Posts Tagged ‘attorney 101’

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

There are downsides to going down a road that leads to trial. This is why it’s not always the first method of litigation utilized by top lawyers. Experienced lawyers have their client in mind, not getting into a courtroom when it’s unnecessary to do so. That’s when Mediation comes into play.

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Settlements: What Should Accident Victims Expect?

During mediation, a board certified civil trial lawyer will use their years of experience in both the courtroom and in the office to reach an agreement with the opposing party on the amount of compensation that’s fair in regard to their client’s serious injuries. This agreement, and the compensation it provides, is known as a settlement.

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A Primer on Punitive Damages

Share This!In our recent series on Damages, we covered the why and the how of obtaining the maximum amount on behalf of a victim. We explained several types of damages, and how they can provide a positive outlook for an accident victim’s future financially. When medical expenses devastate a victim and their family, it’s up…

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Your Case Didn’t Settle in Mediation, What Happens Now?

Insurance companies often play schoolyard bully in an effort not to provide the client with the compensation they know they deserve. This injustice often leads to cases going to court, especially cases which resulted in serious life-threatening injuries such as TBI, wrongful death, or paralysis.

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

Share This!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…

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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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