3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Best Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to undergo the court system, particularly if you lack confidence within your legal team. Allow me to share three important strategies to realize that you've hired the right lawyer: 1. They Specialize In Your Form Of Case The law is frequently tricky and therefore requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you need a lawyer, search for one who works with the issue you're facing. Even though a member of family or friend recommends you use a firm they are aware, once they don't use a focus that's much like your case, keep looking. Whenever your attorney is undoubtedly an expert, especially in the hassle you're facing, you realize you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Features A Winning Record According to the circumstances, it can be hard to win a case, specifically if the team helping you has little to no experience. Look for practices who have won numerous cases that apply to yours. Even though this is no guarantee that you simply case will be won, it provides you with a significantly better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In the event the attorney you've chosen takes time to listen for your concerns and react to your inquiries, you've probably hired the correct one. No matter how busy they can be or how small your concerns seem from the perspective, it's critical that they respond to you within a caring and timely manner. From the point of look at a regular citizen who isn't knowledgeable about the judicial system, court cases could be pretty scary you want updates and to seem like you're part of the solution. Some attorneys are merely a lot better to both you and your case than others. Ensure you've hired the most suitable team for your circumstances, to ensure that you can put the matter behind you immediately. Faith in your legal representative is the initial step to winning any case.
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Wondered If Anyone Knew If I Could Do Anything Legally In A Situation.
A Year And A Half Ago, A &Quot;Friend&Quot; Was In Need Financially So I Took An Extension On A Loan I Had. Took The Check To The Bank And Had A Bank Check Made In His Name With The &Quot;Word&Quot; From Him He Would Never Let Me Down And Would Pay Me Back. For The Next Almost Yr And A Half He Paid It. Usually With A Fight, Usually Late. But Paid It. Now I Realized Long Ago What A Large Mistake This Was. But I Am Kind Hearted And Thought I Could Help Someone In Need. He Has Not Paid Me In 2 Months. He Initially Was Lying And Saying He Had Sent It And It Was Returned, Then Broken Promises That He'D Mail It Tomorrow. As Of 2 Weeks Ago He Just Started Ignoring And Avoiding Me. Is There Anything At All I Can Do? Small Claims Court, Anything? The Initial Loan Was For $5000. He Was Paying Me The Loan Pymt Per Month, Which Was $130. So He Still Owes Me A Great Deal. A Year Ago I Asked Him To Take A Loan To Pay Me Off, He Ignored It. I Am Upset, Feel Stupid And Don'T Think It'S Right To Allow Him To Have &Quot;Free Money&Quot;. Any Advice At All.....
Unfortunately in CA, the legal limit for a small claims action is $4,700 so you are forced to take legal action through an attorney in a Municipal Court action. Before even considering the more serious Municipal court action, make sure that your friend has money to pay off the debt beforehand. And if your friend is truly a deadbeat with no bank accounts, no assets, no job to garnish; then take no further legal action and eat the bad loan as a tax writeoff at the end of the year. If this is not a bad debt scenario, then pay for an initial consultation fee with a business type lawyer and have him write your friend a demand letter. And if your friend refuses to take responsibility for repayment of the loan, then proceed with the Municipal Court action and obtain a default judgment, since your friend is highly unlikely to be able to hire an attorney, etc.
Question About A Premise Liability Case/Lawsuit?
A Friend Is Being Sued For Premise Liability, Damages Including Pain & Suffering, Med. Bills And Lost Wages. This Friend Owns A Apartment/House, But Was In A Way Neglectful To The Place. He Left A Pipe Sticking Out From The Ground And One Of His Tenants Hurt Himself And Had To Under Go Surgery. But My Friend Was Busy With Other Stuff, So I Understand Why It He Didn’T Fix It. But I Mean It Was Clearly His Fault In A Way. The Porch Had A Post And Underneath That Post Was A Pipe That Was Stick Out Of The Ground. The Porch Is Very Bad And The Wood Is Very Old. So When That Post Broke Off Exposing That Pipe That The Person Trip Over. And He Clearly Seen It Pick Up The Broken Post And Just Set It Aside Which Could Only Take A Few Minutes To Screw It Back On. But Instead He Left It Like That For Months, Until Someone Got Hurt. But I Don’T Think The Insurance Policy He Has On The Building Cover So Much If Someone Gets Hurt. It Covers But It Don’T Cover Very Much. If The Tenant'S Lawyer Is Demanding A Pacific Amount. But It Way Greater Than What The Policy Covers. Would He Have To Pay The Rest From His Pocket? Also If The Insurance Company See That It Is Clearly His Fault And The Don’T Have To Pay To Much. Do Insurance Company Give My Friend How Much He Is Due From The Policy And Withdrawal Themselves From That Situation? What Most Likely Will The Insurance Company Will Do? And If The Policy Only Cover For $20,000 On Personal Injures, Do The Insurance Company Have To Give The Remaining Amount If There Is A Balance After They Giving The Policy Owner(My Friend) The $20,000 That Are They Obligated To Pay?
