Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are many lawyers in the area that advertise that they can specialize in your kind of case. This can make the whole process of finding one with a great deal of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below you will be able to restrict your search off to the right one out of very little time. The first task is to make a selection of the lawyers which are listed in your area focusing on your needs. While you are causeing this to be list you ought to only include those that you have a good vibe about based upon their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down by using a bit of time evaluating their internet site. There you must be able to find just how many years they are practicing plus some general information about their success rates. At this time your list must have shrunken further to those which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You ought to then make time to lookup independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews instead of just depending on their overall rating. The info in the reviews provides you with a solid idea of the way that they communicate with their clientele and how much time they invest into each case they are taking care of. Finally, you should talk to at the very least the past three lawyers that have the credentials you are looking for. This will provide you with some time to truly evaluate how interested they are in representing you and your case. It is actually vital that you follow all of these steps to actually find a person which includes the proper amount of experience to help you the perfect outcome.
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I Need Legal Advice Please Help?
I Want To Take This Lady To Small Claims Court. She Works For A Transit Company In Our City. She Hit Me With Metal Cane. I Went To The Hospital. I Lost The Criminal Case Beyond Reasonable Doubt. I Want Sue Her For My Hospital Bill, Which Is Around 2,000 Dollars. I Have Called 20 Attorneys In My City And They Wont Take It Because Its Not Life Threatening Case. I Just Want To Pay These Medical Bills, So I Wont Be In Anymore Debt.I Have My Medical Bills And My Police Report That States She Attacked Me. Is Anyway, That I Could Ask The Transit Company For The Money? When We Went To Court The Lady Job Did Not Represent Her. She Had A Public Defender. I Think She Got Fired. Her Behavior Was Crazy. I Dont Wanna Go To Small Claims...Any Other Suggestions...Thoughts????
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- 4 Days Left To Answer.
I Live In Illinois
First of all this is not legal advice, I don't know know Illinois law specifically so these are more or less general observations.
I suspect the reason none of the lawyers want your case is because this is such a small amount and they don't stand to make that much. It's about the money and not the law as far as they are concerned. It stinks, but if you play this right you're better off without one anyway.
A lawyer will take a good size chunk of any settlement you get so you can afford to negotiate down and do as well or even better by yourself. You can also use the mercenary nature of lawyers to your advantage.
If this was somehow related to the transit company, like on one of their vehicles, or she attacked you while on duty, then I would go after the transit company. She was one of their employees and they are responsible for an employee's action while they are work.
File a small claims action against the transit company, there is usually a fee for this because the business has to be served with the court papers, usually by a sheriff's deputy. It's very dramatic.
Anyway this means that they will have to show up in court to defend themselves, either by showing up themselves or sending a lawyer to handle it. That can be expensive, plus they have no guarantee that they will win which means that could be out what your asking plus the lawyers fees. If you have a decent case and we'll assume that you do, they will most likely contact you to settle out of court. You could raise your amount to include missed work, expenses and probably double it then let them back the amount down to get what you wanted.
You can always take the woman who attacked you to small claims too, the problem is that it may be hard to collect any judgement that you win. She most likely won't have a lawyer and with no job, no money.
Like I said earlier, not legal advice but what I would be doing.
Good luck and hope this helps.
Can You Help Me With The Legal Aid As I'M Trying To Build A Lawsuit And Defense For A Friends Court Case?
Theres A False Picture Being Painted Of Whats Really Happened And Slander As Well As Defimation Of Charactor According To The Charges Being Instated And Accused Of And I'M Financially Strapped! So I'M Needing As Much Help/Input As Possible To Be Solid With Proceeding Into This Matter !
What state are you in? What do you mean by charges? If it's a criminal case and your friend cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for him (public defender).
If you're in CA and the "slander" and or "defamation" was told to a police officer, during the course of an investigation, then your friend can't win. A recent case came out that said those statements are covered by Civil Code 47 (or 45) - the litigation privilege.
I Need A Good Workers Comp Lawyer In California?
