Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise that they can focus on your form of case. This will make the process of finding one with a great deal of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it is possible to restrict your quest on the right one in very little time. The first step is to generate a listing of the lawyers that are listed in the area specializing in your position. When you are which makes this list you ought to only include those that you may have a great vibe about based on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by using a while evaluating their internet site. There you must be able to find the number of years they have been practicing and some general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list ought to have shrunken further to the people which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate level of experience. You need to then make time to search for independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure to look at the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The details inside the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way they connect with their customers and the time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, it is advisable to talk to no less than the past three lawyers which may have the credentials you are interested in. This provides you with the time to really evaluate how interested they are in representing you and the case. It can be vital that you follow many of these steps to actually find someone which includes the correct level of experience to help you the perfect outcome.
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Trouble With A Lawyer?
I Consulted With A Lawyer About Litigation. His Initial Estimation Was $20,000 And 60 Months. So I Paid That Amount To Contract With Him. Seven Months Later He Requested Additional Retainer Of $10,000 Partly Because The Volume Of My E-Mail Evidence Was More Than He Had Expected, And I Paid Him. Four Months Later He Requested Me To Cover Another Cost Of $7,500 For Him To Consult With An Expert, And I Paid Him. After He Received A Report From The Expert, He Advised Me Either To Withdraw Voluntarily Or To Pay $200,000 Or More. Since Then He Has Not Given Any Answers To My Questions. Are There Any Other Options?
Litigation is expensive. When you retain a lawyer, they will make an "estimate" of the time required to work on your case. The initial $20,000 was based on his hourly rate times the number of hours to review, file, pleadings, depositions and in court. The addle $10,000 for the numerous e-mails could be expected and also for the $7,500 for the expert, since they never do this for free.
But,,,after he got the experts report back, now he wants you to withdraw voluntarily, which sounds like your case is not winnable, so wants out.
To go from $30,000 to now $200,000 more does bear some questions that he needs to answer. Does he need to hire more lawyers to handle this, since this is so complicated, he needs help and cant do alone? Is it for more experts?
"Technically" he must continue to represent you, till you either fire the lawyer or w/draw from this case.
If you feel he did not represent you correctly or question some of the things he has done, then you can file a complaint with the supreme court in the state where you live. The site will have a place where they will have a form to fill out on your complaint.
NO lawyer can tell you if you will win a case, since many times many factors can come into play, that could affect the outcome of your case. But,,,,many lawyers can tell you if they "believe" it is winnable or not, and if after this point, he realizes, your case is most likely a loser, suggest you stop the flow of money.
Time Limit For Personal Injury Suit (Colonoscopy) In North Carolina?
Colonoscopy Gone Bad, Perforated Intenstine, Ruptured Spleen, Ensuing Heart Attack, Severe Abdominal Pain, Transferred To Critical Care Icu Hosptial, 4 Lliters Of Blood In Stomach Cavity, Spleen Removed, 19 Days Hospital Care Required. Patient Continually Suffering Pain.
I work at a law firm in Charlotte, NC and just asked an attorney in my office....it's 3 years to file a personal injury suit. We do "some" personal injury work, but mostly insurance defense work.
Miami Personal Injury Attorney, Miami Personal Injury Lawyer. Miami Car Accident Lawyer. Who Is The Best?
Who Is The Best Miami Injury Attorney, Miami Car Accident Lawyer Or Miami Accident Attorney That You Know. If You Don'T Think Highly Of Any In Miami, What About Fort Lauderdale Accident Lawyer, West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer, Or Any Other Cities That Have Florida Car Accident Lawyers Or Florida Personal Injury Attorneys?
I recommend Justin Ziegler. His website is http://accident.justinziegler.net and telephone number is (305) 403-0966. Toll Free (800) 955-5085. I know he represents injured accident vicitms in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida. I went to Law School with Justin and I think he is a very highly qualified Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, and moreover Florida Injury Lawyer. I highly recommend him as a Accident Attorney; he represents injured accident victims of car crashes and wrecks, in addition to all types of personal injury claims. He has helped his clients get large sums of money and significant personal injury settlements.
I represent car/auto insurance companies in Miami, Florida and landowners in South Florida who are being sued by victims of personal injury. Justin does not charge fees unless he recovers money for you. His consultations are free.
A Few Questions About Lawyers?
How Exactly Are They Paid? I Know It'S By The Hour, But How Do They Count Up The Hours Of Work They Did? Also, Do They Get More Money If They Win The Case?
In Court, Are They The One Who Questions The Witnesses, And Other People On The Stand, Or Does The Judge To That?
How Hard Is It To Become A Lawyer? What Is The Most Exciting Type Of Lawyer To Become?
