4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any excuse, you must work closely using them in order to win your case. Irrespective of how competent these are, they're gonna need your help. Allow me to share four important methods to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're planning to reveal for them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of most information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to help them win. 3. Arrive Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being punctually, every time. Actually, because you may have to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any sort of crime, it's important to be able to convince the court which you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward improving your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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T' Republican Sages Claim That T' Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Are Responsible For T' High Insurance Y? N?
High Insurance Premiums.
No. Many states have implemented tort reform. California has had it for over 10 years. There are no big malpractice awards, yet no one has ever had their insurance rates go down, and malpractice insurance costs just as much there as anywhere else..
I guess they somehow think that taking away our right to sue for damage caused by incompetence or negligence is a good thing. Funny how Republicans are OK with taking away rights when it suits their agenda, and their followers are with them. Don't they realize that someday they may be in the position of being crippled for life my a bad doctor?
If you value your rights, don't take rights away from others.
How Should I Pass My House Off To My Son?
My Wife And I Put Our Virginia House Into A Trust Some Years Ago. Last Month We Moved Out And Into A Retirement Community, And My Only Child Wants To Move In. Fine With Us.
However He Wants To Renovate Before Moving In And Needs To Borrow About $150K. We Decided He Has To Borrow Against The House, Which He Can't Do Because He's Not An Owner Of The Trust. (He Is The Beneficiary.)
We're Thinking Of Either Adding Him To The Trust Or Retitling The House To Him. But The Estate Attorney Who Created The Trust Recommended Against Both Ideas And Offers No Feasible Suggestion. I'd Consider Giving It To Him, But Want To Be Sure That The Taxes (Gift, Capital Gains, Etc.) Don't Hurt Us Too Much.
Any Suggestions Out There? Thanks In Advance.
The estate planning attorney may have offered feasible suggestions but not palatable ones. If you jumped through the proper hoops you could give your son the house but the use of unified gift tax credit may may have an effect on estate tax. He would also take title with your basis instead of the stepped up basis he would get as an heir. Unless the trust can borrow the money, you are out of options.
Do I Need A Lawyer?????
I Am A Professional Massage Therapist And I Just Found Out That My Boss Has Been Posting An Ad For Me, Individually, On An &Quot;Adult&Quot; Site/Section Used For Escorts And Other Sexual Activity. Another Licensed Therapist I Work With Even Has Picture Of Someone Thats Not Her Put Up By Our Boss On An Ad! What Can We Do? Do I Need A Lawyer???
Quit your job.
Flag the ad - which will cause it to be removed.
Tell your boss that you do not want craigslist ads posted for your services in that section.
Do you need a lawyer? For WHAT exactly? He's not advertising a massage with a "happy" ending, right? He's not posting your pictures for anyone to see, right? He's simply trying to generate business. It's a bit sleazy but not illegal and certainly not anything that would interest a lawyer.
Personal Injury Attorney Not Releasing Funds From Settled Portion Of Our Case?
We Have Been Dealing With A Personal Injury Lawsuit For About Two Years. The Accident Occurred In Ca And We Reside In Another State, So We Are Dealing With Our Attorney All Long Distance. The Case Has Been Complicated, Mainly Due To An Inattentive Attorney From The Start, Whom We Fired. We Retained Our Current Attorney Not Too Long Ago And The Case Against The Defendants Insurance Company Has Been Resolved And Funds Have Been Sent To Our Attorney. Here Is Where It Becomes Tricky. The Funds For My Settlement Have Been Sent To Us, The Attorney Is Holding The Funds From My Husband'S Portion Of The Settlement Until A Settlement Is Reached With Our Insurance Company (The Defendant Was An Underinsured Driver, We Had Underisured Driver Coverage). Our Attorney Claims He Cannot Release These Funds Because He Will More Than Likely Need To Spend The Money On Litigating The Case Against Our Insurance Company..And It Just Does Not Make Sense To Me. In Our Eyes, The Case Against The Defendant Is Closed (And In The Courts Eyes) I Don'T See Why The Funds Cannot Be Released, But My Attorney Alleges This Is Normal Practice In Personal Injury Law. Anyone Have Any Experience With A Situation Similar To This? Thanks.
Obviously the attorney you're working with is working on a contingent fee basis rather than working on retainer.
As such, his cutting you a check for part of the settlement was actually rather accommodating on his part.
