If your attorney is not returning your calls and doesn't respond to you in good time, you may feel as if you're being pushed aside. For that reason, it's normal for attorneys to have rules about response times. Usually, in your contract, it will give some indication about response times you can expect. Even if it's not in your contract, you should ask and find out typical response times.
The first thing every plaintiff wants to know when meeting with a personal injury attorney is: "Do I have a case?" The second thing they want to know is: "How much is my case worth." Unfortunately, your personal injury lawyer, if he or she is a lawful practitioner, will not be able to give you a clear answer to these questions. That's because a clear answer simply doesn't exist.
We've all seen the archetypical image of a man or woman in court with a serious neck injury. There is usually a puffy white brace wrapped around the neck in these images because the individual is suffering from whiplash.
Many professional relationships involve a fiduciary obligation on the part of one individual performing a service for another. The fiduciary obligation requires the person who is giving the service to act in the best interests of the client or give advice and recommendations in the best interest of the client. When the fiduciary acts in a way that hurts the client -- and especially when it is done to benefit or enrich the service provider -- a breach of fiduciary duty has likely occurred.
If you thought we were done with the Takata air bag inflator recalls, you were wrong. Ford surprised the world by issuing a recall notice for an additional 953,000 cars in the United States and Canada. These vehicles have the same problem that millions of other recalled vehicles had relating to Takata air bags: The inflation devices are prone to exploding like little bombs in the passenger compartments of the vehicles.
One of the benefits of buying a new luxury vehicle like a Mercedes-Benz is that it will be equipped with many cutting-edge safety features. These features could save you and your family members' lives, so they provide an enormous sense of peace of mind while navigating traffic. The problem is, from time to time, new safety features are also prone to having serious defects that inhibit their use.