4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want a lawyer for any reason, you have to work closely using them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they are, they're going to need your help. Here are four important strategies to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're planning to reveal to them. Privilege means whatever you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know all things in advance - particularly information other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they need to help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are on time, every time. In fact, because you may need to discuss last minute details or even be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any type of crime, it's important in order to prove to the legal court that you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward boosting your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and included in the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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I Have A Case Against My Hospital/The Doctor Who Gave Me The Epideral...Resulting In Bad Permanent Back Pain And Other Complications...Anyhow My Lawyer And I Discussed That We Would Be Going After This Doctor.....I Told My Lawyer That I Dont Know The Doctors Name And That I Will Get The Complete Report From The Hospital And Give This To Him. Anyhow His Name Supposedly Was Not In The Report....And I Assumed He Will Just Do His Little Research And Get It And If Not He Would Ask Me To Provide This....I Figured He Got His Correct Name Since He Never Called Me . Anyhow A Year Later The Timing Came For Me To Take A Deposition And I Recieved Papers Form My Lawyers Office And Saw That My Ob Doctor Who I Respect Very Much And Has Delivered All Of My Children...Well His Name Was On The Lawsuit Me Versus The Hospital And My Well Respected Doctors Name! I Was So Heartbroken!
I Called My Lawyers Office And Said Why Is This Doctors Name On Here And Not The Doctor Who Gave Me The Epideral????? And My Lawyer Tells Me &Quot; Well You Said You Didnt Know Who The Doctor Was &Quot; I Said Yeah I Dont Know His Name! He Said Well How Do You Know It Wasent Your Ob Doctor Who Delivered Your Child That Didnt Give You The Epideral.??...They Are Known To Do This.....I Told Him Because I Remember He Didnt Come Until After... He Wasent Even In The Same Room When I Got The Epideral! And He Then Tells Me Well You Told Me You Werent Sure If It Was Him Or Not!!!! Omg Is This Lawyer Crazy?????? I Told Him No I Never Even Mentioned His Name And I Respect This Doctor!
He Told Me Well Call Your Doctor And See If He Can Tell You The Name Of The Doctor!!!???!!! I Then Called My Doctor And He Tells Me &Quot; Hey Whats Going On With This Lawsuit I Thought We Were Friends &Quot;
I Said Omg I Have No Idea Why Your Name Was In Here It Was Not Suppose To Be! And That I Was Very Upset About This And That It Should Have Been The Epideral Doctor! And He Told Me He Spent 3,500.00
So Far Because Of This And That His Insurance Premium Is Going To Go Up And Asked Me To Please Send Him A Letter Stating This&Quot; That I Dont Hold Him Liable And That I Was Happy With His Services Etc&Quot;! And I Just Said Ok Buttttttttt Of Course Now I Need To Be Careful Because Of This Mess!!!!
Well I Ended Up Going Back To The Hospital And Told Them I Need A Copy Of The Doctors Name And I Got It And Sent It To My Lawyer! He Then Calls Me And Says Ok Good Job! And That My Doctors Lawyer Sent My Lawyer A Nasty Fax And Also Included That I Expressed That I Was Upset He Was Named In The Suiet Etc!! And My Lawyer Said That This Made Them Look Stupid! Like If Its My Fault!!!!!!!!???????? He Told Me Next Time Dont Discuss Anything With Anyone Relating To The Case And To Just Say Speak To My Lawyer! Well That Same Day He Told Me My Docs Going To Be Realesed My Lawyers Office Calls And Its This Girl And She Says They Are Going To Send Me Some Papers To Sign And Info They Need And To Send It Asap Back To Them?????
When I Recieved The Papers It Still Said Me Versus The Hospital And My Doctors Name?
So I Called Them And Said I Feel Uncomfortable Signing This Because He Should Have Never Been On This Case And That I Thought He Was Released...Why Is His Name Still On Here?
The Girl Said Well The Title Stays The Same Once You Open It Like This, Although The Doctor Has Been Released The Title Stays The Same They Cant Remove It????????????????????
She Said No Worries Just Sign It And Return It He Is Released??? I Dont Like How This Is Starting To Sound And This Is Why Im Turning To Yahoo Answers! But I Just Feel Like My Doctor Might Try To Sue My Lawyer To Be Compensated For The Time Money And Stress Its Caused Him??? And I Feel If I Sign These Papers Stating Everything Is Correct To My Knowledge That I Am Pretty Much Saying Yes I Did Originally Want To Sue My Doctor And Then He Got Released At The End For Whatever Reason! And My Doctor Could End Up Suing Me Cause Why Did I Sign It If His Name Was In It Then Right??????
And My Lawyer Can Later Possibly Sue Me For Mentioning My Doctor Supposedly And There Is My Signiture!!!! To Prove I Was Condoning This From The Begining Right????? Thats How I See It!
So I Am Scared To Sign It? She Said That It Can'T Be Changed Title Has To Stay The Same???? But Signing Something With Wrong Information Seems Incriminating To Me! Just Feels Wrong, Unproffesional Etc. She Wants Me To Send These Papers For My Lawyer By Tomorrow Or This Week The Latest! Can I Say Sorry I Wont Sign This Because I Never Condoned My Doctors Name To Be On Here Either It Needs To Be Fixed Or No Signiture? Can I Do This? My Lawyer Is Not Getting Paid By Me...He Would Only Get Paid If I Get Paid! What Should I Do ?????
