January 2019 Archives

Good response times are essential for quality attorneys

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.

How do you know if you have a 'good' personal injury case?

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.

The 3 elements of a breach of fiduciary duty in legal malpractice

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.

Takata air bag recalls never seem to end

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.

5,400 Mercedes recalled for due to a seat belt detector problem

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.

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