Assuming we are talking about your insurance and your insurance's failure to settle a case for the policy limit amount. A bad faith exists if there was a reasonable demand for a policy limit settlement and your insurance refused to accept it (before or after litigation started), and then you became burden by an unnecessary excess verdict that should have been prevented had your insurance paid the policy limit.
If you are going to trial on a criminal or traffic matter, the attorney can generally handle for you with waiver. If personal injury case, you should be there to testify and should discuss situation with attorney.
You might as well ask how do you perform a shoulder surgery. Not that performing a surgery is as difficult as filing a lawsuit, but there are many issues that go along with your question especially jurisdiction questions, etc. An attorney would have to know more about your injury, your medical expenses, the location of the accident, etc., etc. etc. I would contact the state bar of the state where the accident occurred and try to contact an personal injury attorney immediately to discuss...
The majority charge a percentage of the entire amount. However, at my firm, we always make sure that at minimum the client takes the same amount as our attorney fee. Because you were injured by a drunk driver u should hire an attorney. Punitive damages are possible.
Once a case is dismissed, one still needs to seal the record assuming State Court to deem it never to have occurred on this state. Not sure who denied credit and for what basis, but generally, credit is not denied on dismissed charges. However, private businesses have a lot of latitude on who to lend and/or offer credit. You may have an action against the "person" and/or "persons" who lied (assuming they did) about the facts which eventually resulted in charges being filed.
Yes. Probation violations can result in your arrest. Especially if you did not finish your requirements. However, depending on the charge and your history, your issue can be resolved. Feel free to contact our office to discuss the specific details regarding your matter.
If it is your desire to turn her in and you know where she is at, you can simply inform the probation officers regarding her current location. Let the officers decide what they want to do. If the charges are minor, they may just elect to leave the warrant in place and elect not to go after her. However, having a warrant in place will probably impact her in many ways.
Your 8 old son, although apparently upset over what he saw, will probably not have a lasting impression of the event. A quick view of the television probably did not cause a severe injury. Although kids are different and what does not impact one child, may terribly impact another, it will be a difficult case to establish "damages."
You can change lawyers at any time. If he places a lien on the case you or your new attorney can always discuss/dispute the lien and try to reach an agreement for the work done on the case. However, because of your attorney's failure to respond to your calls, I can't see him/her fighting you too much on a lien. Communication is important.