Class Action Suit

Written by Margaret Wommack

A class action suit is a lawsuit against a company by multiple plaintiffs who were similarly injured byrepparttar defendant. Class actions are especially good for people who individually have only sustained less than a few thousand dollars of damage. The cost of an individual suit would negaterepparttar 148815 possible recovery if they were even to win, but in a class action suit,repparttar 148816 cost of filing and paying lawyer fees is split between allrepparttar 148817 plaintiffs. Also, they gain strength in numbers and have a more air-tight case to bring to court. Thus class action suits are often a better assurance that a satisfactory settlement will be reached.

Howeverrepparttar 148818 benefits of class action suits are in heavy debate. One topic people focus on is a coupon settlement

Your Personal Injury Lawyer - Here's 7 Tips to Help You Hire a Good Attorney

Written by Arthur Gueli

You'll need to hire a personal injury lawyer if you suffer an injury that results in significant damages. But in any given city, there are probably over 20 pages of personal injury attorney listings inrepparttar phone book. How do you pickrepparttar 148707 right one? What do you look for? What questions should you ask?

Here are 7 things you should know before hiring your injury lawyer...

1) The sooner you hire your lawyerrepparttar 148708 better. Begin looking for your personal injury lawyer within a week or two after your accident. If you're not physically capable you should have a friend or loved-one start looking. The sooner you start building your caserepparttar 148709 better.

2) Hire a personal injury lawyer that specializes in your specific type of injuries. Do your homework before signing repparttar 148710 retainer agreement. Visitrepparttar 148711 firm's website and read up on it's history and each lawyer's biographical information. Askrepparttar 148712 lawyer for some referrences and ask how much experience they have in handling cases with similar injuries. What settlement awards did they get in those cases?

3) Have a face-to-face meeting with your prospective lawyer. Your personal injury lawyer is going to be your closest advisor during this difficult time. You must feel comfortable and trust your lawyer. The only way you'll get a feel forrepparttar 148713 lawyer is by having a sit-down to discuss your case. Any good personal injury lawyer will give you an initial consultation free of charge.

4) Hire a lawyer that will take your case on a contingency fee basis. This means that your lawyer won't get paid unless you get paid. He will take his fee out ofrepparttar 148714 money you receive for your injuries. You can expect your lawyer to take about 33% of your final settlement - that's after expenses are taken offrepparttar 148715 top. Make sure you clearly understandrepparttar 148716 payment structure before you signrepparttar 148717 retainer agreement.

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