to Lopez, Severt, & Pratt receive exceptional care from expert attorneys and staff.  You can expect to have your questions answered and your needs met by an approachable, intelligent lawyer able to skillfully defend your case.  You work directly with your legal representative for the majority of your case.

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Do I really need a lawyer?

While some legal transactions may seem straightforward at first, Ohio laws and statutes can quickly become confusing.  Our lawyers are trained professionals with years of experience handling problems like yours.  Hiring a lawyer to represent you can save you time and may drastically alter the outcome of your legal proceeding.

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How long will my case take?

The length of your case depends on its difficulty and the actions taken by the other party.  Some cases settle quickly when all parties are in agreement and the evidence is straightforward.  Others last much longer due to uncooperative individuals or complex circumstances.  Reaching a settlement before court is a good way to shorten the duration of your legal matter.

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Why is it so important to contact a lawyer as soon as I encounter a legal problem?

Working with a lawyer prevents unnecessary complications and may result in the reduction or dismissal of charges against you.  Statutes of limitations provisions also make having an experienced lawyer by your side that much more vital to your case.  A good lawyer ensures your paperwork is filed properly on time, the first time, so you do not run into any roadblocks that may delay or damage your chance of success.

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