Finding An Experienced Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will find that there are countless lawyers in your town that advertise they focus on your type of case. This can make the entire process of finding one with significant amounts of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it is possible to define your search to the right one out of almost no time. The first step is to generate a list of the lawyers that are listed in your area specializing in your situation. When you are making this list you ought to only include those you have an excellent vibe about based on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking some time evaluating their website. There you must be able to find just how many years they are practicing and several general details about their success rates. At this stage your list ought to have shrunken further to the people that you felt had professional websites and an appropriate level of experience. You should then spend some time to search for independent reviews for each attorney. Be sure you look at the reviews instead of just relying on their overall rating. The information inside the reviews gives you a sense of the way they connect to their clientele and how much time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, you will want to meet with at least the very last three lawyers who have the credentials you are looking for. This provides you with the time to really evaluate how interested these are in representing both you and your case. It can be important to follow every one of these steps to ensure that you hire a company containing the correct level of experience to obtain the perfect outcome.
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Personal Injury Question?
If Someone Gets Hit By A City Transit Bus, Dragged Under The Bus For 700 Ft., And As A Result Suffers A Broken Pelvic Bone, An Amputated Leg From The Mid-Thigh On Down, Fractured Bones In An Arm And Serious Roadburn That Requres Skin-Grafting......What Estimated Monetary Compensation Would They Be Entitled To? This Person Is 60 And Was Healthy And Able-Bodied Before The Accident.
Also, Is The Medical And Therapeutic Costs A Part Of The Settlement Dollar Amount?
What Percentage Are The Lawyers Fees Typically
In a normal personal injury settlement, the insurance company for the bus, would pay for all medical bills, treatment, lost wages and pain/suffering. From that settlement, the doctors/hospitals etc will get paid from that settlement the amount of the medical bills owed for services to this person.
Most lawyers will charge 1/3 or 33.33 % of any settlement, and if the lawyer files a lawsuit, then the percentage goes on average to 40%.
But any settlement is based on negligence, (fault), so IF, the bus driver was not negligent in causing these injuries, then the insurance company can deny or not pay anything. It would depend on if the man himself was at fault for being hit by this bus.
So, IF, like one person gave an example of 1 million dollars, then as an example the hospital/surgery costs $500,000, plus therapy for 6 months could cost $10,000, that would be subtracted out of the million dollars. Then the lawyer takes 1/3, or $163,333, leaving a balance of $326,667.00 to the victim. But if the lawyer files a lawsuit and it goes to 40%, then the lawyer gets $196,000 and $294,000 to the victim.
Most of the time, after the medical bills and lawyer, the victim may not get a lot.
Possible Criminal Charges And Lawsuits Help?
A Husband Cleans Out Their Wifes Business Account Due To A Future Divorce And Plans On Taking Over The Business, He Took The Bill Of Sale For The Business From Her Files And Cleaned Out The Joint Bank Accounts Cutting Her Off Financially, What All Charges Can Be Brought Up Against Him? And What Lawsuits Can Be Filed? Its Happening To A Very Close Friend, Wanting To Know What We Are In For Before We Get Started.
No criminal charges are a possibility. They were joint bank accounts - he has the legal ability to clean them out without it ever being considered theft.
Her only recourse is to hire a family law attorney and litigate over who is entitled to what during the divorce. (It doesn't matter that the business is 100% in her name - he obviously has an interest in the business and the revenue from the business constitutes a marital asset that the court can divide.) If she gets a halfway decent attorney, she should be able to get temporary orders put in place that would require him to return some of the money he took out of the joint accounts.
EDIT: Drixnot is a moron . . . The situaton involving John Gosslin did NOT go into civil court. This was handled in DOMESTIC court. Kate Gosslin's attorney filed a motion for (gasp - wait for it, wait for it) a temporary order - which was granted and the judge required John-boy to return a significant chunk of the money he took out of the joint accounts. The divorce proceedings continued. Hmmm . . . and where did we read about temporary orders and how this can only be accomplished through the divorce proceedings? Oh yeah, in my original answer.
Gotta love people who think they know the law. As long as those chuckleheads are out there giving bad/stupid advice and information, attorneys will always be needed to clean up the mess.
What Are The Top 5 Reasons To Be A Lawyer? Top 5 Reasons To Go To Harvard Law?
I Need To Know The Top 5 Reasons To Be A Lawyer And The Top 5 Reasons To Go To Harvard Law School. Please Help! Thanks!
I graduated from Harvard Law back in May. So, let me give you some insight.
Top 5 reasons to be a lawyer:
I used to think it was all about helping people, but please, work in the field for a few months and you will realize that it's all about money and reputation. Do not get me wrong, I love when I can help clients obtain what they are looking for, however, even your own clients are all about money. I would be LYING if I said it was to "save the world" and to "fix our judicial system" that is fairy-tale talk.