I Hurt My Back At Work Was Fired On The Way To The Doctor I Recovered Found A New Job Worked There For A Week And Hurt My Back Again I Was Honest Told The New Insurance Company Of The Previous Injury After Running Me Though Their Red Tape 3 Months Later I Recieve A Letter Of Denial Have Not Recieved A Dime From These Pricks I Have Now Been Cut Off From Medical Care If It Wasnt For State Disability I Would Be Homeless Right Now And This Is My Reward For Being Honest
You do need to get a referral from someone. A lot of workers' comp attorneys are very poor at communications, and tend to take a great deal of time to resolve cases because their case loads are too heavy. After I heard horror story after horror story about lack of communication I started questioning other attorneys (non-workers' comp) for their recommendations for my friend and found a great law firm for her. So ask around and see what you hear.
Also, once you have a name, check that attorney at www.calbar.ca.gov for any history of discipline.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Ok Well My Grandma Was In A Villa,And The Thing That Helps Her Get Up Broke And Dropped Her And Made Her Die. The Lift Company Said They Are Taking All Responisilibty And Want To Settle, And My Uncle Denied The Offer And Is Now Sending A Larger Offer We Will Know How Much Its For Next Week, Im Just Wondering How Much It Could Be?
many things affect the amount of settlement in wrongful death and survival actions such as the age of the deceased, the health of the deceased, the pain and suffering incurred, the liability policy limits, etc. therefore, without a full consultation and review of medical bills, it would be impossible to put a number on it.
you also just mentioned wrongful death action. what about a survival action? you most likely have one of those as well. you may want to consider speaking with an attorney to help maximize your claim in addition to properly apportioning proceeds between wrongful death and survival actions to decrease inheritance tax liability.
final note, you will need to petition the court to approve the settlement of a wrongful death action. It's normally called a Petition to Settle Death Claim. you may want to consult an attorney to have these issues more fully explained to you.
Drunk Driving Laws? Can We Do More?
Can'T They Eventually Make It To Where Every Vehicle Has A Breathalizer In It So You Have To Blow Into It To Drive? I Know It Wont Stop All Drunk Driving Because People Would Get Their Sober Friends To Blow Into It For Them But It Would Stop Alot Of Drunk Driving. Drunk Driving Speeches & Rehab & Jail Time Just Doesn'T Seem To Get Across To People. And If You Never Get Caught You Are Going To Continue To Do It Until You Learn The Hard Way. So, Why Not Help People Who Can'T Make The Right Choice On Their Own And Install Breathalizers In All Vehicles Eventually? I'M Not Suggesting Right Away Because That Is A Huge And Expensive Step But I Definately Think We Should Look Into That.
I do not like the idea of all breathalyzers in all cars. It's just another piece of equipment that can fail and make my car inoperable when I have to go to work in the morning, and I haven't had anything alcohol for days.
This does not mean I condone drunk driving at all. I think it needs to be dealt with harsher. Things have been moving that way, but just too slowly. In the past, if you were just a "little drunk", the cop may have just let you drive home if it was close by. They don't anymore. Also, the legal limit use to be 0.10, but it's now down to 0.08. Now what they need to do is make the penalties harsher. I'm OK with just a huge fine and license suspended for first time offense, but make the fine larger and the suspension longer. Most people learn from today's sentence and never repeat. But for those that repeat, they do need to start sentencing them to prison: 1 year for second offense, 5 years for third, and so on.
And if course, even if you kill or seriously hurt someone on your first offense, a much, much harsher sentence for that.
Careers For Lawyers Who Have Never Practiced Law?
I Graduated From Law School And Passed The Bar Exam A Long Time Ago. Since Then, I Have Been Applying For Lots Of Attorney Positions With No Luck At All. So, I Have Been Trying To Come Up With Some Alternative Career Paths.
What Are Some Law Related Positions That Do Not Require An Attorney To Have Experience Practicing Law?
A little over two years ago I hired a recent J.D. grad to be a Manager of Human Resources in LV. He was skilled at contracts and negotiations and of course caught on to labor law and compliance issues quickly, although he had only had a couple of classes in law school. However, he did have his PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification from HRCI which does require some specialized study to pass the test. I have my SPHR (Senior PHR) so I know how challenging their tests can be. There is a lot of variety in HR and your degree (especially with an added certification) will give you a leg up on other candidates. My Manager had also worked during college as a junior recruiter at UPS so he did have some HR experience, but not that much. I have really enjoyed mentoring him.