Finding An Experienced Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will notice that there are numerous lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise they specialize in your form of case. This may make the procedure of finding one with quite a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below it will be easy to define your search to the correct one out of almost no time. The first step is to generate a set of the lawyers that happen to be listed in the area specializing in your situation. While you are making this list you should only include those that you may have a great vibe about according to their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down by using a while evaluating their site. There you must be able to find the amount of years they have been practicing and some general specifics of their success rates. At this time your list must have shrunken further to individuals which you felt had professional websites plus an appropriate quantity of experience. You need to then take time to search for independent reviews of each attorney. Be sure to read the reviews rather than relying on their overall rating. The information within the reviews gives you a concept of the way that they interact with their clients and how much time they invest into each case they are focusing on. Finally, you will need to meet with no less than the last three lawyers which may have the credentials you are searching for. This will give you the time to truly evaluate how interested these are in representing you and the case. It can be vital that you follow every one of these steps to ensure that you hire a company which has the right level of experience to get you the best possible outcome.
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How Do I Find A Good Medical Malpractice Attorney? Search Engines, Referrals, What Can I Use?
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/Personal Injury 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 without consulting with an attorney first!
Your #1 concern is to make sure your medical bills get paid.
My guess is about 10% of personal injury matters end up in Court. BUT, when you go to a law office for a personal injury 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. Most cases "settle".
This is very similar to a chess game. I have seen MANY personal injury/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.
One thing I want to make you aware of: When someone has been involved in a medical malpractice 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.
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.)
Legal Advice Or Any Advice Regarding Car Phone Warehouse? Help!!!! Miss Sold A Contract What Are My Rights?
Help!.... Basically Earlier This Year I Purchased A Mobile Phone Contract From Car Phone Warehouse For A Friend Under The Circumstances That The Contract Could Later Be Changed Into My Friends Name When Hes Bank Account Had Finished Being Set Up And It Would Have Nothing To Do With Myself. The Staff Member Serving Me Confirmed That This Could Be Done And She Even Double Checked With The Manager Of The Store Who Confirmed It Would Not Be A Problem. So I Took Out The Contract Under Those Circumstances And Those Circumstances Only. Once My Friends Bank Account Got Set Up We Phoned To Try And Change The Contract Into His Name And 02 Said It Was Impossible And They Have Not Been Changing Contract Holders Names For Over 3 Years I Was Furious So I Changed All Other Details Ie Address And Bank Account And Then 02 Told Me That Car Phone Warehouse Miss Sold Me The Contract And They Were Liable To Cancel It Basically Its A Really Long Story But Below Is The Letter With All Details Of The Incident That I Sent To Car Phone Warehouse............ Please Read And Any Help Would Be Amazing.
To Whom It May Concern
On Friday The 2Nd Of January 2009, I Entered Carphone Warehouse With Mr Wilson. I Spoke To Kelly Crossley A Sales Assistant (If I Remember Correctly She Was Also New To Your Staff), About Setting Up A Contract For Mr Wilson In My Name As His Bank Account Was Not Yet Set Up. I Asked Miss Crossley If I Set Up The Contract In My Name For The Time Being All Details Of The Account Could Be Changed Into Mr Wilson’S Name, Including The Contract Itself. She Then Confirmed This With The Branch Manager. Both Staff Members Said Yes, So I Agreed To Set Up The Contract On That Condition Only.
