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How can you make legal expenses affordable?

Figuring out how to navigate the legal world while dealing with a case of your own is stressful enough without having to worry about how you’re going to pay for everything. Unfortunately, legal council can get quite expensive, and many people forego appropriate representation simply because they cannot afford it. Other people go into debt trying to pay fees that are well beyond their means, which can be disastrous if they do not win their case or get a settlement in the end. But how can clients find affordable legal help? What are their options? To find the answer to …

workers compensation

How do worker’s compensation laws work?

Worker’s compensation laws are extensive and difficult to understand. Since most states require worker’s comp laws, they apply to virtually all employed people in the United States. These laws provide workers with coverage of medical expenses for accidents occurring on the job. But worker’s compensation laws also serve to protect employers from liability lawsuits. There is a wide array of circumstances which can elicit worker’s comp cases. Problems may occur when employers do not keep their worker’s compensation insurance current or when employees fail to report their injuries in a timely manner. If an employer is unaware of the injury, …

medical malpractice

How do you file a medical malpractice case?

When the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional causes harm or injury, you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands. This type of case can occur through diagnosis errors, the wrong treatment, poor health management, or misguided aftercare. Due to the personal nature of medical malpractice cases, these cases are more difficult than most legal cases to sift through. We have put together a few useful suggestions if you ever find yourself filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. How to Prove Your Medical Malpractice Case Once you believe you have experienced mistreatment by a medical professional, you …

personal injury lawyer

How do you hire a personal injury lawyer?

Our lawyers seemed to agree that any non-minor injury requires a personal injury lawyer to advocate for both you and your case. They’ve shared their best tips for when you find yourself needing a personal injury lawyer. 1. The type of injury you sustain should determine the type of personal injury lawyer you hire. “Let’s be honest: you wouldn’t go to a foot doctor for heart surgery. So you have to match the specialization of the lawyer with the facts of your case.” – Michele Colucci, MyLawsuit.com 2. Look for personal injury lawyers who are able to work on a …

class action

How do class action lawsuits work?

Class action lawsuits are everywhere. They range from product failures to serious side effects from drugs. For example, one current class action suit is against Makita Battery Packs and their failure rate due to a design defect. At the same time, a recently successful class action lawsuit brought attention to the many patients who took Yaz or Yasmin birth control and have suffered serious side effects like blood clots that have resulted in stroke. With this wide range of class action lawsuits it can be difficult to know how to respond when you’re involved in such a suit. But our …

virtual lawyers

How should you evaluate virtual lawyers?

When we asked our legal network how clients should evaluate virtual lawyers, we received a wide array of responses and advice. Some explained that legal services are not the same without in-person consultation and conversation; others claimed that physical law offices and virtual law firms produce the same results, just using different forms of communication. Either way, all of our legal professionals agreed that virtual lawyers share an array of differences from physical law firms, and it is up to the client to see what type of firm would best serve their case. Our network generally agreed on one thing: …

legal fees

How do you evaluate legal fees?

When we asked our legal network how clients should evaluate legal fees, we received a wide array of responses and advice. Some explained that legal fees are based on what the firm can afford to charge based on their traffic, while others claimed that increased legal fees could mean that the lawyer has more experience. Either way, everyone agreed that hiring a legal professional is like any other purchase, do your research before you sign a contract or start work with a lawyer. More money does not ensure that you will win your case. However, sometimes spending more on legal …

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How do you choose a specialty lawyer?

Choosing an attorney is no easy task, and with more complicated issues comes the need for more specific legal help. It seems as though every lawyer has some area of expertise, whether it’s more common practice areas like family law or extremely specific niches like international patent law. Selecting a specialist can ensure that you get the most knowledgeable counsel available. As attorney Luigi D’ Agostino says, Selecting an attorney is similar to selecting a doctor – you wouldn’t want a proctologist performing your brain surgery, would you?” Rules Many states and bar associations forbid lawyers to claim a “specialty” …

real estate lawyer

How does real estate interact with law?

Realtors help buy and sell homes; lawyers practice law. However, realtors and lawyers both work tirelessly to make many real estate transactions go off without a hitch. Commercial real estate transactions require a real estate lawyer’s involvement from the onset since they are usually quite complex. The same is true for more complicated residential transactions that involve multiple properties or buyers. Additionally, real estate as part of estate planning normally calls for legal advice. Commercial and Complicated Residential Real Estate Transactions Nearly all commercial real estate transactions require a real estate lawyer, and some residential real estate deals do as …