Finding A Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will find that there are numerous lawyers in your town that advertise that they can specialize in your type of case. This could make the process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below you will be able to restrict your search to the correct one in very little time. Step one is to produce a list of the lawyers that are listed in the area focusing on your circumstances. When you are causeing this to be list you must only include those that you have a good vibe about depending on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by using some time evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find the amount of years they are practicing and several general information regarding their success rates. At this stage your list should have shrunken further to those that you just felt had professional websites and an appropriate amount of experience. You should then take the time to search for independent reviews of every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews rather than just relying on their overall rating. The data within the reviews provides you with a sense of how they communicate with their clientele and how much time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, you will want to talk with no less than the last three lawyers who have the credentials you are interested in. This provides you with the time to genuinely evaluate how interested these are in representing you and the case. It is imperative that you follow every one of these steps to actually hire a company which has the proper amount of experience to obtain the best possible outcome.
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How Do I Find A Lawyer In My Area That Won'T Charge Me My First Born?
A Lawyer For Medical Malpractice
Your #1 concern is to make sure the medical bills get paid.
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle Medical Malpractice matters. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Just tell the Secretary the main idea of your matter - do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
- Do they give >>>FREE, initial consultations for the FIRST meeting? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge?
- Could you make payments on your account? (Usually personal injury matters are paid AT THE END, on a "contingency" (percentage) basis.)
- Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
And be patient - medical malpractice cases can take 1 - 2 years or longer, sometimes.
Don't sign ANYTHING until you have consulted with an Attorney FIRST!!!
My guess is about 10% of medical malpractice matters end up in Court. BUT, when you go to a law office for a case, the attorney will immediately start preparing the matter as if it IS going to go to Court. Because they don't know for sure. So they start preparing the documents, etc. as though the case will go to Court.
This is very similar to a chess game - but this "game" is played out by the two sides involved in the matter. I have seen MANY medical malpractice cases get settled the day before the matter was scheduled for Court It is usually resolved by the attorneys playing out their chess moves.
I assure you, if I was injured in a medical malpractice matter, I would get an attorney to settle my case. But, then, I have worked with attorneys that do Medical Malpractice matters - and I know how hard they work.
One thing I want to make you aware of: When someone has been involved in a medical malpratice matter, a "clock" starts ticking. If you wait too long, nothing will be able to be done for you. My suggestion is to call a lawyer asap.
DON'T SIGN ANYTHING without consulting with an attorney first! Those insurance companies will try to trick you - beware.
Sometimes, medical malpractice matters DO take years to resolve. Ask your attorney how long it will take.
Good luck to you.
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
I Need Somebody To Help Me My Husband Is Lookup For Killing But He Did It For Selfdefense?
How Many Years Will He Get For That We Have 2 Babys And I Am 4Months Pregnant Am Really Sad I Dont Know What To Do.
you need to talk to lawyer & none of that stuff about you is going to matter but if its truly self defense then should mostly go free but get a lawyer not a public defender
Car Accident - Can I File A Lawsuit?
Last Sunday I Was T-Boned In The Process Of Making A Left Turn Out Of A Driveway, There Was A Passenger In The Car. I Was Told By My Insurance That It’S My Fault For The Time Being, Even Though It’S Been Acknowledged Through Police Reports The Other Driver Was Speeding, On Her Cellphone And Had Time To React Otherwise. There Were No Skid Marks, And Two Bystanders Said She Didn’T Even Attempt To Hit The Brakes.
The process of filing a car accident lawsuit takes longer than most people realize but motorists should know that each state has its own statute of limitations regarding how long a person has to file a lawsuit. The average time limit across the country for filing a car accident lawsuit is within two years of the accident occurring.
The first step in filing a car accident lawsuit is to contact and hire an automotive attorney. The attorney will be able to file the lawsuit against the defendant in the case and then head to the pre-litigation stage. During pre-litigation the attorney will process all of the damages that occurred and attempt to settle with the defendant out of court to avoid a lengthy trial process. It is quite possible for the attorney and the plaintiff to earn more money if the case is settled out of court.
