A friend is considering referring his wife to another lawfirm where the partner offered to pay him for the case. Is this illegal for the non-lawyer? If so, what is the crime?
I do not believe there is any criminal penalty for the non-attorney. It is highly unethical for the lawyer, and if the lawyer is stupid enough and/or greedy enough to be this unethical that is the lawyers problem and not the one referring the case.See question
where person was drinking right before he killed my son
I would not do it - Be very careful - If the bar served an intoxicated individual and then that individual caused harm to your son, you may have a very good case against the bar and I would contact the best personal injury attorney you can asap
Please let me know if you have any questions at all
Personal injury case
Seems Shady. It would depend upon the details, but if your lawyer offered a contingent fee, I would make them live up to it, unless you mislead them on certain facts. Sounds to me like a bait and switch.
I don't want to lose 33% of my case value if i can request an amount on my own. Do insurance companies alter their claim if you try to settle on your own and then hire a lawyer?
Certainly you can try. Just be careful. Do not be over anxious and be extremely careful in what you say and sign. Pro se plaintiffs are typically offered less, but without a legal fee, it is possible that you come out ahead. However, it is also possible that you hurt a potential case. If you do try to receive an offer, most lawyers will offer free consultations and share their opinion if the offer sounds reasonable.
Had a hysterectomy, I was told initially the instrument slipped and burned my bowel. They stitched it immediately. 5 days later it failed. I ended up with an infection and a colostomy. 1 month later I was told by my dr. That he needed to tell ...
It certainly sounds like a case. While injury to the bobowel can be a risk of this procedure. Using too high of a bovie setting or being careless often causes these types of injuries. The fact that it has taken so long to obtain the records is also suspicious. Get your records and have them reviewed asap. Good luck. NoahSee question
Rented my home to Crystal Thompson and David Haney 2009-2009. The judge awarded me $7000.00 for back rent and damages (ie stole my dryer, threw dead fish all over and literally threw poop all over the bathroom) I have spoken to his current lawy...
I can tell you exactly what you need to do.
1. First, make sure your judgment is entered in the county where the debtor resides.
2. Issue a Writ of execution and serve their personal injury lawyer with interrogatories in aid of execution. Once served - their lawyer must tell you if he is holding any money for his clients. If he is, then he must maintain those accounts until your debt is paid.
Timing is very important here and you need to hire a debt collection attorney who know how to garnish monies from third parties.
It sounds collectible if done right. In addition, you would maintain rights against the original debtors after they receive their settlement proceeds of course as well.
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We need to know if we have a case????
Yes - many firms will offer contingency agreements for civil cases.
Our firm is in Pittsburgh and offers free consultations on all civil cases.
Hope this helps
Is there some restriction for not having included the fees from the 2nd suit in the first suit? To be more specific, in the first suit they sued for $35,000 and we settled for $12,000. Within days after we paid, they filed saying I owed another...
First - make sure you file a response to the lawsuit and do NOT let them take a default judgment against you. Second, if you file a response you should plead the affirmative defense of accord and satisfaction if indeed the first settlement included the cause of action for the second debt. I would get a consult from an attorney and let them review all of the information, but be sure you file a Answer and New Matter to this New Complaint or you may lose rights.
The mom read her daughters computer and stopped her from going to the party. The daughter made the alcohol connection and after being found out, transferred that info to her girl friend who picked up the alcohol. At the party a bunch of teens dran...
First - I am very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine.
There could be numerous theories as to why the owners of the home would be legally responsible. If the owners of the house provided the alcohol or knew it existed and failed to protect the kids, they should be help legally responsible. Also, I doubt this is the first time their daughter was drinking at home or had friends over. What did they do to prevent this from happening?
I would encourage you to have the matter fully evaluated. More often than not, these cases are covered by the homeowners insurance.
I would talk to several lawyers before hiring one and I hope your family is okay.
my husband went into the hospital june 29th this year. very very healthy. barely drank, no smoking for many yrs. ate healthy. he had acute pancreatitis. stayed two weeks and never seem to get much better. his infection blood count was extrememly h...
It depends on whether there was a deviation from the standard of care. Infection cases are difficult but if the infection was caused by poor care - then yes - you may have a case. You should request all records and have them reviewed by a licensed PA malpractice attorney. That is the only way you will know for sure if you have a case. Remember the statute of limitations in PA is 2 years.See question