That is a lot of questions. Briefly, lawyers get paid several ways, hourly, flat fee, contingency, or a combination of both. Some work is more typically done on a certain fee basis. For example, personal injury is usually done on contingency for 1/3 of the recovery, no recovery lawyer gets paid nothing. Flat fee could be numerous things that happen on a routine basis and the client is charged a set price no matter how many hours a lawyer puts in, clients tend to like flat fee so that costs don't get out of hand, and they can price shop lawyers. Examples for flat fees would be simple divorces, simple bankruptcies, immigration cases, simple criminal matters, and real estate closings. Hourly cases are usually more non-routine legal work, where it is difficult to tell how much time it will take to finish the job. Most litigation is done on an hourly basis, complicated business bankruptcies, divorces where the parties are fighting over issues like assets and custody, felony criminal matters where clients have money and are facing serious prison time.
As far as court lawyers ask the bulk of questions to the witnesses, judges can instruct witnesses, like tell them to answer a question or they will be held in contempt.
It is a grind and expensive to become a lawyer in terms of educational and test requirements. However, it is easy to get into a law school and more law schools open all the time. It used to be hard to get into a law school, but now there a lot of crappy diploma mill law schools that will take almost anyone if they will pay the tuition. Law Schools make a ton of money, a lot more than med schools or dental schools, and have much larger class sizes. Jobs are scarce and pay is low for most lawyers, $35,000-$50,000 is not uncommon for job listings, even for experienced lawyers, check Craigslist, and you will have 100 attorneys apply for that one job. I went to a top 15 law school and I had classmates selling shoes and working as waiters months after law school graduation, while looking for a legal job. I never saw those stories in the glossy law school admission catalogues. Law Schools lie, and shade the truth, and in addition they do not teach you what you need to know to be a real lawyer, they teach book law or theory, so if you can't find a job and open your own practice, you operate through trial and error, try to find mentors, and hope you do not commit serious malpractice, it sucks but you do what you gotta do.
It is funny people say Oh, I want to be this or that type of lawyer, but for most people you take what you can get and are glad to have a job.
The lawyers that make the big money are around 5% of lawyers doing mostly corporate work for clients like IBM, Coke, Exxon, etc., or a small percentage of personal injury lawyers, or lawyers that opened up their own firm and got lucky.
Basically, law is a very bad career for most people, way too many lawyers, too many law schools, high tuition, limiting opportunities and salaries. If you go to law school you will most likely end up fighting hard against a stack of resumes for a $35,000-$50,000 a year job, no job, temp jobs, stagnant wages and/or dead-end jobs. Law school is turning into a scam and a deception that leaves most people in debt, with bad job prospects, and it is getting worse every year as more law schools open to greedily take tuition money, it should be criminal. I just try to get this info out to as many people as I can, and then they can at least make an informed decision.
GO medical pharmacy(less school than lawyer, shortage, and they make 100K to push pills), doctor, dentist, nurse, that is where the jobs are and will be and it is high pay that grows. Don't go to law school, it is a casino/gamble that you will most likely lose, unless you get into Harvard or your family owns a law firm.
Why Don't Lawyers Work Out Of Their Homes?
Sounds Great To Me. You Get To Stay With Your Family And Pets, And Take Phone Calls In Your Play Clothes. And Days You Have To Go To Court, You Just Go To Court.
Many lawyers work at home, including me. I am a virtual tenant in an executive suite of offices. The receptionist answers my office telephone and forwards calls to me at my private home phone. I have a complete, comfortable home office. I schedule appointments with clients in the executive suite and pay for conference room time as I use it. My mail and packages are delivered to the suite address. Unless I tell them, my clients have no idea that I am not in the office all day.
As for a secretary, I used to have one, but spent more time dictating and reviewing than if I just did everything myself on the computer. But when I need extra help, I can hire it from the operators of my executive suite, which has a color copy machine, fax machines and any other support I might need.
Where Would Be A Source Of Legal Advice For Someone Who's Dr. Removed An Ovary And Shouldn't Have?
I Had Surgery Last Year That Removed An Ovary That My Dr. Said Was Causing My Pain. Turns Out Yesterday, My New Dr. Diagnosed Me With Adenomyosis And My Ovary Should Not Have Been Removed, But My Uterus Has To Go. Now I Am Short An Ovary And Very Angery. More Info...I Did Have A Second Opinion Before The Ovaryectomy, "Unknown Source Of Pain", But My Concern Is That The 2Nd Dr. Was In The Same Medical Group. Do Dr.S Typically Back Each Other Up Even If They Are Wrong?
There are any number of attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice issues. You would have to show that the first doctor could have or should have known that the diagnosis was incorrect; this can be tricky, because an incorrect diagnosis - *IF* made in good faith and consistent with the information available at the time - is not malpractice. Which is not to say you couldn't sway a jury anyway; but do you really want to be part of a process which creates mistrust, raises costs for everyone, and benefits only the attorneys?
Assuming the facts support a conclusion of actual malpractice, I'd recommend asking for direct reimbursement of all medical costs to you (and/or your insurer) - do not let your attorney get his paws on that. For punitive damages - which is where your attorney will make his money - start by asking for roughly $1million. Expect the defense to bargain down to about $100-200K before they offer to settle. And if you want to draw media attention, offer to waive some or all of the punitive damages if the doctor will agree to have the corresponding testicle removed. (It won't happen, but at least some people will get a chuckle and you can highlight the problem of unnecessary surgery.)