The First Bill Was Due Around The 19Th Of January, But Mr Wilson Did Not Receive His Bank Account Details Through The Post Until Around The 14Th Of January. Both Mr Wilson And Myself Then Called O2 From The Mobile Phone On The 17Th Of January And Asked The Staff Member To Change The Details Into His Name. We Were Then Told That It Was Impossible And O2 Did Not Transfer Contracts. After Asking A Lot Of Questions And Making It Very Clear I Was Missold The Contract, O2 Then Told Me That The Only Thing They Could Do Now The Contract Was Set Up, Was To Change All Other Details I.E. The Address Of The Account And The Bank Details Into Mr Wilson’S Name. So We Did This For The Time Being. After Seeking Some Advice I Then Called Again On Saturday The 24Th Of January And Found Out That Mr Wilson Had Cancelled His Direct Debit. I Tried Once Again To Move The Account Into His Name But With No Joy… So My Next Step Was To Try And Cancel The Contract Itself. O2 Informed Me That The Only Way I Could Do So Was To Pay A Lump Sum Of All Payments For The £45 A Month 18Month Contract, As This Of Course Was Impossible For Myself To Afford, I Once Again Left With No Problems Solved. I Then Tried Again On The 4Th Of February With No Joy. And Since The 6Th Of February Mr Wilson Has Been No Longer Available To Reach. After Many Attempts To Reach Mr Wilson, I Called O2 Again On The 17Th Of February. And Was Finally Helped By A Staff Member Called Jay (Extension Number Available Upon Request). She Told Me That I Had Been Dealing With The Wrong Company And As Carphone Warehouse Missold Me The Contract, It Is Therefore Void And They Themselves Are Liable To Cancel The Contract. I Then Went Into Carphone Warehouse On The 21St Of February And Have Been Dealing With Yourself Ever Since. On That Day I Explained The Problem To Your Staff And Once Again Was Misinformed That I Could Change The Account Holders Name From Mine To Mr Wilson’S - I Told Them I Had Spoken To O2 And They Had Told Me I Couldn’T Change The Account Holders Name. So You Then Called O2 Directly To Confirm This Information And Were Told That O2 Do Not Change The Account Holder And These Terms Have Been In Action For The Past 3 Years. Please Know That The Contract Was Not Taken Out With The Intention Of Myself Being Liable For Mr Wilson For The Next 18Months, Your Staff Made The Sale On The Bases Alone That It Could Be Transferred Into His Name, Otherwise I Would Not Have Signed Anything. Therefore The Contract Was Sold Under False Pretences And Is, As Was Indicated By Kelly Crossley, Null And Void. This Is Now The Responsibility Of Carphone Warehouse To Terminate The Contract. Failure To Do So Will Leave Me With No Choice But The Refer The Matter To The Regulator. I Do Not Wish To Have Bad Credit Rating Due To Your Staff Not Knowing The Terms And Conditions Of The Contracts Being Sold In Your Store. I Keenly Await Conformation Of The Termination Of The Contract.
I would speak to citizens advice about this for better info as to cancel the contract you have to deal with the service provider as carphone warehouse are kinda like the middleman could you not try speaking to o2 again and plead your case with them they may well do it as a good will gesture unless you have any proof of carphone warehouse incorrect info you may well be stuck
take a look at the link its a forum discussing o2 and 1 of the answers on there is to sell the contract to someone else it may be worth a try it shouldn't matter to them who's name is on the contract as long as they get paid i'd certainly give them a ring and suggest it
If The Government Puts A Cap On Medical Malpractice Insurance And Law Suites, Would That Drive Costs Down?
If The Government Puts A Cap On Medical Malpractice Insurance And Law Suites, Would That Drive Costs Down? How Ethical Would It Be, And Do You Think The Democrats And Republicans Would Let Such A Bill Pass? No Hate Answers Please And This Question Will Be Put To A Vote. Thanks In Advance For Answering..
I thought some states already had a cap. We voted on that issue in Nevada years ago and it did not lower medical costs at all. It did bring out the worst of the worst doctors in the city. We have some horrible clinics, doctors and to top it off health inspectors. An entire clinic of thousands of people were exposed to Hepatitis C last year. My mother and several other seniors had fake surgeries where they went under anesthesia and woke up, told the surgery was successful only to find out 6 months later nothing was ever done. Doctors from all practices refuse to turn over medical records. I think the malpractice caps are a big farse designed to protect insurance companies and gives some doctors a sense of security they do not deserve. It does not lower costs all though that is what they try to pump into everyones minds in order to get the law passed.
My Legal Aid Experience And What Should/Can I Do Now If Anything?
