Finding A Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will see that there are numerous lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise that they focus on your sort of case. This may make the entire process of finding one with a great deal of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it will be possible to narrow down your search off to the right one out of very little time. The first task is to produce a selection of the lawyers that are listed in your area specializing in your circumstances. While you are making this list you must only include those that you may have an effective vibe about based upon their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find just how many years they are practicing and some general specifics of their success rates. At this time your list ought to have shrunken further to the people which you felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate volume of experience. You need to then make time to look up independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure to read the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The information inside the reviews provides you with a solid idea of how they connect with the clientele and how much time they invest into each case that they are concentrating on. Finally, it is advisable to talk with a minimum of the very last three lawyers that have the credentials you are interested in. This will give you enough time to truly evaluate how interested these are in representing both you and your case. It is imperative that you follow all of these steps to actually find a person which includes the right degree of experience to get you the best possible outcome.
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Collection Agency Pretend To Be Law Firms?
Do Collection Agency'S Pretend To Be Law Firms To Scare You Into Paying Them With The Threat Of Legal Action? How Much Do You Think You Would Have To Owe Before They Try To Get A Judgement Against You?
Regarding law suits...
You might be able to sue someone in a state you don't live and get a judgment, but that judgment would be thrown out almost immediately. You can't sue someone in a county where they don't live. The law allows you to defend yourself. If you live in Boston, and you are sued in LA for an old credit card debt, it doesn't make sense. Proper service of the complaint is a requirement for a law suit. And most states require that the suit be served in person, often by a process server or a member of the sheriff's office in the county where you live. LA County Sheriff's office isn't going to go all the way to Boston to serve a law suit for a civil action. If proper service is not done, that is grounds for a judgment to be overturned. A collection agency would be stupid to sue you in a county where you don't live. Also, it's a requirement of the FDCPA that you are sued where you live or, if a house is involved, where the house is located.
If a collection agency pretends to be a lawyer or a law firm, they are violating the law -- go and read the FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
I was sued by a collection agency. Before the case even went to court, the lawyer had racked up $1200 in fees. In the end, they got nothing. Most law suits are filed to scare people into paying something. When that doesn't work, they will tend to take you to court because they assume you can't afford a lawyer. With the lawyer who racked up $1200 in fees...once I started to fight back, they just gave up because they knew that in the end, it wasn't worth it. In many states, legal fees are not automatically paid to the victor -- a judge must decide that.
Also, consider wage garnishment. If it is allowed in your state (it is disallowed in NC, FL, TX and PA), then they are more likely to sue. However, there are limits to garnishment, and certain types of money can't be garnished - like disability and Social Security.
Don't assume because the amount is small that you are free from being sued. People are greedy by nature, and you just don't know. If you are swimming that much in debt, you might want to consider bankruptcy, but everyone's situation is different.
Remember, judgments must be earned. As long as you file your papers on time and go to court, there's always a chance to avoid a judgment. Don't assume that you will automatically lose. The burden of proof rests solely with the person/collection agency who sues you.
If You Win A Wrongful Death Suit Can The Other People Turn Around And File Bankruptcy So They Won'T Have To Pa
We Are Not Sure What To Do. Our Daughter Was Killed In A Car Accident And The Insurance Company Wants Us To Settle For A Small Amount And Sign Saying We Will Not Sue For Wrongful Death
hmm. well, yes, if they don't have the money to pay you and if they have other creditors, they'll probably file bankruptcy and they are allowed to do that. But I think they have to be in such a bad financial state that they would qualify for bankruptcy first.
I feel like their insurance would have to pay the full amount of their policy regardless of their bankruptcy. But if their policy isn't for very much money, then a lawsuit might not be worth it. But you can get a lot for wrongful death ordinarily.
