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Top 5 Questions About Hiring a Lawyer
"How can I find unbiased information about the best attorneys in Virginia for my case?"
There are hundreds of so-called "Top Lawyer" sites on the internet, each proclaiming to tell you about the very best lawyers in Virginia. Here's the deal: some only require a credit card to be listed. Here are the best places to go for information about the top attorneys in Virginia.
"Do I even need a lawyer for my case?" The answer may SURPRISE you.
Often you do, but not always. You've got a case as far as you're concerned, but the next big question is "Do I need an attorney?". This is one of the top questions we get and here's the answer. (Most attorneys wouldn't tell you something like this!)
"What Happens if a non-attorney approaches me on behalf of an attorney?"
Run! This is highly unethical, and illegal in most states. Think about this: if your lawyer has to hire somebody to chase you down at a hospital after you've been in an automobile accident to say, "Hire him," what kind of a lawyer is that? What kind of quality service is he delivering?
"How Can I Find an experienced, Board-Certified attorney in Virginia?"
There are 19 attorneys in Virginia who are board certified in civil litigation. Here's where you can go to find a listing of them.
"My Attorney Wants to Charge Me 40% of My Settlement in a Car Accident Case, Is That Fair?"
We think it's crazy to charge 40% to settle a car accident case. (Some firms then add a "file processing fee" on top of that) Here at BenGlassLaw, we have a graduated system where we charge as little as 25% up to 90 days prior to trial. Even within the 90 day window, we still only charge 33% (in the majority of cases). Medical malpractice and disability cases are different. Here is some more information and a short video about Virginia contingency fees.
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Accident and malpractice victims are beginning to realize that it's ridiculous to think that insurance companies, especially in tough economic times, are going to treat you fairly on their own. Its also not true that all lawyers are the same or that "call us quick, no fee if no recovery" is a good reason to choose an attorney.
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Warning: The Insurance Company's Immediate Goal
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Information you should know: How the Insurance Companies Use Their Money to Change Your World
You've seen it in the news and you've seen it in your paychecks. Not only are insurance companies increasing their premiums and deductibles while shrinking their liability coverage, they're also expending vast sums of money to tilt the scales of law and justice in their favor. Insurance companies are spending millions of dollars to save many more millions by curbing the legal ability of medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance victims to recover fair and just compensation in a court of law.
Insurance companies have already made substantial "progress" in influencing the legal system. In Virginia, for instance, insurance companies have made certain that the maximum recovery for a malpractice victim, no matter how severe his condition, is "capped". Many victims of medical malpractice may never be able to work again and may face ongoing medical bills that have spiraled into many millions of dollars, yet the law arbitrarily limits medical malpractice awards.
In addition to constantly working to set tighter limits on verdicts in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, insurance companies make sure that the legal processes involved in these cases are lengthy, intrusive and as costly as possible for you. Insurance companies have no qualms about denying responsibility in even the most outrageous cases that often result in lifelong pain, suffering and loss for the victim and their family. Insurance companies hope that by making the process difficult, you will decide to not pursue your claim. They also hope that you will not find a competent, experienced, trial attorney to handle your claim.