Every individual who violates the personal or property rights of another is financially responsible for the damages cause by his or her act. To collect money for this civil wrong there must be damages or injury; without one or both, there can be no recovery of money. If you have a claim that has a complicated set of circumstances or evidence, one which obviously demands legal advice, than you need a lawyer. If you hired Attorney I. M. Sharp and he had to burn the midnight oil for you and/or even win your case, there can be no objection to his collecting his fee. But, far too often, in cases of a completely uncontestable claim, one finds themselves handing over a huge percentage of that recover to a lawyer for doing minus-zip! Im referring to the average motor vehicle accident case, one where its absolutely clear that the other individual, Fumbling Fred Fuddle, is clearly at fault. Attorney Sharp sends out his routine Letter Of Representation to Fuddles carrier THE GRANITE MOUNTAIN INSURANCE CORPORATION, secures the Medical Bills and Reports from your Ole Doc Comfort, and procures a Police Report, if one is available. Then, for less than two dollars worth of stamps and an hour spent on negotiations Sharp (depending upon where you live) extracts a fee of between 331/3/% to 50% in settlement. For example, say Attorney Sharp settles a case for $3,000, and then takes a fee of 1/3 of that $3000. It doesnt take a degree in mathematics to figure out that youre paying him $1,000 for what is usually - - less than a few hours work. After youve paid Attorney Sharps fee, along with your medical bills to Doc Comfort, and after deducting the money recovered from the time lost from work out of that $3000 settlement, the bottom-line monetary compensation to you has been plundered ! IN THEORY, the money you have left, after deducting these expenses, is your Financial Reward for the Pain and Suffering youve been forced to endure. But with the naive signing on with a lawyer (to settle a claim thats clearly not your fault) youre left with a feeling of decimation because youve definitely not been left with what you deserved for the physical and emotional ordeal youve been forced to deal with. When Attorney Sharp settles your claim he doesnt deduct your out-of-pocket expenses before he takes his fee. Instead, he takes his fee Right Off The Top where the cream floats. Then, with whats left, your out-of-pocket expenses are paid. FOR EXAMPLE: The damage to your Motor Vehicle is $1,500, your Medical Bills are $400, and your Lost Wages are $600, for a total of $2,500. Even in a case of Clear Liability, the lawyer not only takes a one-third cut from the Pain and Suffering portion of the settlement, he also takes a third of your out-of-pocket expenses ! Now, think it out: Your Property Damage was $1,500, Your Medical Bills $400 and your Lost Wages $600 came to a total of $2,500. Then youre paid $3000 for your Pain and Suffering so the total settlement is $5,500. In a perfect world, in a case of clear liability, Attorney Sharps fee should have been taken from the $3000 you were paid for your Pain and Suffering. If he did, his fee would have been 1/3 of $3000 or $1,000. But, without fail, Sharp will take his 1/3 of the grand total of $5,500, bringing his fee to $1,833.33. Thats outrageously unfair because, in a case of clear liability, GRANITE MOUNTAIN would have paid you your out-of-pocket expenses of $2,500, - - whether you had a lawyer representing you or not ! ALWAYS REMEMBER: When you handle your own case (should you and GRANITE MOUNTAIN later disagree as to the value of your claim) theres a Time Limit established at which you can break off your negotiations and then proceed to obtain the services of Attorney Sharp. This time limit is called a STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS its never less than a year and in most cases its two or three; some states provide you with this kind of protection for as long as five or six years. To be sure you must check out how much time you have to fuss with Fuddles insurance company before you hand your case to a lawyer to handle for you. Dan Baldygas third and latest book AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE CLAIM (How To Evaluate And Settle Your Loss) can be found on the internet at http://www.caraccidentclaims.com or http://www.autoaccidentclaims.com. This book explains, in simple language, How To handle your motor vehicle property damage and/or personal injury claim so you wont be taken advantage of. It also contains BASE (The Baldyga Auto Accident Settlement Evaluation Formula). THE BASE FORMULA will explain how to determine the value of the Pain and Suffering you endured - - because of your motor vehicle accident injury! DISCLAIMER: The only purpose of this article "LAWYERS AND THEIR FEES" is to help people understand the motor vehicle accident claim process. Neither Dan Baldyga, Peter Go nor ARTICLE CITY make any guarantee of any kind whatsoever; NOR do they purport to engage in rendering any professional or legal service; NOR to substitute for a lawyer, an insurance adjuster, or claims consultant or the like. Whenever such help is desired it is THE INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBILITY to obtain such services. Copyright (c) 2005 By Daniel G. Baldyga. All Rights Reserved ZZZZZZ
