Q. How does a lawyer charge for a personal injury case?
A. Most lawyers take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Normally the lawyer takes a fee of one third out of the settlement, or higher, if the matter goes to court and a verdict is obtained in the... Continue Reading »
Q. What is my case worth?
A. This the most frequently asked question by new clients. First, every case is unique. The value of an injury depends on many factors which are probably unknown when the client first contacts the lawyer. For instance, the value of... Continue Reading »
Q. Can I be treated by my own doctor?
A. Usually not. If your employer or their worker’s compensation insurer does not specify a doctor for you to see, then you can pick your own doctor to care for you. More typically, however, injured workers are referred to a... Continue Reading »
Q. Can my spouse recover for loss of services, and for participating in my care?
A. No. Benefits are paid to you for your loss. Your spouse’s assistance is considered gratuitous. Additionally, there are no “punitive damage” awards under workers’ compensation. Continue Reading »
Today’s segment with Paul was mostly about comparing the system of justice here in the U.S. with that of Italy. Paul said Italy’s system is a virtual failure. He talked about this week’s conviction there of 6 scientists and 1…