Miller, Ross & Goldman provides our clients with comprehensive legal support in all 50 U.S. states through our nationwide network of commercial collection attorneys.
Although more than 90% of all commercial claims placed with us are successfully recovered free of any need for a collection lawsuit, some non-payment situations may require formal legal remedies to protect our client's financial interests.
When a lawsuit is prudent and necessary, we will contact you to discuss our recommendations and obtain your written authorization to proceed on your company's behalf. In the event we exhaust our collection efforts without a successful payment resolution, we will evaluate the merits of legal action through the process outlined below.
In most cases, the following criteria must be met to warrant consideration for legal action:
Provided these conditions are met, we will then advise you of the costs necessary to initiate the elevated legal process to enforce payment through the courts.
You will be invoiced for court costs, filing fees and service of process fees, which must be paid before legal action can commence. These additional costs will also be pursued from your indebted customer (the defendant), in addition to the past-due balance owed, whenever possible. Provided these costs are successfully awarded by the court and collected from the defendant, they will be reimbursed to you.
Some legal claims involve a broad scope of complex elements and require a comprehensive amount of due-diligence, legal research, discovery etc. in order to build and present a solid and compelling case. In such instances, a contingency-based fee agreement without a non-contingent fee or hourly retainer may not be possible. These circumstances include:
In the event legal action against your indebted customer cannot be handled solely on a contingency basis, we will contact you to discuss an augmented strategy best-suited to the situation. Any time a non-contingent fee or hourly retainer is indicated, as our Client, you can be assured of the most competitive rate possible to aggressively pursue a successful outcome.