Posts Tagged ‘attorney 101’

The Top 3 Reasons to Seek Legal Help After Accident, Explained

After an accident, victims are hurt, distressed, and may not know what comes next. It’s natural to feel high levels of anxiety after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. In fact, any kind of accident induces panic and anxiety in victims. Becoming injured, possibly in the hospital for treatment, and facing lost wages if the…

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Deposition, Mediation, Litigation: What Do They Mean For Your Case?

Crime documentaries presented in various formats (news, tv series–fiction or non–and most recently on Netflix) always present witnesses during “depositions”. It’s often hard for those unfamiliar with the practice of law, or who have not taken part in litigation themselves to fully understand the difference between mediation, litigation, and deposition.

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Why Do Lawyers Turn Down Cases? Hint: It’s Not Personal!

A great deal of lawyers will offer potential clients a free case evaluation or free consultation to get a better picture of the legal issue at hand. An initial consultation, it should be noted, doesn’t qualify an attorney-client relationship. In fact, there are instances where a lawyer will offer his or her time free of charge for a case evaluation and then decide not to take on the case after all. This line of decision-making has nothing to do with “liking” the potential client, even if the client feels they’re being “turned away”; that’s simply not the case (every attorney wants to be able to help as many clients as possible seek justice).

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What Your Lawyer is Doing When They’re Not Calling You Back

If there’s a level of trust instilled between attorney and client, the attorney knows what he or she needs to do and has an entire team (legal assistants, paralegals, and seasoned associates) to get the job done. A client won’t need to call or text an attorney they trust multiple times a day, just to “check in” and “see how it’s going” if they’ve researched their chosen law firm, it’s reputable, and they’ve handled similar cases.

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Legalese: What Lawyers Say, and What it Actually Means

Here on the Blog, we’ve put together a go-to list of the most frequently used “legalese”–or the acronyms–that clients hear around the office, but may be too afraid to inquire about. We’ve also included links to other Shaked Law Blog resources with extensive information for each legal term. We hope this helps accident victims and their families better understand what’s going on “behind the scenes” of their claims.

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The Board Certified Difference (Why What’s Hanging on Your Attorney’s Wall Matters!)

After an accident in which a person sustains serious bodily injury or after the loss of a loved one due to the negligence that falls upon someone else, the first thing most victims do is seek out legal counsel. In the heat of the moment, injured or grieving, victims can’t be expected to be armed  with the knowledge of what to do beyond “find a lawyer”. It’s easy to hire the first attorney who agrees to take a claim on contingency because no money is expected up front, and the ball can get rolling.

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Why Your Attorney’s Experience Matters!

Good vs great: lack of experience could be standing between you and substantial financial compensation for your injury: When you’re injured due to injury or accident caused by the negligent behavior of another, it’s an unsettling, scary, and emotionally taxing experience. What’s worse, being injured can keep you out of work and wreak havoc financially on you and your family.

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