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Q&A: How long is normal for a lawyer to respond to your question?


by taminator

Question by Info Sponge: How long is normal for a lawyer to respond to your question?
I am in a case based on contingency.
My original lawyer was fab and I slept well at night knowing that he was taking care of things.
He left the company and started his own firm.
The office seems overwhelmed since he left. I can go months without any correspondance, and all correspondance is based on me asking.
At first I gave them the benefit of the doubt and assumed the whole time that they were working on my case, but when I beg for an update I pretty much realize that nothing has happened.
I had to remind them five weeks ago that the statute of limitations was coming up. They filed for an extension.
I haven’t spoken to my “offical lawyer” for over a year. The three times I’ve asked for a conferance call, all-of-a-sudden my lawyer has been changed.
It’s too late and expensive to change firms at this point. It’s hard to get out of a contingency agreement (40%). They are actually a good firm but understaffed. They keep telling me that they can’t respond because they will be travelling for court.
Because of the time frame, I’ve had to take the bull by the horns and do my own research, hire my own para-legal, do my own asset search, research medical journals, secure witnesses, and so on.
I’m not interested in harrassing them, I’m only interested in settling my case as fast and as efficiently as possible.

Considering that we have only 9 weeks to file suit: The last email they sent me was three weeks ago. It was to say that they will be in trial on another case.
I’ve sent an email about every ten days asking to arrange a conferance call and asking if they have the lab results to send me. I’ve only been able to speak to them on the phone once in 12 months. It’s been three weeks since an email reply.
I’ve never been in a civil case before (hopefully will never have to again).
Is this normal or am I being too polite slash screwed?

Best answer:

Answer by jsmack19
Go to their office. Correspondence should be returned within 48 hours.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - March 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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Long Island Attorney Appointed to Trial Lawyer Academy’s Board of Directors

Long Island Attorney Appointed to Trial Lawyer Academy’s Board of Directors












East Meadow, NY (Vocus) July 7, 2010

The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers has recently made a new addition to its Board of Directors. The organization has appointed Neal Goldstein, an experienced and well respected personal injury attorney, to serve among the organization’s leaders.

Mr. Goldstein, a partner at the Goldstein and Bashner firm, has represented accident victims across the New York and Long Island areas for over 20 years. As Mr. Goldstein joins the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, he will become a member of an organization that is deeply devoted to protecting and strengthening our civil justice system. In order to do so, the organization relies on a diverse membership, with members ranging from attorneys and paralegals, to tenured law professors. Mr. Goldstein helps to bring the organization an important presence. Michelle Stern, the Executive Director of the organization, states “The Academy is thrilled to welcome Neal Goldstein to its Board of Directors. Mr. Goldstein has been an actively involved member and will bring his expertise and insight to this new leadership role. I look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Goldstein’s East Meadow based firm’s practice areas include car accidents, hazardous work conditions, and premise liability. In response to being invited to join the Board of Directors, Mr. Goldstein stated, “it was an honor,” and added, “I normally don’t get involved in legal organizations passed the member level, however, I felt that that this was a unique opportunity to have an integral role in an organization that truly is helping to rebuild the image of our profession.” Mr. Goldstein further praised the academy’s public outreach, adding that “at a time when insurance companies continue in their attempt to erode the rights of individuals, it is important for the public to know fact from fiction. The academy effectively helps people to do so.” Mr. Goldstein looks forward to helping to strengthen the organization and has already begun to recruit fellow legal professionals to join.

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Deadly New York Fuel Truck Explosion Closes the Long Island Expressway and Draws the Attention of Personal Injury Lawyer, David Perecman



New York, NY (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

In an unfortunate accident spectacular enough to make the national news, a fuel truck flipped and exploded on New York’s Long Island Expressway. Approximately 200 feet of road melted in the fire. The intense heat also melted the supports for a giant road sign, which collapsed across all 8 lanes, alerting New York injury lawyers.

The 57-year-old driver, a Brooklyn resident, was killed in the accident which occurred on Saturday.

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman is quick to point out that this accident is as tragic as the many “unknown” accidents that happen every day.

“Approximately every 10 seconds of every day, lives are forever changed throughout the nation due to vehicular accidents,” said Perecman.

Auto accidents happen so frequently, the majority of them aren’t even newsworthy. However, friends and families of any accident victims can be left overwhelmed and in indescribable pain.

‘It’s the job of any New York personal injury lawyer to get spectacular claim for injury and loss suffered whether there are cameras on the scene or not,” said Perecman.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, auto accident, construction accident, and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a million verdict* for a construction accident, a .35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.

*later settled while on appeal for .940 million

**later settled for .5 million

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“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - February 18, 2011 at 4:18 am

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did you hear about the lawyer and the farmer? it’s a long joke….?

Question by duhman: did you hear about the lawyer and the farmer? it’s a long joke….?
a NY lawyer went duck hunting in rural texas. he shot and dropped a bird, but it fell just on the other side of the fence.
as the lawyer climbed over the fence, an old farmer drove up on his tractor and said he was tresspassing. the lawyer said “i shot this duck and i just need to retrieve it.”
the farmer said, “nope, i won’t allow you on my property”
lawyer: “i’m a great trial lawyer and if you don’t let me get my property i will sue you for all you’re worth”
farmer: “you don’t know how we do things in texas. we settle small disputes like this with the texas 3 kick rule”
lawyer: “what’s that?”
farmer: “1st i kick you 3 times, then you kick me 3 times, etc. back and forth till one of us gives up”
the lawyer thought he can beat the old geezer so he agreed.
the farmer plants a toe of his heavy work boot smack to the lawyers groin, 2nd kick to his head, and 3rd kick to his kidney.
the lawyer managed to get to his feet finally saying, “ok you old coot, now it’s my turn”
farmer smiled and said: “naw, i give up, you can have the duck!”

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9 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

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Garden City Personal Injury Lawyer Long Island Accidents on Playgrounds Attorney New York

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - February 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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I have a personal injury lawsuit pending. How long before its settled?

Question by baploop1: I have a personal injury lawsuit pending. How long before its settled?
My lawyer contacted me today saying that he is sending a “demand” letter for $ 100,000 . What exactly does that mean and what can I expect to happen now? A lady, who was leaving a service station, hit me on my bike. My bike was totalled, I was rushed to the hospital, received several stitches to the forehead, and had 2 blackeyes, cuts, bruises, aches, and pains. I have developed severe arthritis to my foot plus my psychiatrist indicates that my depression has increased significantly. How much longer will this go on, and will I actually be awarded some money? It hasn’t been easy for me as I lost my fiance to COPD in December? My lawyer isn’t an easy one to get answers from. I’ve never sued anyone before and I don’t know what to expect.

Best answer:

Answer by wizard
it may take years and on the end the only people gaining will be
the lawyers

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

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