Frequently Asked Questions

The personal injury attorneys at the Tacoma, Washington law firm of Manza & Moceri answer frequently asked questions about personal injury accident evaluations, attorney fees and recovery of damages.

What does is the cost to consult an attorney about my accident?

The law firm of Manza & Moceri offers a no cost, no obligation personal injury consultation. We will also arrange home and hospital visits, if you are unable to travel.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

Please call our law firm to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation. We will review the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident and the injuries you sustained. An attorney will explain your legal remedies and your right to recover compensation for damages.

After I am injured or a family member dies as a result of an accident, how long do I have to file a lawsuit?

A time limit, called "statute of limitations," which differs from state to state, establishes the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Statutes of limitations vary according to the type of personal injury or wrongful death claim. Your claim can be dismissed if you miss the filing deadline. Therefore, it is critical that you speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are injured or discover an injury or death occurs.

What happens if the person who caused my injury doesn’t have insurance?

During your initial consultation, we will review your legal remedies and your options for recovery. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate alternative sources, exploring all possible avenues to collect damages above and beyond available insurance coverage. In accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles other motor vehicles underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage may be a source of recovery.

Do we pursue my case and enter into litigation, or do we settle?

At Manza & Moceri, our lawyers open all our client's cases with the mind-set that we will have to go to trial. All of our case management and file administration is geared toward that end. Showing the other side that we are prepared, from the outset, to take the matter to the ultimate forum, the courtroom is an invaluable tool to reach settlement. Settling a case is the better outcome, especially when the fact situation is good, such as a rear-end collision = gut cinch liability, in which case the only real area of argument is what the damages are. Our job is to leave no stone uncovered in listing, enumerating and assigning a just value to every aspect of the damages you have incurred. A case must be taken to trial only because one, or both sides, just have grossly different ideas about the level

of damages, or because liability is very unclear. Going to trial is an expensive exercise, especially if a jury is used. The risk of an unfavorable judgment or award is always possible.

How will l pay your attorney’s fee?

Our attorneys represent personal injury accident victims on a contingent fee basis, which means a percentage of the recovery covers our fee for legal services.

Will I still owe a fee, if we do not recover any money?

While our attorneys expect to and do recover money in most cases, you would not owe us a fee, if we do not win an award to compensate for your personal injury.

Am I guaranteed a monetary recovery?

There are never any guarantees. However, if Manza & Moceri accepts your case, our lawyers believe there is a very good chance there will be a monetary recovery.

When you are seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence or have lost a loved one in a personal injury accident, call Manza & Moceri at 253.473.2771 or 877.473.2771 to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation.

Manza & Moceri, PS
2928 S. Union Ave., Tacoma, WA 98409
(Conveniently located off of Interstate 5 and Highway 16)