All fees are negotiable but the reason they are all standard is because the attorney takes all the risk in the case by fronting all the costs and time with no guarantee of reimbursement for the costs or payment for the time worked on the case. A good attorney is worth the 33% and 40% fee if they will truly fight for your recovery and push the case as far as possible to get you the best result for you. Good luck.
If you were served a subpoena, then you have to respond or run the risk of being held in contempt of court and risk jail time. Call the lawyer that issued the subpoena and ask them what the deposition is about and that should explain why this is occurring. Good luck.
You can sue after any date of loss up to four years. It depends on the reason for the law suit there may be delays. You sue the individual if you are suing the driver that caused the crash but you sue your insurance company for not settling with you properly or reasonably. There is a pre trial order if cases is filed in circuit court but you must meet the requirements to file case in circuit court. This process is complicated and a mine field so I would recommend call an attorney that...
You do not need to give a statement to the at fault drivers insurance company. A lot of times the adjustor will twist your words and try to deflect some percentage of blame on you so they do not have to pay so much in the claim. So the state my is optional and I would advise you jot to give it. Second, Florida is a no fault state so no matter who is at fault you have to use your PIP insurance to pay for medical bills in beginning of case.
With your car Allstate has historically low balled...
I am very sorry to hear about your son. There are a few important questions that must be answered in order to for an attorney to proceed with your case. First, do you have uninsured/under insured motorist? Also, who owns the car. I would recommend consulting a personal injury attorney to learn more about what you can do.
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Hire a criminal defense lawyer to handle the citation you received. You will probably get a ton of flyers in the mail or go through the phone book or search on the Internet. If so relate ow Ed the car besides you you want to notify the owner of the crash because the owner of the car you were driving could have some liability exposure.