Should Our Attorney Know the Insurance Company Went Bankrupt?

Question: My husband was injured 9 years ago. His case was finally won in September of 2002 after years and years of appeals. We are now told today that the insurance company has gone bankrupt and that the money is now backed by the State of illinois. We have some serious doubts about the way…

My Divorce Attorney Worked Against Me

Question: I need to preface a bit, before asking my question. I do realize most attorneys look down with disdain upon former clients of lawyers (even if unethical in conduct) for seeking help, however hope you will please be unbiased in your thinking. Given that it is realistically an impossible feat for a wronged former…

Is it too Late to File Suit for a Dog Bite Injury 16 Years Old?

  Question: My daughter was bitten in the face by a dog when she was 5. The owners of the dog were renting their home at the time and didn’t have insurance. Our attorney at the time said we should wait until our daughter was old enough to file her own lawsuit. She will turn…

We’d Like to Change Attorneys

  Question: We recently filed a lawsuit since my father-in-law lost his life in a defective truck that exploded at the moment of impact. We have a lawyer, but I think that the deal is not going so well with him and I’m afraid he will rip us up if we don’t do something about…

I Settled Too Soon!

  Question: I was walking on the sidewalk and was struck by a vehicle that lost control. My first instinct was to jump when I heard the tires screeching, and by doing this, the vehicle struck my left leg (particularly my ankle) and lifted me up so high that I flew through a nearby barber…

What is a Contingency Fee?

What is a Contingency Fee? When a person is injured and considering hiring an attorney, they often question whether or not they can afford legal representation, and ask, “Do I need to pay an attorney up front?” In many cases, the injured person will try (often unsuccessfully) to manage their own circumstances because they believe…