We Handle Every Type of Accident Claim With the Same Compassion and Dedication
While we have handled numerous car, truck and motorcycle accident cases, our practice also consists of contingent-fee personal injury claims, including: medical malpractice, injuries from defective products, slips and falls, dog bites, improper premises security, and other injury-related claims.
We Are Both Knowledgeable and Experienced
We know the laws and the best method to obtain the maximum recovery for you. Like any type of accident, the key is to act quickly to obtain legal counsel. We will help preserve evidence, notify the correct insurers and coordinate statements only when a statement is legally required. Call us so we can evaluate your vehicle accident claim.
We Have Answers to Your Questions
We know how to maximize your recovery. Who will pay medical bills? Who will pay to repair my vehicle? What medical provider should I see, will the bills be covered? Do I have to give a statement to the insurance company? These are just some of the questions that arise after a vehicle accident.
Wide Range of Vehicle Types
Typically, people think vehicle accidents involve only automobiles, motorcycles or trucks. The truth is, vehicles accidents can involve boats, airplanes, go-carts, golf carts, forklifts, and just about any type of machine that has a motor. We have handled nearly every imaginable type of vehicle accident.
A Cohen Law Offices Must-Read: What to Look for When Choosing an Attorney
There are a number of factors that affect your choice of a lawyer. If the claim is not a contingent fee accident claim, how much can you afford and how expensive is the lawyer? Does the lawyer handle cases in your area? Does the lawyer handle your type of case? Aside from these factors, there are three qualities that you should look for in a lawyer.
Ethics: A Good Lawyer Is an Ethical Lawyer
An ethical lawyer is a better lawyer. Long-established rules of ethics govern the legal profession. These rules include rules that require lawyers to be truthful with the court, to avoid misuse of client funds and avoid filing frivolous claims.
Diligence: A Good Lawyer is a Hard Worker
Effort will not guarantee a favorable result but lack of effort will guarantee failure. To be a hard worker a lawyer must keep appointments, follow through with promises and meet deadlines as promised. A lawyer does not need to work long hours to be hard worker. If the lawyer comes recommended by family or friends, ask about that lawyer's work ethic.
Experience: Good Lawyers Are Experienced, Not Undefeated
Good lawyers win more than they lose, but they do lose. Be wary of any attorney who claims they never lost a case. If they are telling the truth, they have either tried too few cases or they only go to trial on the easiest cases, abandoning the tougher claims.
A Cohen Law Offices Must-Read: What to Know When Providing Testimony
At some point in time during your life, you will likely be asked to give a statement under oath. What is a statement under oath? It is a statement where you agree beforehand to swear or affirm under the penalty of perjury to tell the truth to the best of your knowledge and ability.
How It Works
Typically, such a statement is recorded in some fashion, either by audiotape, videotape or by a court stenographer. A statement under oath can be testimony at trial in a Court case, but it occurs in many other settings.
Types of Statements
If you make a claim for property damage to your house after a storm, your insurance company may require you to give a statement under oath about the damages. In that setting, the statement is usually referred to as an Examination Under Oath.
Appearing as a Witness
If you are a witness for legal matter, you may be asked for a sworn statement about what you know. Sometimes the sworn statement is done informally, an oath is taken and your statement recorded. Other times, the sworn statement may be a deposition where you are asked to appear and answer questions with attorneys present and a court stenographer present.
A Cohen Law Offices Must-Read: What to Know When Testifying in a Deposition
What is a deposition? A deposition is a question-and-answer session done under oath while a court reporter types down your answers. When the deposition is complete, the court reporter prepares a transcript, which is a word-for-word, typed-out book of everything said during the deposition.
How The Process Begins
Civil cases, criminal cases, family law cases, and almost all other types of court cases have depositions. A deposition usually starts with a notice (if you are a party in the case) or a subpoena (when you are not a party in the case). The notice or subpoena will require you to appear at a certain date, time and location.
What Exactly is a Depo?
A deposition is a court proceeding, but there is usually no judge present. A deposition may take place in an informal setting, such as a lawyer's office. Do not be fooled, a deposition is a formal court proceeding and it is important.
Who Will Be There?
Typically, the people who attend a deposition are the lawyers, the court reporter, sometimes a videographer, and the person being deposed. If the deposition will be videotaped, the notice for the deposition must say that it will be by videotape. A subpoena that requires you to bring certain documents is called a deposition duces tecum.
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