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When a person or family is struck by the tragedy of a death or serious personal injury, they want a personal injury attorney who will handle the case personally from start to finish, a personal injury attorney who will listen to them, a personal injury attorney who will take their problems seriously and a personal injury attorney who will deal with their concerns in a sensitive and professional manner. Personal injury clients have the absolute right to be kept fully informed of their options in personal injury representation and the consequences of each decision they make as well as the progress of their case every step of the way. Baltimore attorney Marc Atas is committed to fulfilling these obligations to you.

Nothing is worse than being injured through no fault of your own, due to someone else’s negligence. Whether you have slipped, tripped, or fallen, been hurt by a defective product or been harmed by some other form of negligence, you deserve to have your side represented with competence and care.

Ultimately, in a personal injury case, the most important result is how much money was my attorney able to deliver as part of a settlement or jury verdict. You need an attorney who not only asks for large amounts of money, but also knows how to deliver a huge verdict or settlement.

Who you hire as your attorney is just as important as the case itself. If you hire an inexperienced lawyer, who is not willing to go to war for you, and who is intimidated by the high price lawyers the insurance companies hire, then you will be disappointed with your result. If you hire the Law Office of Marc Atas and Associates then, you will not be disappointed.

If you have been hurt through no fault of your own, contact the Law office of Marc Atas and Associates for a consultation with a personal injury attorney today!

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Top 10 Questions For Your Attorney

Let’s be honest: no one likes hiring a lawyer. It is considered by many to be a distasteful necessity of life. Contrary to popular belief, not all lawyers are the same. Asking these questions will help you select the right lawyer and, in the long run, save you a lot of aggravation and grief.

The questions below are from an October 1997 article in the Sacramento Business Journal and were designed to help you select the right lawyer and make your job easier.

  • What type of experience do you have?

    Although it’s nice to tell your friends and neighbors that your lawyer graduated No. 1 in his or her class from Harvard Law School, it will not be comforting when you are in court for the first time and you find out it’s the lawyer’s first time too!

    Obviously, it is important that the lawyer has passed the state bar exam and is properly licensed. However, there is no substitute for experience. Ask the lawyer how many similar cases he or she has handled. How long ago? What was the outcome? Get the specific details. If the lawyer doesn’t have experience, what will he or she do to get it? Is the lawyer willing to work with another experienced lawyer and learn? see attached article on how to choose an attorney

  • What is your specialty?

    Some lawyers limit their practice to a certain area, which is becoming more common because of all the rapid changes in laws. Determine if the lawyer specializes in the type of case you have. Furthermore, the state bar certifies lawyers in certain limited areas (i.e. family law, tax, and workers’ compensation). Determine from the lawyer whether a certification for your particular area of interest exists and whether the lawyer is certified.

  • What will it cost?

    One of the most common disputes between lawyers and clients involves fees. The main reason: poor communication. Ask, up front, what it will cost to handle your case.

    Get into the specific details. Ask if your first visit is free. Determine whether you will be billed for telephone conversations with the lawyer. Although it may be difficult for an attorney to predict exactly what the fee will be, an experienced lawyer should be able to give you an estimate or range.

    Ask about the billing policies. Will you pay an hourly fee, a fixed fee or a contingency fee? Ask about costs (i.e. filing fees, experts, court reporters, etc.), who will pay them and when. Also ask about whether the lawyer charges for copies, faxes, postage and long-distance telephone calls. If so, how much? If your matter will exceed $1,000, the lawyer’s fee agreement must be in writing. Make sure you carefully read the fee agreement before signing.

    Fees in a personal injury case.

  • What references can you provide?

    These include references from other lawyers, judges and especially clients. Past or present clients have valuable insight and knowledge about the lawyer and his services. Ask for client references and call them.

  • What is the policy on returning phone calls?

    Lawyers not returning calls on a timely basis is another complaint of disgruntled clients. Ask how quickly you can expect a return telephone call.

  • How long will my matter take to reach a conclusion?

    Ask about the process and how long each stage will take.

  • Will I be regularly updated?

    Another complaint from unhappy clients is that after retaining the lawyer, they never hear from him or her again except when they receive a bill. Ask whether you will receive copies of documents generated or received by the lawyer. Ask whether you will be advised of contacts made by your lawyer.

  • Who will handle my matter?

    If the lawyer works in a firm, determine who will be primarily responsible for your case. It is not unusual or unethical for a senior lawyer to oversee and supervise a junior lawyer handling a case. In fact, if your legal issue involves lengthy research, it may be more economical to have the work done by a junior attorney at a lower billable rate. However, ask so there are no surprises later.

  • Would handling my case involve a potential conflict with another client?

    If a potential conflict exists, you may have to continue looking for another lawyer. If the conflict is not significant, it may be possible to waive the conflict with your full written consent.

  • Do you have malpractice insurance?

    Under rules governing lawyers, the lawyer must advise you in writing whether she or he maintains malpractice insurance.

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