BREAKING NEWS AT SIX. ATTORNEYS FOR RAY TENSING WANT HIS CHARGES DISMISSED -- BECAUSE OF áTHIS COMMENT THAT HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOE DETERS MADE TO NINE ON YOUR SIDE. <"did you consider a lesser charge? well the judge can do that. judge ghiz can do that. she can do that. right before the jury gets the thing. she can add charges to the jury. she can add lesser offenses and i suspect she will. "> THAT WAS ONLY ONE PORTION OF THE NINE ON YOUR SIDE INTERVIEW - AS WE SOUGHT TO GET PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT MAY BE DIFFERENT IN THE TRIAL THIS TIME AROUND. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE SAT IN ON THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW, KEEPING A WATCHFUL EAR. LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION FOR YOURSELF. "Is there anything you wish you could have done differently. " in retrospect. " "You know, I've looked at the videos of the first trial and,um, yeah there are things I would have done differently. " differently. "A BIT OUT OF CHARACTER, JOE DETERS WAS THOUGHTFUL, EVEN QUIET. HE DIDN'T -- áCOULDN'T -- SAY MUCH. BUT HE ADMITTED TO ME HE THINKS ABOUT THIS CASE EVERY DAY. DAY. "I wish I were more eloquent and wish I had been more persuasive to the jury. But I am who I am and I did my best. :53 :53OF THE THINGS HE THINKS ABOUT. THE JURY. 15:11:20 we had two jurors who would not convict a police officer. period. and we had ten who were willing to do it. so it really depends on the jury that come forth in the next week or so. :32 to determine whether or not we are gonna be successful. " successful. "COUPLE THE FACT THAT TEN JURORS WERE WILLING TO CONVICT RAY TENSING ON VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CASE -- AND YOU HAVE THE REASONS WHY DETERS SAYS HE DIRECTED HIS OFFICE TO TRY THE CASE AGAIN. THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM THAT, IN THE FIRST TRIAL, JURY SELECTION TOOK JUST ONE DAY. 15:12:16 our initial panel was, I thought, very favorable to us. but then we had people who didn't want to serve. They wanted off jury duty and then you start bringing in other people and there's really nothign much you can do about it. : 36 36AND DETERS ADMITS. NO MATTER WHAT THE EVIDENCE, IT'S EXTREMELY HARD TO CONVICT AT COP. COP. "People who i respect a great deal said 'you're never gonna get a guilty verdict', bc it's a police officer. and I just kind of poo pooed it. but. "I'm convinced, or I wouldn't have sought the charges :43 so, without getting into details, we gotta go forward, and we will. And hopefully we will have peopel who follow their oaths. " :52 WE DID REACH OUT TO RAY TENSING'S DEFENSE COUNCIL. HE DECLINED TO BE INTERVIEWED. TENSING IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND VOLUNTARY MURDER. JUDGE LESLIE GHIZ -- WHO IS PRESIDING IN THIS RETRIAL- - DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO ADD IN LESSER CHARGES. WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TO SEE IF THE JUDGE HAS MADE ANY CONTACT WITH THEIR OFFICE SINCE THIS MOTION WAS FILED. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HEAR BACK. TANYA WILL BE BACK TONIGHT AT 11 TO.
Indian Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a big exam called the bar exam. This is what makes a student a certified attorney. Sometimes students can have a hard time determining what kind of law they want to practice because there are so many different types.
First, you need to consider all areas of the law. Once you have narrowed your choices down to a three you should start seeking as much information on those choices that you can possibly fund. You will also want to determine what type of firm you want to practice. Maybe you want to do corporate law where you have the opportunity to make partnerships or maybe you want to head out on your own.
Choosing Between Law Firms - How to Choose a Good Lawyer
There are so many areas of the law that some lawyers specialize in a couple areas, while some focus on just one area of the law. Practicing attorneys that do a generalization of many areas of the law are called general practitioners.
They don’t focus on all the areas, but they choose many areas in which to have great knowledge of. Specialists focus on one area. You may have criminal attorneys, tax attorneys, women’s rights attorneys, and so on. A general practitioner can handle most legal issues that are common.
If you are involved in a complex case or case that is worth a lot of money or a serious matter you will want a specialist. In some cases, people will have multiple attorneys so that they can make sure that their case is being handed to the firm’s full capability and so on.
When it comes to the lawyers, you will mostly see what special training they have gotten. Attorneys are just the name for anyone who can represent you in a court of law. They too have to pas a bar and are state certified. Any lawyer can be an attorney. The only thing is that some lawyers do not litigate.
Bankruptcy lawyers are experts in the laws of bankruptcy. They are the ones capable of helping enterprises discharge their debts. They do this by helping their clients distribute their assets over their creditors or by aiding them in devising a plan on how they can pay their creditors over a period of time.It is the main responsibility of bankruptcy lawyers to explain to their clients the ins and outs of bankruptcy laws. They are the ones who should explain how bankruptcy laws could help certain businesses to recover from bankruptcy and fulfill their obligations. Among the topics they should discuss with their clients are the types of bills that can be eliminated, the allowable extension of payment deadlines and possessions that can be kept by the client. Likewise, they should be the ones to analyze the available options that can be taken by their client, depending on the bankruptcy reported. Basically, there are two types of bankruptcy: voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary bankruptcy is when the debtors and the lawyers are the ones who initiated filing for bankruptcy. Involuntary bankruptcy, on the other hand, is when the creditors and their lawyers file for bankruptcy of a certain enterprise. Bankruptcy lawyers handle two types of proceedings. The first one is liquidation wherein the lawyer is responsible for finding ways on how to distribute the remaining assets of the client to pay off debts. The second one is debtor rehabilitation. This involves getting a legitimate plan on how the debtor can pay off financial obligations using future earnings. The services of bankruptcy lawyers should be availed by companies who are seeing foreclosures. They can be very helpful in finding ways on how such enterprises can eliminate their debts. The easiest way to find bankruptcy lawyers is to search the Internet. There are sites that feature available bankruptcy lawyers. This is particularly applicable for clients in the United States. There a number of sites that post information regarding bankruptcy lawyers located in different states of the said country.