Top 5 Reasons to go to Harvard Law:
1) Money (how much you will make after)
3) Quality of education
4) High prospects (job offers)
5) ALL OF THE ABOVE
Now, let me give you the real deal. Law school WILL NOT prepare you to be a lawyer. Law schools prepares your brain to think logically, and to learn how to read and comprehend the law. You will use less than 10% of your knowledge from law school in your field. Don't let anyone else fool you.
Getting into Harvard is very........very hard. I had a 3.9 GPA from Columbia University, and a 176 on my LSAT's. In undergrad, I was in a sorority, captain of the debate team, president of the history club, english club, and student body officer. I was also the president of my graduating class. I did this in 3 years at columbia. Meaning, I went to summer school each year so I could graduate early.
I applied to Yale, and got rejected. Yet, I had better grades and credentials than another student who was accepted to Yale. It's all a crapshoot when you are applying with thousands of other students who have done as much as you have. Once I was rejected to Yale, I was certain that I would not be accepted to Harvard. However, as luck has it, they spotted something in me that triggered them to believe I was a good candidate.
I graduated Summa c-u-m (that word is censored) laude. I was on law review, civil procedure trial team, criminal clinical trials, tort trial team.
You can earn great money if you go to a mediocre school, but it will be much much harder, and you must be at the top 5% of your graduating, and there is a chance you may not even reach 6 figures even if that happens. However, the politics at Ivy League Schools works this way: Top students will earn well......WELL over 6 figures because of the name we have stamped on our Degrees. It's not fair, but that's how our world spins round'.
Anyhow, I hope I have helped.
How Do I Get Background Information On Lawyers?
I Need A Descent Lawyer For A Child Custody Case Is There Any Way To Check Lawyers Credentials??? And How Theo Do In Court With Their Cases?
The State Supreme Court and the Bar Association can provide you with a list of complaints on attorneys. But, as far as how well or how often they won such cases is interpretive based different factors:
Available evidence in each case;
Whether the other parent fought for custody;
The quality of the other parent's legal representation; etc.
You need to interview several attorneys and take notes. Don't ask any of them about your case, just what their qualifications are. Get a feel for who you're most comfortable with. Get a list of the complaints on them, and there will be complaints, regardless of how good they are. People who win are not always complete satisfied with their win and file complaints against the attorney.
Pick out 3-4 from those you interviewed than go back and tell them about your case, again taking notes.
None of this time with the attorneys should cost you anything. If they want to charge for it, walk away. After the second round of interviews, choose your attorney from the results.
Divorce Attorney Question?
I Am About To File For Divorce. The Size Of The Pie To Be Split Is About 620K I Would Like To Take A Third Of It (200K) And Take A Trip To Vegas. I Would Like To Tell The Divorce Judge That I Lost It In Vegas And Show The Plane Ticket, Would Most Judges Then Divide Up The Remaining $420K If I State The Reason For Losing 200K In Vegas Was Due To The Depression Of Going Through The Divorce? Please Do Not Say To Consult With My Attorney, As I Have Done So Already. Just Give Me Your Best Guess About How Most Judges Will Deal With This Matter If I Spend The $ Before Filing. Thanks
This is what you are really looking at.
Once a divorce has been filed, all funds (either frozen or not by court order) are considered marital property.
If you attempt to get rid of the money through gambling and say it was due to depression, most judges will not look favorably upon this. In fact, most may feel that it was an outright attempt to lower the amount of marital property to be split, thereby reducing the potential overall amounts of alimony and support that would be calculated off of the sum.
Any effort to spend or get rid of cash when you already have the knowledge that a divorce is likely will not be viewed positively in the court of law. If you were to spend that money way in advance or put it into trust funds before the potential of a divorce was likely, then judges may view that differently.
I must state though that all answers given here must be taken with a grain of salt. Each person's situation is unique and requires proper analysis by a licensed attorney in the state of jurisdiction. No person's comments here should be taken as actual legal opinions or counsel.
What Is The Purpose Of Criminal Law?
Generally, law and criminal law have several purposes, a few of which I will mention here.
Ostensibly, criminal law should have a preventive function: it should provide measures which reduce the incidence of certain serious problematic behaviors (criminal behaviors). Punishment constitutes one way to do reduce the incidence of problematic behaviors, one which we generally over-emphasize. Other means might be to increase the likelihood of discovery, provide viable alternatives to the problematic behavior, etc.
Criminal law also provides a way to support certain values. Even if the murder laws don't reduce the incidence of murder, society's values of "justice" demand that the person be punished for their actions.