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  • I had a free consultation with a plaintiff personal injury attorney who told me that she would take my case on contingency basis

    She never offered me neither did I sign any written contingency agreement. She filed my case and she went through pre-trial motions. It has been over 2.5 years since my case was filed and my attorney never sent me any bills and I never paid her an...

    Glenn’s Answer

    Your question is a bit confusing, but, it might be that the confusion is on my part. First, if you are on a contingency agreement, you will not be responsible for any hourly rate, win or lose. I believe in most cases, the hourly rate only applies if you terminate his/her representation of you and he asserts an "attorney's charging lien" on your case. So, I would not be worried about the hourly rate at this point.

    My other piece of advice would be that you really need to have a conversation with your attorney. Generally, a contingency fee agreement must be in writing. The fact that you have no document, may be the cause of the confusion. The actual written agreement could answer many of your questions.

    Best of luck

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  • What does "dismissed with prejudice" mean in civil case?

    And how does this differ if the plaintiff dismiss with the prejudice vs. the judge dismiss with prejudice?

    Glenn’s Answer

    It means the plaintiff's case is over and can not be brought back again. If a plaintiff dismisses with prejudice, it is voluntary. If the Judge dismisses with prejudice, the judge (not the plaintiff) decided that the case was over. Both have the same effect.

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  • Hospital Punctures Man's Lung, Man Gets Cancer

    My father was told that he needed a heart bypass. He went into the hospital and had the bypass done a few months ago. During the procedure, the surgeon punctured his lung causing his skin to blow up with air and he had serious trouble breathing. H...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I really think this is more of a medical question than a legal question. First, perhaps it would be worthwhile to get a second opinion about your dad's condition. Maybe there is more hope than you think. (My dad's doctor gave him six months to live after a prostate cancer diagnosis, 19 years ago and today he enjoys riding his Harley all over town--but I am lucky) The point is that you never know and fresh eyes, whether medical or legal can sometimes be helpful. Second, ask the new doctor if he thinks theres a relation. If he does, consult a med mal attorney asap. I always tell people to get a second opinion, even when the first opinion was my own. Im sorry to hear about your situation, and best of wishes to you and your dad.

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  • Is it illegal in michigan for a partner to knowingly lie about having an STD and give herpes and HPV?

    Before having sex with my only previous partner within the last ten months I asked him when the last time he was tested & if he had any STD's he told me no a while later we had sex unprotected one time a few days later I asked him for his test...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters, these are difficult cases. Did you have sex in a home which he owned? You may be able to make a negligence claim against his homeowners or renters insurance. (saw someone else post this advice in a previous response, but I think it might apply here to). Consult a local personal injury attorney, but, be prepared for a tought fight. good luck.

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  • I brought a pie from the supermarket yesterday and stated to eat it and its is filled with mold.

    the expiration date is good until the 13th of march. Is this a case of negligence on the supermarkets part.

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters. If youre still feeling ok, then bring it back to the store.. maybe you can trade it for two non-moldie pies. If you feel sickened by the mold you ate, see a doctor--only then you can consider making an injury claim. yuk.

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  • Slip&fall at Walmart they offered $7500 what do i do ?

    slip at Walmart in the store entrance on clear liquid cause me disc on my back and nick i had 3 injections on my back but the pain did not go away the orthopedic said i need surgery in my back but i afraid to do it .walmart offered $750...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters. Its been my experience that a $7500 offer from Walmart, especially to a non represented claimant) could mean that they actually have some concern about your case. I generally have experienced what seems like an utter a lack of concern about claims. My (experienced) suspicion is that that Walmart reviewed its surveillance, and probably realizes that it has "exposure" for liability and damages. That being said, and even under those kinds of circumstances, Walmart will not just "fold" or pay you the full value of your claim. It can be complicated dealing with Walmart, even on "good" claims. Good luck, and sorry for all the " "s

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  • A former patient posted an extremely negative review filled with false statements. What should I do? Calls me a "vulture", etc

    I am only looking for an attorney with experience in similar cases, preferably in the SF Bay Area. Background: This individual is seeking "revenge" because an investment that I introduced her to has not yet paid out. She accuses me of offering to...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters. Although I do not have much more to add, I did want to say that this kind of things happen more than you think, its really just part of the business (whatever business you are in). I had a very senior attorney admonish me the other day about being very selective about my clients. As she said, I am someone who likes to help and believe everyone. BUT, while you are listening to their story, have you "inner voice" be critical about their claims. If he/she always seems to be the victim of some cruddy professional, really think about it. Good advice from that attorney to me and to you. I know it probably doesnt help you current situation, but, I am well meaning in relating this advice to you (from someone else who has been similarly burned). GOOD LUCK

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  • Who is at fault if I had the right of way and was driving straight but collided with a vehicle turning left?

    I was in the farthest right lane of a 4 lane intersection going straight after my light turned green. The cars in the lane next to me were going in the same direction however were mostly stopped in line waiting to turn left. All of a sudden a car ...

    Glenn’s Answer

    Generally, the driver making a left turn has the greater duty. Its been my experience that jurors and arbitrators sometimes take little other information into consideration and find fault on the left turn driver.

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  • What type of charges can I press or how can I go about pressing a lawsuit against club owners for premises liabitity or injuries

    my friends and I was leaving a nightclub that was over pack and had little security while we was walking towards the door my she was pushed into someone near the bar. The female than turned around and yelled yall are going to stop pushing me My fr...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters. Consult a personal injury attorney, and, immediately ask the club owner to preserve any video--it may help you with your case.

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