The next step in filing a car accident lawsuit, while still in the pre-litigation phase, is to collect any and all medical records, medical billing records, repair estimates to the vehicle, loss of wages and any other documents pertinent to the case. This process can take more than one month in total time to complete and once it is finished the lawyer can demand a settlement from the insurance company of the defendant. If the insurance company does not decide to settle with the plaintiff then the plaintiff’s attorney will issue the formal lawsuit to the court. Once the personal injury lawsuit is filed with the court a trial date is set. The date is usually set for one year from the date of the lawsuit being filed.
How Do I Go About Finding The Legal Name Of Business In Brooklyn. For Litigation Reasons?
My Car Was Damaged In The Kings Plaza Parking Mall In Brooklyn And I Want To Sue For Damages.
Two ways to approach this. All businesses are listed with the court house, in some areas it's called "assumed names". This is open records and you can research this, possibly on the internet. This will give you the name of the person who listed the business. Secondly, tax rolls are also open record, and sometimes available online. With the address, you be able to find out who pays taxes on the property. Good Luck.
I Want To Become A Civil Rights Attorney, Where Do I Start ?
I'm Not Sure Where To Begin...
Presently I Work Full Time, Un-Related Work, And My Wife Is In School. Soon She Will Be Out Of School, And I Want To Take The Opportunity To Go Back Myself While She Brings Home The Bacon For A Change. I Live In Ft. Myers, Fl.
I Would Like To Know First,...How Many Years Of School Am I Looking At Here, And What Do I Need To Major/Minor In...What Should I Get My Associates Degree In First ?...Are There Any Shortcuts/Fasttrack, To Qualify To Take The Fl Bar (Probably Not) ? Can I Go Directly To Law School ?...What Are The Minimum Requirements ?
I'm 29 Now....Is It Too Late For Me ?
I Had Kids Really Young, And I Would Like To Still Make Something Out Of My Life Before It's Too Late. I've Always Been Passionate About Law, And Civil Rights So I'm Doing This For The Right Reasons (Not Money).
Any Advice (Prefferrably From Other Attorney's) Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
It's definitely not too late. I started law school at 36, and many of my classmates were older than me.
You'll first need a bachelor's degree. It doesn't matter what you major in. What does matter is that you get the best grades possible, as that will be one major factor that law schools consider in deciding whether to admit you. In about your last year of undergrad, you'll need to take the LSAT. This is the other most important factor. You'll want to study very seriously for the LSAT, as it's probably not the kind of test you're used to taking, and your score will make or break you in terms of what school you get into.
During undergrad, you should volunteer somewhere where can get some experience working with civil rights issues. My first recommendation would be to work with the ACLU somehow. You'll need to demonstrate a commitment to civil rights when it comes time to find a job. And most law schools want to see a history of volunteerism.
In your last year of undergrad, once you've taken the LSAT and gotten your score, you'll start applying to law schools. Law school typically lasts three years, but many schools have a part-time program, which typically lasts four years. You'll want to work your butt off in law school, as future employers will consider your class rank when deciding whether to hire you. Your law school will probably have a chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild, or some other similar civil liberties organization - you should get heavily involved with them, as that experience will be useful when you start job hunting.
The field of law is heavily over-saturated, and, believe it or not, jobs in civil rights law are very hard to come by. Those jobs tend to go to people from the top schools with the best grades, and who have a long history of civil rights work. It's not impossible to get one of those jobs without those credentials, but it's difficult.
Good Questions For Prospective Law Student To Ask Lawyer?
I'M A Student Thinking About Going Into Law. In A Couple Days I'M Having Lunch With A Lawyer To Discuss A Small Internship And Also To Ask Any Questions I Have About The Legal Field As A Profession. I Already Have Some Questions In Mind But Would Like Some Suggestions On Any Good Questions To Ask. Thanks
Ask what a regular day is like for him/ her, ask if he or she enjoys whatever area they're in or wishes they went into another area of law etc. Ask what areas of law are going to be hot topics in the next 10 years- intellectual property, information protection for example. Ask if it's stressful. Ask them to pay for lunch too.