Just because the witness says something that you can prove is false, does that mean the witness is lying? Maybe, maybe not. But even if he is, before you bring out the heavy ammunition, ask yourself if you really want to drop the “L” word on your jury.
You don’t necessarily need the jurors to think the witness is lying, do you? All you really need is for them to disregard his testimony, right? It doesn’t matter why they disregard it, just so long as they do. So why take on an extra burden...
Technically, you don’t need an attorney. If you don’t have one you will likely not get a recovery. Get a new lawyer right away. Ask the court that proceedings be stayed until you have a new lawyer in the case. The other side may try to sandbag you and proceed in a way to use your legal ignorance against you. Write to the judge ask for time to get a new lawyer and get a new lawyer right away.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys are constantly searching for ways to maximize a recovery for their clients. Plaintiff’s attorneys do not want to collect damages from the actual tortfeasor. That can be difficult and time consuming. Instead, they like to collect directly from the insurance companies.
All adjusters know that insurance policies are written with limitations. Under the policy, the amount of the premium will dictate how much the carrier will have to pay out.
When a company insures an individual entity, there are basic legal requirements. Several commonly cited legal principles of insurance include:
1.Indemnity – the insurance company indemnifies, or compensates, the insured in the case of certain losses only up to the insured's interest.
2.Insurable interest – the insured typically must directly suffer from the loss. Insurable interest must exist whether property insurance or insurance on a person is involved. The concept requires...
like businesses where there is a boss (i.e. “principal”) who hires employees (i.e. “agents.”)
The boss sometimes provides a vehicle for his employees to use in order to carry out the
bosses business. In much the same way, there is a “head of the household” that often
provides a vehicle (car, truck, boat, etc…) for the use, enjoyment and convenience of family
members. What if an employee, while engaged in the boss’s business, is involved in a car
accident that’s the employee’s fault? In...
Advanced Client Costs
Attorneys commonly pay litigation expenses on behalf of their clients. The costs are then
recovered by the attorney out of the settlement or award. This practice is most often used
by attorneys who take cases on a contingency fee basis. These attorneys generally use a
cash basis of accounting and may deduct those expenses when paid, and the recovered
costs are included in income when received. This causes a distortion of income since it
can take years to resolve...
Judgments expire 6 years from the date of their entry unless they are renewed. See NRS NRS 11.190(1)(a) and 70.010(1). This section will address the process of renewing a judgment and will address:
•How do I renew a judgment?
•What information must be included in the Affidavit of Renewal?
•Does a bankruptcy filing affect a plaintiff’s ability to renew its judgment?
How do I renew a judgment?
A judgment creditor may renew a judgment which has not been paid by:
1.Filing an Affidavit of...
Send them a letter damanding that they settle within polocy limits. They have to try. if they do not they may be required to pay the exess. not a certinty but it MAY help get you out of it, sadly however it sounds like you are going to come out of pocket and should work with the ins co to get you the best deal it can.
Typically, a possessor of premises is liable for physical harm caused to a licensee by a condition on the premises if, but only if, the plaintiff establishes the following three elements:
1.The possessor knew or should have known of the condition, should have realized that it involved an unreasonable risk of harm to the licensee, and should have expected that the licensee would not discover or realize the danger;
2.The possessor failed to exercise reasonable care to make the condition safe,...