1 N. Virginia St. Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815.459.5152  Fax: 815.459.0290

FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

You need a lawyer when the judgment of a lawyer will be of use to you. In this era of Web sites and “do it yourself” software, many people forget that the true value of a lawyer is the attorney's judgment and expertise. This is what you are paying for.

Lawyers can help you when you are faced with a legal situation that is unfamiliar to you. Whether you are buying or selling a home for the first time, managing an investment property, recovering from a car accident or workplace injury, or going through a divorce, you should consult a lawyer.

Lawyers can effectively identify your legal issues, advise you of your rights, and offer valuable advice based on their knowledge and experience. Often, people put off dealing with their legal issues because they are apprehensive. Seeking out professional advice in a timely manner is the best way to deal with your legal issues.

How do I pay my attorney?

Our fee arrangements depend upon the type of case we will be handling for you. The most common fee arrangements are contingency, hourly, and flat fee.

Contingency fee: A contingency fee arrangement is typical for personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Our attorney gets paid a percentage of the amount we recovered on your behalf and you pay no attorney's fees if we do not get a financial recovery for you.

Flat fee: Our attorneys receive a predetermined flat fee for residential real estate services.

Hourly fee: Our attorneys provide services at an established hourly rate for business and civil litigation clients.

Located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the lawyers at Madsen, Sugden & Gottemoller, Attorneys at Law, represent clients in McHenry County, including the communities of: Crystal Lake, McHenry, Waukegan, Woodstock, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Cary, Elgin, Dundee, Barrington, Harvard, Marengo, and Johnsburg.

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