I strongly agree with the above answers. I know of a similar situation involving a wrongful death suit in which the plaintiff used the "family lawyer" who was actually a bankruptcy lawyer, and I feel it could have gone a lot better than it did. I wish you the best of luck with this, and my thoughts are with you and your family.
If you feel that your son's girlfriend may have done something which contributed to your son's death, you must report it to the police. From there it will go to a prosecutor (state's attorney); there is nothing anyone here can do to help you with this. File a police report right away. My condolences to you; I can't imagine what you must be going through.
Did he work for the defendant himself or was he an attorney who worked with the defendant's lawyer at some point? A lot of attorneys who work for plaintiffs started out working for defendants, so they may know a lot of attorneys on the other side. That doesn't necessarily mean he's helping the other side, but if you suspect this or you feel he isn't as attentive to your case as you need him to be, of course, you should feel free to get a second opinion. Best of luck to you.
I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. Your problem with the driver's license is not the main issue here; you definitely have a case. Your damages and medical bills would be paid under the other driver's insurance, but I do not recommend that you deal with the insurance company yourself. Feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss this further: (401) 521-1800, ext. 121.
I agree with all of the above. You would likely get far less money out of your case if you tried to take on the insurance company yourself than if you paid an attorney to deal with them for you. The insurance company is trained in dealing with people who have no experience in handling these issues.
Statistically, you could receive approximately 4 times more money than you would if you tried to deal with the insurance company yourself. Insurance companies are aware that you are not experienced in this matter, and they will try to convince you to accept the minimum amount for recovery. Most attorneys charge contingency fees (typically about 30 - 40%) and they will keep the bill collectors off your back for the duration of your case. It is the policy of most personal injury attorneys not to...
If he knew it was wet and didn't put up a "wet floor" sign to warn patrons, then you can certainly sue the store for injuries, pain and suffering, time from work, etc. The store owed its customers a duty to maintain the premises in a safe manner, and their employee failed to do so. Best of luck to you.
I would recommend that you speak with an attorney in your area immediately. There are some insurance companies (I won't say which ones) that are very aware their insured was to blame, but won't pay simply because you don't have someone representing you who will fight for you, so they think they can just sweep the whole incident under the rug. Do not feel bad about suing her; you are really asserting your rights against the insurance company, and she will just have to understand that. As an...