And Also Do I Have Rights To Drop Him If I Wanted ( Not Switch Him ) Just Drop Him Cause He Is Not Doing A Good Job For Me...And Drop The Case Altogether! Its Made Me Stress Even More! Im Hoping He Would Just Drop Me! But Something
Your lawyer sounds a bit sloppy regarding naming your obstetrician. At intake he should have gotten the information you conveyed to him later that it was definitely not your obstetrician who applied the epidural or at least made it clear he intended to name your obstetrician as a defendant in the lawsuit
Your obstetrician's name remains on the case heading at least until he is officially released from the claim, i.e. after the papers your lawyer is asking you to sign are filed with the court. It is not "wrong" information. It is merely a recitation of the named defendants at the time the papers are being filed and you should not have any concerns signing it just because of the case heading. If there is something in the text of the motion itself that you belief is false about your doctor then bring it to your lawyers attention. Otherwise you should sign it.
You can change lawyers but you should review your retainer agreement from your current lawyer to see what fees you might have to pay for terminating the representation prior to settlement or judgment (fees often switch from contingent to hourly in such retainer agreements so changing lawyers or firing your lawyer could end up being expensive for you). A change in lawyers is also subject to the discretion of the court but it rarely will challenge a change made at the request of the client rather than the lawyer himself.
How Much Do This Jobs Pay?
Weekly,Monthly, And Yearly If You Can
Doctor: Beleive it or not, the average Doctor makes only $60K a years. Only specialists make the big dollars.
Cops are very low paid. Usually making between $30 and $50K a year depending on the city and the pay rate. Every city is different.
Lawyers are like Doctors. The AVERAGE is oly $40K. There are so many lawyers working in large firms that the average is skewed. Again, the more clients, and the better you are, you can charge more.
FBI? That one I'd not know.....
When Hiring A Attorney!!!!!!!!?
What Should I Know When Hiring A Attorney,Please Help
What Question Should I Ask Him/Her And What Reserches Should I Make.
Find out about their experience with your type of case. Find out how much they bill you and for what services. Do you get charged even if you just leave a message for them? Can they give you references for similar type cases?
How To Break Contract With A Lawyer?
I Am Not Satisfied With My Lawyer And Think To Break A Contract. I Couldn'T Find An Information About Money Refund In Case Of Cancelling A Contract.
What Is The Best Way To Cancel Your Agreement And What Percent Of Money Could Be Returned?
Would Appreciate An Answer!
Inform the lawyer that you no longer wish too utilize his (or her) services. Be advised, however, that the lawyer is entitled to keep any (or all) of any retainer fees you paid, provided that he performed services and requires payment. If there are any unused portions of the retainer, then that should be refunded to you. The attorney should also provide you a bill, documenting how the amount billed was calculated.
If you do not want to do this yourself, you should find another attorney and that attorney should be able to assist you.
Should I Hire An Attorney For A Traffic Accident?
I Was Involved In An Accident With A Pedestrian. I Was Making A Right Turn While A Pedestrian Was Crossing The Street. I Signaled Him To Cross First But He Signaled Back To Go Ahead. As Soon As I Let Go Of The Break, He Started Crossing Too And We Bumped Into Each Other. He Fell On The Ground And His Head Got Hurt. I Called 911, They Came And Took Him To The Hospital. I Got A Citation For Hitting A Pedestrian From A Police Officer. Now I Have A Court Date Coming Soon And I Want To Know If I Will Need An Attorney? I Have Liability Insurance. Can'T Really Afford An Attorney But Do I Need One Or Not? Whats The Worst That Could Happen.
Thanks In Advance.
Call an attorney. If you do not fight this, you most likely be sued by the pedestrian.
If fact many insurances companies have placed adds all over the TV attempting to inform us of cases that look and sound like this one.
Sometimes this move by a pedestrian - signaling you to proceed than as you do- the pedestrian moves quickly out in front of you sounds at the very least- a questionable action?
Beware, Especially, if the pedestrian or someone who says they represent him/her offers to settle for a cash settlement outside of court- to avoid official records of the incident. The use of a private detective may also be an option here.
Call an attorney for professional advice.
I Need Legal Advice About Filing For Divorce. Help!!?
He Abuses Me Physically And Verbally. I Want To Know If I Can Go And File For Divorce Of Should I Get A Lawyer To Help Me. There Is A Police Report And I Was Stupid Not To Take Pictures Of The Other Times He Hit Me. How Valuable Is My Word In Court?
There are three different aspects to this.
Your word is not good enough for felony charges.
Your word is the same as his in division of assets (divorce).
Your word trumps his in custody (it's not suppose to, but it will)
However, you have a police report to submit as evidence of 'domestic violence'.
I don't know if it will affect assets, but it will affect custody.
Now when you say he hit me and he says I didn't, you have a police report to back-up your claim.
Unless he has a credible person claim (in person or by affidavit) that you are lying then you win the custody point for domestic violence.
Civil law is typically based on a "preponderance" of evidence. Whomever has more and better evidence wins. You do not need to "prove it" beyond a reasonable doubt.
PS This is bull-****. For real legal advice you have to talk to a lawyer.