Ms. Gallant had a personal injury case. The value was $20,000. Perhaps this was because of the liability limits coverage by an automotive insurance company. Gallant hired Attorney Joseph Cariglia, of Worcester, to represent her. At some point Gallant discharged Cariglia and hired another attorney. That second attorney settled the case for Gallant. Read more
A Guest Post from our friend Deborah Nelson at Nelson Boyd, PLLC
Although we would like to be able to help everyone who contacts us, unfortunately, we just can’t. The following are several reasons why an attorney may not be able to help you and suggestions for how to avoid having an attorney turn down your case: Read more
No. It’s not allowed. That’s the rule. But, of course, there are exceptions. If you have a serious personal injury case and need monies to live, the best way may be to find a law suit lender. We have written about law suit lenders because we worry about our clients being taken advantage by them. Read more
Many victims of personal injury are in need of monies to help run their lives while they miss work, and their medical bills start piling up. While an experienced and effective personal injury attorney will get them the best settlement or judgment that takes time. Even the best cases, with what seems like sure victory, it can take years.
What can you do in the mean time? One answer is to take loans from third parties who specialize in financing lawsuits. This can be legal. However, there are many pitfalls as well. Read more
Boston personal injury attorney Neil Burns was cited in the National Lawyers Guild’s monthly newsletter this December for his work on the Board of the Lawyer Referral Service. The referral service, a project of the NLG, has a mission of referring low and moderate income clients to attorneys in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Burns’ office regularly accepts Massachusetts bankruptcy clients and Boston personal injury clients through the Lawyer Referral Service.
Once again, I thank my colleagues who have honored me with the nomination as a 2010 Massachusetts Superlawyer. Frankly, it is the lawyers that nominated me that are the super ones! The only path to this honor is first, and foremost, utmost attention to aggressively and zealously representing our clients interests.
Boston University was the site of a lecture recently given by Massachusetts car accident and personal injury attorney Thiadora Pina. The event was dubbed Legal Spotlight, and included Boston University undergraduate students interested in attending law school and learning more about Boston personal injury law. The event was organized by the Cape Verdean Student Association and the Diversity in Law Association, two undergraduate organizations that are part of Boston University.
Boston Cape Verdean Attorney Thiadora Pina, an associate at the Law Office of Neil Burns, is pleased to announce her appointment to the board of the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, a non-profit community based organization, whose mission is to provide education, health, civic, social and human services to Cape Verdeans residing in the greater Brockton, Massachusetts area.
If you file a legal malpractice claim in Massachusetts, beware that what you think may be attorney client privileged communications, may not be privileged at all! In a recent Boston legal malpractice case, a technical motion regarding what was “discoverable” resulted in a huge loss of privacy and attorney client privilege for the client.