Personal injury lawyers get paid to obtain better results than an injured person could get the insurance company to pay them if they did not have a lawyer. There is no guarantee that a personal injury lawyer is going to obtain a better result, but the only way to know is to sit down with one and go over the facts of your case and get advice about the offer you've been given. Most personal injury lawyers will give you a free consultation. Best of luck to you.
You need to report the incident to your insurance carrier. If a claim is asserted against you by anyone involved asserting that you are at fault for causing the wreck, then your insurance company will pay a lawyer to defend you. If you have not pleaded guilty to a traffic offense but have a pending charge, you should consult with a lawyer before entering your plea. Best of luck
You should definitely have an attorney attend the hearing with you. The court will be deciding whether to issue a warrant for your arrest, so a "loss" means arrest and the criminal charges that follow. An experienced attorney may be able to convince the court that this is a "civil" dispute, and that you did not act with criminal intent. You'll want to bring appropriate and paperwork with you to the hearing, and a lawyer can help you decide who and what to bring. If you do not know an...
If the person arrested for DUI caused a wreck and someone was hurt, the injured person can bring a civil "dram shop" action for damages against the person who provided the alcohol, if there is evidence that the person who provided the alcohol knew that the person later arrested for DUI would be driving and continued to serve him after he was visibly intoxicated. If your question is about criminal responsibility, the provider of alcohol is not likley to face criminal charges unless the person...
Don't try to handle this on your own. Sometimes it is okay to try and solve a legal problem on your own. This is NOT one of those times. Hire a lawyer with experience handling criminal matters. Until you do, document everything. Also, do NOT go to her residence or allow her to come to yours until this is resolved -- if you do she may pick a fight, and when the police show up, it won't be her they take away.
Depends on what the alleged violation is based on. If this is purely an issue of failure to pay fines, an attorney may be able to convince the judge that it would be better to let him get back to work so he can pay the fines. An attorney will also likely be able to expedite the hearing. If you do not have enough money to hire an attorney to represent him, then you should contact the public defender's office. Good luck!
I agree with most of the prior answer -- through an attorney it is sometimes possible to arrange to resolve a minor traffic case without the client having to appear through a plea in absentia -- but it is not possible to contest the charges without appearing in person.
Yes, if she knowingly exposed you to the disease. You'll want to consult with a lawyer about your rights before proceeding. Many attorneys will provide a consultation free of charge so that you can determine what your rights are and whether to retain a lawyer to pursue the claim for you.
Ten years worth of records may be excessive depending on the facts of your case and the basis of your claim for lost earnings and/or lost capacity to earn. You should discuss this matter with your attorney.