I wouldn't sign any agreement with the insurance until you talk to a lawyer. It's hard for me to say what to do because I don't know how much money the other people actually have or what their insurance can pay or what they did to cause the car accident. If it's really a straightforward wrongful death case that you should definately win, if you get a lawyer and threaten with a lawsuit, you should be able to push the insurance to pay more than what they're offering now. But again, if they don't have any money, you can't get any money. And if the suit goes to trial, it's going to be more expensive than settling which might make it less worth the lawsuit. So talk to a lawyer and find out how much the other people have and how much the insurance can pay and how much the attorneys fees would be (maybe just a percentage of whatever you win) and talk about how likely your case is to win so that you can consider the amount that you can get in a settlement.
I feel like the insurance is probably pushing for an early settlement so that you agree that you won't sue before you find out how much you should really get, and once you agree not to sue, you can't. So talk to a lawyer FIRST! Or at least tell the insurance that their offer is not enough.
I'm really sorry about your daughter and I'm sorry that I can't offer any better advice. It has to be your decision and you're the only people who are in the position with all the information to make that decision.
Legal Advice About Insurance?
We Are Managing Condominium Complex,More When 300 Units. The Condo Association Has Liability Cover, Do We, As A Managing Company
Need Insurance Too And What Policy.What Cover Do We Need And Why?
You need an agent, who can identify which coverages you need, and why. It's NOT a simple answer, without knowing a ton of factors that you didn't list here.
Yes, as the management company, you need your OWN liability insurance, and likely professional as well. Plus, you'll have property and auto exposures.
Go talk to a local agent, who can teach you about this, while selling you what you need.
A Lawyer ??
Im Considering To Hire A Lawyer For Some Money I Won . I Showed Some People About This Money Thing And They Tell Me Its Bougus How Can I Know If Its A Real Thing Or If Its Just A Fraud??? And Who And Weer Do I Report It To
2 words: "Internet scam"
Unless you want to waste your money on a lawyer and get your bank account drained to some guy in Zimbabwe, I suggest you ignore it. I get those all the time. Sometimes I respond and tell them that I happen to be an FBI agent and I've got my international contacts on them. But most of the time I just ignore them.
Tips In Becoming A Corporate Lawyer?
Hey! I'M A Student At Sju Going For My Ba And Then Joining The Law Program There. I Am Just Wondering If Anyone Has Any Tips For Me For Becoming A Successful Corporate Lawyer Or Anything In That Sort. Thank You!
Although there is no recommended “prelaw” undergraduate major, prospective lawyers should develop proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, researching, analyzing, and thinking logically—skills needed to succeed both in law school and in the law. Regardless of major, a multidisciplinary background is recommended. Courses in English, foreign languages, public speaking, government, philosophy, history, economics, mathematics, and computer science, among others, are useful. Students interested in a particular aspect of law may find related courses helpful. For example, prospective patent lawyers need a strong background in engineering or science, and future tax lawyers must have extensive knowledge of accounting.
Acceptance by most law schools depends on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate an aptitude for the study of law, usually through undergraduate grades, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the quality of the applicant’s undergraduate school, any prior work experience, and sometimes, a personal interview. However, law schools vary in the weight they place on each of these and other factors.
Advanced law degrees may be desirable for those planning to specialize, research, or teach. Some law students pursue joint degree programs, which usually require an additional semester or year of study. Joint degree programs are offered in a number of areas, including business administration or public administration.
My Moms Last Name Was Spelled Wrong On My Bith Certificate, Along With Mines. I Was Born In New York City, But Currently Live In Canada. I Would Like To Know For Me To Get All Of That Stuff Fixed Would I Have To Get A Lawyer, And In What Way Would The Lawyer Help Me If The Error Is Made In New York?
Well if both of your names are spelled wrong then this starting to sound a little fishy...You will need a lawyer to chnge this if you are in fact who you are claiming to be. The easy thing will be that since the 1950's in most cases there will be finger/hand prints taken at birth. Also there is blood typing and you will ahve a raft full of other documents such as SSN's and the like. If these don't match then they will consider you a fraud. However if they do match then you don't even need a lawyer unless it is a big hassle to return to NY.