18 Search Results for "Contingent fee"

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

FAQ

General The Nature of My Practice Throughout my career, I have represented individuals or families. I often represent the “little guy” against someone hoping to exert influence over them. Whether my case is against a large insurance company, or abusive spouse, my goal is to get them a “fresh start” and a way out of their crisis. We will stand up to bullies, but where an honorable compromise is possible, I pursue it...

January 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Search #8 of My Blogs: “Contingent Fees”

This is search # 8 of my blogs, “Perspectives of a Small Town Lawyer” and “WV Lawyer – Tips and Techniques”. This robust blog is for the WV legal consumer. It has 1200 pages and 340 articles and 22 “hits” for the term “contingent fees”. Lawyers will perform a variety of services for fees that are not guaranteed, based upon a percentage of the total settlement or recovery. Key is acuity in...

April 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm

30 SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

Starting with Ronald Reagan, and later Carl Rove, common perceptions of our civil justice system have hardened into negativity. Injury victims are treated like they are pariahs. But they are just like you and I. But here are some real, simple, facts: Good lawyers will always “push the envelope”, so some personal injury claims will be marginal. That’s life and human nature. Good judges can deal with them. Our system of...

January 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

An Article to Bookmark: Until Your World Comes Crashing Down

Have you ever been struck from the side by a New York City garbage truck going 45 mph? I have. I was the right front seat passenger, and the truck came from the right as our driver failed to see the red light on the corner. Being from WV, we always expected the light to be overhead. Strangely, as I was in the eye of the tornado, my glasses came off and landed in the foot well, and one tooth was loosened, but I was otherwise unscathed. My...

December 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Many Ways to Meet Your Lawyer – Personal Injury – Divorce – Civil Suits

My perception is that doctors are aloof and inaccessible. Not mine of course. Dr.” O’ ” is very friendly and accommodating. You can see him power-walking around Buckhannon. But, these days the patient thinks “my doctor” is the PA (physician’s assistant). If you are a personal injury lawyer, just try to get your client’s specialist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, or plastic surgeon, to write a page...

January 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm

A Personal Injury Glossary: Negligence, Insurance, and the Rest

25 Personal Injury Related Definitions These are not “legal definitions”, nor is this legal advice, but it may come in very handy for you. 1. Negligence: a simple mistake. Travelling too fast, rolling through a stop sign, mistakenly turning head on into a “one way” street. 2. Tort: an injury one person does to another, sometimes as the result of negligence or gross negligence, and sometimes intentional. All are actionable, subject to comments...

December 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

A Claim Against Your Own Insurance Company?

Let’s look at another kind of injury, bad faith by your fire insurance company: You have a major fire. The adjustor is overburdened, distracted, or may not even care. The checks are slow in arriving, and you think your place is a total loss, but the adjustor does not. It turns out you have some “environmental issues”, and your limited rental coverage is running out while your damaged house is moldering down around you. Some...

July 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

MORE ABOUT UNBUNDLING (A $500 Product That is Worth $1000)

  I admit that I have been obsessing on one issue, which is the disparity between WV people who need, but do not think they can afford, legal services and the West Virginia small firm lawyers who need work. I have several ideas how to bridge the gap, and “unbundling” of legal services is one of them. There are lots of lawyers ready to help someone injured by a negligent, insured, “tortfeasor”, but the pool of such cases is getting...

March 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

A CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE FUTURE OF THE LAW

A CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE FUTURE OF THE LAW I tackled this subject last summer in a major article, perhaps 1500 words. It is an important subject, but I took on too much. I tried to; Establish my credentials; Summarize my trip to the TBD Conference in Saint Louis; To report to my WV State Bar Board of Governors’ “Future of the Law” Committee, and: To discuss tips and techniques to improve law office efficiency. Here is that article should you...

September 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Tying Together “Unbundling” of Legal Services

(Adding Landlord Tenant Disputes to the Unbundling Package) Life is often chaotic, with unforeseen setbacks along the way. If you are injured by the fault of an other, no problem here; a lawyer, this one included, will always be happy to meet with you in a serious injury case. But what about the case that isn’t “contingent fee”? As my cousin’s sons who write of their days escorting rafters through Class 4-5 whitewater,...