Q: I truly hope that you can help me. I have a personal injury case in where I was severely hurt. I have only met with my
With him on 2 occasions. First time at my deposition and the at mediation. I was severely injured when I struck an unmarked guy wire. He wants me to settle for $100000.00 with no future medical. Is this right
A: I make it a practice of not commenting on recommendations by attorneys who currently represent clients. Your lawyer has far more information about your particular case than anyone else on this forum. If you are not satisfied with the advice or the justification for his recommendation then ask to speak with a senior partner (I'm assuming this is not a partner at the firm). I highly recommend you try and work through it with your current attorney first, before seeking new counsel. Only if you feel your concerns are not being seriously addressed would I advise you to seek another competent counsel.
Dale S. Gribow agrees with this answer
Generally settlements do not contain future payments. You want to look at what it will cost for you to insure for those payments. If you need a better Medicare B plan, what is the cost?
You , it sounds like, ran into a guy wire. If so the other side can claim it was there to see. If it's dark, take a flashlight.
Much depends on the scene but the point is if you run into something the other side can always claim "contributory
fault" saying you were careless in not seeing the thing. In which case what you get is reduced by the percent the judge or jury finds you at fault.
Makes sense to sit down with the attorney so you see what they are seeing. Much also depends on your injuries. If you have a disc issue but have significant degenerative changes in your back, a jury may not give you everything, feeling some of it you would have anyway.
Your attorney, on a contingent fee, has every reason to work for more, for the simple reason for every $ they get 33cents.
it doesn't sound like your lawyer is in as close contact with clients as we are.........
if you call your lawyer and s/he does not return calls get a new lawyer.
when u sub lawyers you do not lose a penny................the 2 lawyers each split up the same 1/3 or 40%.
i can not comment on the amount as i do not know the facts, however before you up and change lawyers try to work it out with him or his firm. i know you have not shared many facts with us so it is hard to comment on the amount however. If you have only talked to your lawyer twice something is wrong there.
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