Based on what you describe, yes, your 'friend' was careless in the way he maintained the building. If he's only carrying $20,000 in insurance, he was going to be out of business sooner or later anyway. If the building is in his own name, instead of in the name of a corporation, then everything he owns is at risk. Every landlord I know of carries at least $1,000,000 in liability insurance. In the case you describe, the insurance company will almost certainly offer to pay the whole $20,000, at which point if the plaintiff says there has to be more, your friend will have to hire his own attorney (at a cost substantially in excess of $20,000), so your friend's best bet would be to meet with a bankruptcy attorney, because his failure to insure the project properly has spelled his own demise.
I Have A Dui Court Date On Tues. Does It Matter If My Lawyer Goes To Court For Me, Or If I Am Present As Well?
I Had A Dui In Riverside County, California. I Blew A .18 At The Cop Car, And Then Blew At The Police Station 2 Hours Later (I Dont Know What I Blew There). I'M An Out Of State Student That Moved Here To Do An Internship In The Health Field. I Am 23.
I Hired A Lawyer Who Is Going To Enter My Plea Of Guilty On Tuesday. The Lawyer Can Go On My Behalf, Which Is Great Because The Court Is 3 Hours From Where I Currently Live And I Have A Really Stressful Internship I Am Doing That I Would Have To Leave For A Day.
My Gut Feeling Says That It Looks More Responsible To A Judge If I Am Present As Well, But I Heard Others Say It Makes No Difference. Has Anyone Been In This Situation And Has Some Advice?
Please, No Awful Answers...There'S No Way To Express How Sorry I Am And How Much Stress I Have Faced Because Of This.
For those who don't know, California permits defendants in misdemeanor cases to appear through counsel. No warrant will be issued for your arrest. In most courts, the sentence for a first time DUI is pretty standard, and I would assume your attorney has already told you what the sentence will be. That will not change, whether you are there or not. If your attorney thought it would be better for you to be there, he would have told you so. While it is true that a DUI can have lots of collateral consequences, your appearance in court is not going to change that.
How Do I Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer For My Father'S Death?
In May 2012, My Father Was Hit By A Car When Riding His Bicycle, He Later Died. We Have A Lot Of Unanswered Questions And No Idea Where To Start. How Can I Find A Legit Lawyer, In My Area, That I Can Trust Wont Take Advantage Of Me And My Family? How Do I Go About Finding The Best Lawyers?
You select a couple of lawyers and you interview them
You look up their record (public record)
You talk it over
And the prosecutor will handle this anyway, not you
You would need to sue the drivers insurance company in civil court
And if death occurred this is not a personal injury case it is a wrongful death case
Where Can I Find A Low-Cost Traffic Lawyer/Attorney In Ny?
It'S Been Extremely Stressfull For The Past Several Months, 4-5 Months To Be Exact. I'M Coming Off Of An Unpaid Internship ($10/Day), Just Graduated With A Finance Degree (Unemployed For 3 Months Now)...And So During This Time, I Picked Up Several Traffic Tickets. I Pleaded Not Guilty And Have A Court Date For Both.
I Need An Attorney To Fight The Following:
1) Speeding Ticket At 3:00A.M. Clocked In At 71 In 50...
2) Going Over Pavement Markers..(The Beginning Of A Solid White Line, Ridiculous) At 7:00A.M. On A Sunday Morning. I Was Going To Drive Into My School To Study For My Exams.
I'Ve Seen Other People Say Its Under $100, Which Would Be Great.
Not to be facetious, but the NY Yellow pages is always a good start...
Any attorney would have to hear the full details of each of the cases above before they could advise on any fees. Also understand that those fees could (and often do) increase over time for varying reasons (let's say if the lawyer uncovered additional information, he might have to increase those fees in order to include the necessary paperwork to have this evidence admitted).
My advice is to ask the lawyer up front if 1) you will be speaking directly to them (vs. one of their assistants or paralegals), and 2) If they will treat this as a free consultation. Speaking to paralegals is fine, but if they will charge you for the consult I would find someone else.
On a parting note, what your intention was at the time of getting said tickets (e.g. going to school to study) is irrelevant. I'll leave it at that.
I Need Some Legal Advice About Divorce!?
Hello I Have A Hypothetical Question And Hopefully Somebody Will Be Able To Answer It. There Is A Woman Who Wants To Divorce Her Husband, They Have 3 Kids Two Are Over 18 And The Other Is 17. Normally This Wouldn'T Be An Issue But The Problem Is That The Woman All 3 Kids Are Illegal Immigrants. My Question Is Could The Women Come Out With Something From This Divorce? Due To There Legal Status They Are Unable To Get Steady Jobs And Support Themselves Would They Be Able To Get Some Of The Assets That The Couple Have Acquired Together Over The Years? They Have Been Married For 22 Years.
All divorces have variables, according to the State or place you live in. It is always wise to ask a Lawyer or your local court house, where you were married because that is where the divorce must be filed...in the USA anyway.
This is a situations specific question that can best be answered by professionals.