FAQs


What is Wrongful Death Litigation?

Who can file for Wrongful Death compensation?
What should I do if I am injured on the job?
What should I do if I am injured in an automobile accident?
What should I do if I am fired from my job?
What should I do if I am charged with a serious traffic offense?
What should I do if I think there has been medical malpractice?
How do I know if I have a claim?
What are Contingency Fees?
How is debt collected?
What is a creditor?
What is a debtor?
What is a plaintiff?
What is a defendant?
What is a judgment?

What is Wrongful Death Litigation?

Wrongful Death cases arise in a number of different contexts, including car accidents, constructions site accidents, and medical malpractice. Wrongful Death is a legal term, which refers to situations when a person dies due to the negligence of another.

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Who can file for Wrongful Death compensation?

This will depend on your state’s statutory language, but generally immediate family members (i.e. spouses, children and parents) can pursue a wrongful death claim (although minors until 18 years of age may require a “guardian ad litem” to represent their interests in court).

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What should I do if I am injured on the job?

First, report the injury to your employer immediately, request medical attention and call your attorney to have your rights explained to you, which will begin the process of having your rights protected for both you and your family.

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What should I do if I am injured in an automobile accident?

First and foremost, do not discuss the accident with the other driver. Do not make any statements about the accident EXCEPT to a Police Officer, your insurance company and your attorney. Obtain medical attention as soon as possible, secure the names and telephone numbers of all witnesses. Call your attorney so he/she can protect the rights of you and your family.

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What should I do if I am fired from my job?

Consult an attorney who can advise you if any of your rights have been violated.

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What should I do if I am charged with a serious traffic offense?

Consult an attorney who can represent you and protect your rights at a hearing.

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What should I do if I think there has been medical malpractice?

First, gather all of the medical records that are related to the treatment. Second, contact your attorney who can have the records reviewed to determine if in fact there has been medical malpractice.

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How do I know if I have a claim?

Whether you are injured, hurt or your property has been damaged, an attorney can evaluate if you have a valid claim. It is important that you meet with an attorney AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because you may legally forego your claim by waiting too long.

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What are Contingency Fees?

A fee charged for a lawyer’s services only if the lawsuit is successful or is favorably settled out of court.

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How is debt collected?

The creditor has the ability to file a lawsuit against the debtor therefore, obtaining a judgment for the amount of the claim in which the debtor is then responsible for said debt in addition to payment of court costs and statutory interest.

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What is a creditor?

A creditor is a party (e.g. person, organization, company, or government) that claims that a second party owes the first party money or some property or service. The first party, in general, has provided some property or service to the second party under the assumption (usually enforced by contract) that the second party will return an equivalent money, property or service. The first party is frequently called a creditor or lender, and the second party is frequently called a debtor or borrower.

The term creditor derives from the notion of credit. In modern America, credit refers to a rating which indicates the ability of a borrower and likelihood to pay back his loan. In earlier times, credit also referred to reputation or trustworthiness.

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What is a debtor?

One who owes an obligation to another especially an obligation to pay monies.

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What is a plaintiff?

The party who brings a civil suit in a court of law.

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What is a defendant?

A defendant is any person who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff in a civil suit or any person who has been named in a criminal complaint and stands accused of violating a criminal statute.

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What is a judgment?

A court’s final determination of the rights and obligations of the parties in a case.

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