The way contingent fee contracts typically work is as follows: the client pays nothing, the attorney assumes the initial expense of the case as well as the risk involved should he not prevail. A running tally is kept of any fees (depositions, filing fees, record fees, process server fees, postage, long distance calls, copying fees etc.) as well as medical expenses if the attorney guarantees medical costs as the case progresses.
After the case is completely resolved, the attorney takes his cut (33 1/3 is fairly standard) and then deducts expenses from the client's portion of the award and cuts a check for the balance to send to the client.
Since litigation is continuing against one party in your suit, obviously he's not going to send you all the money until he knows what his expenses are going to be (and what his cut will be).
So yes, it's a very normal practice in personal injury law when dealing with contingent fee situations. As I'd said, I'm surprised he was willing to forward anything as many firms normally won't until the matter is fully resolved.
Now, had you gone out and retained an attorney (through a retainer fee up-front) you'd be absolutely correct in expecting to receive the full balance due to you of an award as soon as practical after your attorney received payment.
At this point, if you really want the money now, your best option would be to direct your attorney to end all legal actions being taken against your insurance company, but be aware that any expenses he's made on your behalf in the matter involving your insurance company would also be deducted from the remaining award before he'd cut you a check
Will I Die From Asbestos?
The Other Day I Looked Up At My Popcorn Ceiling Right Above My Door/Entrance Way And There Is A Huge Blank Spot. I Mean The Paint And 'Popcorn' Is Gone, There'S A Like 1.5 Ft By 3 Inch Brown Spot Where There Is No Paint. I Dono How It Happened. Maybe Because We Moved In Recently And The Couch Scraped The Ceiling? Anyway Will I Die From Asbestos??? I'M So Damn Scared Now. I Mean Since The Ceiling Was Disturbed Did It Release Fibers And Are There So Many I'Ll Die? Landlord Said In Lease There'S Asbestos In These Apartments, Since They Were Built In Early 70'S And Asbestos Used As Fire Retardant. Please Help!
No, the whole asbestos/cancer thing is blown WAY out of proportion.
Yes, there is a distinct link between inhaling asbestos fibers and respiratory cancers such as mesothelioma. But you have to be exposed to quite a lot of asbestos to have a problem, and it has to be in a fibrous form that your respiratory system cannot easily expel the fibers. People who installed or repaired asbestos insulation and things like that are the ones who must worry.
Unfortunately, greedy lawyers have got everyone ELSE so worked up about it that everyone thinks they are going to die if there is a one inch square of asbestos within a hundred miles of them.
The "popcorn" used in ceiling texturing was made from a small amount of asbestos in a binder (like paint). This binder, and all subsequent paintings of the ceiling, will have completely encapsulated all the asbestos fibers to the point that they cannot be inhaled in a form that is dangerous to you -- ESPECIALLY not from just a one-time exposure. If you were a professional asbestos remover, exposed to it every day for your working life, you MIGHT have a concern. Think of it like this: you know that pink fiberglass insulation material in some attics, and how nasty that stuff is to work with? You know it's not going to be good for you to breathe that stuff in all day long. But cars and boats and houses and all sorts of things have fiberglass parts and bodies, and that doesn't irritate our systems -- because it is encapsulated in a resin and it stays that way. If you WORKED with fiberglass fibers day in and day out you would have to worry about chronic exposure issues. But just casual contact in day to day life will not expose you to enough to worry about.
Think about it -- automobile brake linings were made from asbestos for over 50 years. Practically every car in the world shed asbestos fibers whenever the brakes were applied. And every home in America had those ugly "popcorn" ceilings. And guess what, if your floors had those grayish colored tiles then it was made of asbestos too. Asbestos was used in home siding, pipe insulation, caulks, paints, and just about everything you can think of for decades. If asbestos was all that big of a problem from casual contact, there would not be anyone left alive in this country today.
I would definitely remove that "popcorn" ceiling from your home -- but just because they are ugly as sin and collect dirt and dust worse than a modern textured ceiling. Not because they have asbestos in them. If you are really worried and don't want to go through the hassle of removing the popcorn, ask your landlord if it is OK to paint it over with a layer of paint.
Oh yeah, and if the landlord disclosed the presence of asbestos in the lease, no you can't sue him over it. Even if he hadn't disclosed it, the most you could have gotten from the fact was to be released from your lease obligations.
Who Is The Best Dwi Attorney In The Raleigh Nc Area?
Who Can Can Keep Me From Going To Jail And Maybe Bury My Case With Appeals Or Whatnot?
You can always try sites like the one below..They have reviews on the lawyers..Good luck!