Legal Advice needed

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-23-16, 08:42 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mid South USA
Posts: 76
Legal Advice needed

First, the backstory. My SIL was walking down the street and was hit by a car. Much hospitalization, and court proceedings, and he was awarded a nice settlement.

At this point in time, the settlement is nearly 2 years past due. The insurance company is dragging their feet and the courts won't do anything because (and here is where the advice will come in) the original lawyer has dropped off the face of the earth and the idea is that neither the courts nor the insurance company will do a thing without legal representation. Add to this the fact that they don't have a spare dollar for any kind of retainer.

What can they do?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-23-16, 09:00 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,497
There is a settlement in place, signed and filed and everything? If so, it sounds like it's time to hire a collection attorney.
 
  #3  
Old 02-23-16, 11:04 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mid South USA
Posts: 76
This is the problem, there is no money for hiring another lawyer. Most want a retainer. Would a lawyer work pro-bono or perhaps with the idea of getting their fees at the end, out of the paid settlement?
 
  #4  
Old 02-23-16, 11:07 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,039
There are lawyers that will wait for the payment so that might be an option. Many give the first consultation free so it wouldn't hurt to call a firm or two and ask. Let them know upfront what is going on.
 
  #5  
Old 02-23-16, 11:11 AM
pugsl's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 7,645
Call several lawyer's and ask them. Try to get referrals first.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'