Hi... Would Really Appreciate Any Advice As To Any Options I Now Have..... I Posted On Here A Little While Ago, I Was Arrested With 603 Old Vhs Tapes Mostly Horror,But Some Porn And The Original Animal Farm Tape (Not The George Orwell Classic Lol) Wont Bore With You The Trial If I Can Even Call It That, On The Advice Of My (Duty) Solicitor I Pleaded Guilty,She Said A Fine, She Admitted To Not Understanding The Charge To Me, Well I Got 200 Hours Community Service Suspended Sentence For 2 Years And Fined ...Great Advice...On Her Advice I Appealed...This Is Where Im Looking For Any Advice......... I Started Calling Her Office For Two Weeks Before My Appeal,And Could Never Talk To Her, I Was Told Many Different Reasons,,However Spoke To Her Monday When She Told Me She Had Been In A Car Crash,And Had Only Just Returned To Work..Ok, Monday She Said She Would Get On To It And Not To Worry,Tuesday I Called Her Again, And She Said She Was Waiting For A Barrister Friend To Call Her Back,Wednesday He Had Called Her Back And Her Advice Was Now... Dont Appeal As I Might Get 3 Years In Prison, I Told Her Previously I Had To Give 3 Days Notice To The Court To Stop Any Appeal, She Said No,I Could Do It On The Day.So With No Alternative I Cancelled My Appeal, Had No Actual Meeting With Her,Just Grabbed 5 Minutes On The Phone With Her...Conflicting Advice Which I Questioned And Was Told,,,Different People Different Opinions ??? But A Fine To 3 Years Is Quite A Difference I Thought...Ok, Well She Didnt Stop The Appeal, Now Its Gone Ahead In My Abscence,Which She Also Said,Croydon Crown Court Had Not Informed Them Of The Appeal Date,So They (She) Would Not Be There Anyway, Got Costs,Extra Fine A Letter Saying Please Wait For A Further Letter For Any Additional Puinishment..... I Called Her Up,She Is Not There, Not In Till Monday, No One Else To Help Etc Etc Receptionist Actually Said And I Quote &Quot; I Have Given You 5 Minutes And I Have Other Things To Do ...Goodbye&Quot; Have I Got Any Options Available To Me,, I Was I Believe Treated Very Unfairly To Begin With,Denied Bail,Phone Confiscated,First Time Offender As An Adult,Terrible Leagl Advice Which Turned Into No Legal Advice...And Now This, Any Advice Would Be Greatly Appreciated
Contact the head of the legal aid office of the current solicitor. Request assistance or hire a solicitor. People who say they can't afford a lawyer should think more about if they can afford to NOT hire a lawyer. This seems like a ridiculous charge but I know the charge is not 'caught with tapes'.
Hire a lawyer to review the case and submit an appeal to have charges dropped. Find a lawyer who is a fighter.
Construction Law About Tender?
In Certain Countries, The Government Smashed The Ring Of Contractors Who Took Turns To Tender For Public Housing Projects.
Why Is It Not Desriable To Allow Contractors To Take Turns To Tender? Are There Any Examples (Both Good And Bad) In Different Countries?
Low bidder awards are most prevalent in government sponsored work in USA.
How To Find A Legal Credit Counseling Agency?
How Can I Locate A Legal Credit Counseling Agency
You can get a referral at: http://www.nfcc.org...
A correction to the above advise: Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) is not a government agency....it's a non profit that was set up, funded and is supported by the credit card industry.
CCCS will require you to stop using all credit and to cut up your cards. Your credit report will be updated to "enrolled in debt management." This does not damage your credit, but it may make it difficult to obtain new credit while you are enrolled in their program....so don't use this service if you anticipate applying for a new apartment, car loan or mortgage anytime soon, as you would might be denied while you're enrolled in the CCCS debt management program..
I advise against using CCCS if you are drastically past due or have already completely defaulted on most of your credit cards....If this is the case then you are better off negotiating settlements directly with your creditors. You may be able to settle in the 25% - 50% range if your cards are already defaulted. If you settle, get all terms in writing. They will probably want a large lump sum rather than small payments over several years. CCCS will not negotiate settlements because they are funded by the credit card industry.
CCCS counselors will often tell people to not file for bankruptcy when they really should. If your debt is overwhelming relative to your income/assets...and you’ve exhausted all other possibilities and the reduced payments negotiated by CCCS simply will not work, then you should think about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.