Nick wants not only his clients, but also the public, to know basic information about personal injury/medical malpractice cases. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions:
- Do I have to pay money up front?
- Do I have a personal injury or medical malpractice case? How do I know?
- How long does it take to settle a personal injury/medical malpractice case?
- How much money will I receive when my case is over?
- May I just call and ask questions?
- What types of law do you practice?
- Will I talk to Nick personally?
- How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?
- Should I see the doctor before I come in?
- What should I do immediately following an accident?
- I don’t have insurance and I need to have an MRI – What do I do?
- Will I have to go to court?
- What should I look for in a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney?
In personal injury and medical malpractice cases, the Law Office of Nick Stein does not charge for the initial interview. Legal fees for these types of cases are based upon successful completion of your case. In other words, we do not get paid unless we are able to recover money damages for you.
Every situation is different and the only way to know whether you have a case is to speak with an attorney. Don’t discuss your case with anyone before contacting an attorney because what you say may be used against you as a legal admission. We invite you to call us for a no-cost consultation. Or you can e-mail your question to us, by clicking here.
Again, each situation is unique. Unfortunately we cannot tell our clients how soon their cases will be concluded. However, the attorneys and staff at the Law Office of Nick Stein keep clients informed as their cases progress. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns that a client may have. A simple case can be settled in 3 to 6 weeks time. More complex cases can take years to settle. Not all cases are settled out of court and a trial is always a possibility.
Because each case has different facts, there is no way to estimate the value of a case without talking to an individual and gathering information. After talking with you one-on-one, we will be better able to estimate the worth of your case.
Of course. The Law Office of Nick Stein employs a well-trained, friendly staff who can help answer most questions.
The Law Office of Nick Stein focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice law, but we also offer assistance in other legal areas. Call us at 1-800-948-6002 to ask whether we can provide the legal service you need.
Yes. We also have a team assigned to help your case progress more quickly and to answer questions or provide information when Nick is not available.
Time limitations vary depending upon many factors, including the type of case, the age of the victim, the identity of the defendant, etc. If you think you have a personal injury, medical malpractice, or other type of case, contact an attorney immediately. Nick invites you to call him at 1-800-948-6002 for a free consultation.
If you have suffered an injury, seek competent medical care immediately. If you are hospitalized or home-bound and wish to speak to an attorney, Nick invites you to call him at 1-800-948-6002. The Law Office of Nick Stein can accommodate most scheduling requests.
If you are injured, seek competent medical treatment immediately. At the scene of the accident, it is important to collect as much information as possible, including:
- names and addresses of drivers, driver's licenses
- names and addresses of passengers
- names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses
- names and addresses of registered owners of the vehicles
- names of insurance companies and policy numbers
- location of the accident
- how the accident occurred
- whether any of the drivers seemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- damage to vehicles
- names of police officers that responded to the scene
- whether anyone claimed responsibility for the accident
If you have a personal injury or medical malpractice case, hopefully the medical service provider will allow you to sign a lien letter stating that the MRI service will be paid, pending the successful outcome of your case.
Maybe. Most cases are negotiated and settled out of court, but sometimes it is to your advantage to go to court. If you choose to hire us, we will explain the risks and benefits of settling versus going to court. We will try to answer any questions you may have. In the end, however, you make the final call.
A good personal injury/medical malpractice attorney should have experience in the field. He or she should be familiar with the law and with commonly suffered injuries, have a friendly, approachable staff, and be able to answer your questions immediately or after some preliminary research.
When deciding whether to hire an attorney, it may help to ask him or her the following questions:
- Have you ever conducted a jury trial? How many? How often do you win?
- Have you argued cases before the appellate courts?
- Are you a member of the attorney bar association in my state or the state where the accident happened?
- What can you tell me about your biggest cases?
- What is your reputation in the community?
- (In the case of a recently graduated attorney) Were you successful in law school?
Trust and Comfort Level
Perhaps the most important factor to consider is whether you feel comfortable trusting the attorney with your problems. You should feel comfortable talking with the attorney and his or her staff and should know who is working on your case.
If you are injured and/or in need of legal services, Nick Stein invites you to contact him and his staff. You may come in for a consultation or send us an E-mail to see if the Law Office of Nick Stein is the right fit for you.