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Entertainment law, also referred to as media law is legal services provided to the entertainment industry. These services in entertainment law overlap with intellectual property law
We help individuals and businesses get relief from overwhelming debt through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
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Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person bringing the suit, or “plaintiff,” has suffered harm to his or her body or mind.
345 West Broad Avenue Suite 102
Albany, GA 31702
P.O. Box 1843
Albany, GA 31702
Atlanta GA Office
1800 Peachtree Street Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30309
P.O. Box 550244
Atlanta, GA 30355
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Our fees are based on the service that we provide. Book a consultation.
Do I need a Lawyer?
This depends on the significance of your case and its complexity. If you are pursuing a claim after a minor car accident, and liability is clear, you might be able to work out a favorable settlement without hiring a lawyer. If you are fighting for custody of your children, you might want to hire a lawyer to make sure that you preserve your relationship with them. Or if you are suing a company based on a defective product that injured you, you might want to hire an attorney who understands the technical aspects of these cases and can hire an appropriate expert. If you want to hire a lawyer, but your only concern is that you cannot afford the cost, you can contact local legal aid organizations or the state bar association to see whether you can find free legal assistance.
What can a lawyer do for me?
A lawyer can conduct legal research on your behalf and help prepare your case for trial if needed. This may involve collecting evidence, retaining witnesses, writing briefs, and arguing for you before a judge. If they are assisting you with a transaction, they can help you negotiate the deal in a way that protects your interests. Your lawyer should advise you on your rights and obligations, communicate with you clearly and promptly, and meet appropriate ethical standards. In addition to representing you zealously, they must follow applicable rules of court and respect judges and adversaries.
Most lawyers in the U.S. follow the client-centered model of representation, which means that the client has control over most or all of the major decisions in their case. The lawyer will devise strategies for reaching the client’s goals, but they cannot substitute their goals for those of the client. An example might be a personal injury case in which the attorney wants to settle, but the client wants to go to trial. Even if the attorney thinks that taking a settlement would be smarter, they cannot do this against the client’s wishes if the client rejects their suggestion.
What should I expect from a lawyer?
Your lawyer should promptly and courteously respond to phone calls, emails, and other communications. They should be able to give you a general overview of your case, including its current status as well as the likely next steps and any challenges that may arise. While a lawyer does not come with a guarantee of excellence, they should not make egregious errors that a reasonable lawyer in their position would not make. (You can sue for malpractice if this happens.) Lawyers have certain basic ethical obligations under the rules of their state bar, such as keeping client information confidential, avoiding conflicts of interest, refraining from self-dealing, and providing zealous advocacy. Also, a lawyer should be able to clearly explain how their fees will be calculated and provide you with a written fee agreement upon request. They cannot change a fee agreement without getting the client’s consent.
How do I find a lawyer who will work on a contingency fee?
Lawyers often work on a contingency fee when they handle personal injury cases, employment discrimination and harassment cases, and other cases that may lead to a substantial settlement or verdict. If you are pursuing one of these cases, you should be able to easily find a lawyer with this type of fee structure. You can get referrals from friends and family members, consult the state bar and online referral networks, or simply search online for a lawyer in your area. When you meet an attorney who will be handling your case on a contingency fee, you should ask them about the value of your case, your probability of success, and the percentage that will constitute their fee. Be aware that you will receive only general estimates regarding the value of your case and its prospects, since a lawyer cannot promise specific outcomes.