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When Your Personal Injury Attorney Doesn’t Meet Your Needs

Friday, April 17th, 2015

If ever you watch your local television stations, you can rest assured there will be quite a few TV attorney commercials that list a myriad of reasons to give them a call because somebody may owe you some money and they’ll be happy to make sure you get it. Now, in times of crisis, when an event occurs that may call for you to hire a personal injury attorney, chances are you may call the first attorney whose jingle and easily remembered phone number comes to mind as a method of convenience alone. Here’s the rub – in a lot of cases those commercial lawyers have several offices scattered across the state or states in which they are licensed and he or she cannot be in more than one place at one time. This will leave you, the injured party, dealing with paralegals from the office closest to you. You may never meet the guy you see on TV who promises you unmatched personal care and attention with your case. It may take days or weeks to get a return phone call and ultimately, you may not get the settlement you deserve when it’s all said and done. While firing your attorney mid-case is an option, it’s, difficult, time consuming and you may end up coming out of your pocket for attorney fees! So here’s how you prevent this from happening – shop around! And here are a few things you should consider when doing your research!
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Listening – a personal injury attorney must be able to take the time to listen to your interpretation of what happened, how it’s affected you and, most importantly, your expectations of him or her throughout the duration of your case. There’s nothing worse than reaching out to a third party for legal assistance and guidance only to be treated as a blank check. Regardless of how major or minor, your case is important and you deserve to be heard.

Honesty – to piggyback off what was mentioned above, a personal injury attorney should be honest enough to explain there are no guarantees in any legal case  and what expectations may or may not be delivered along with his or her fees and expenses. Do keep in mind, however, personal injury case consultations are typically free of charge. The attorney should also help a potential client understand that settlements and lawsuits take time, however, he/she or a member of the staff will keep you informed of all developments as they progress.

Accessibility – okay, okay. So your attorney is not going call you up and chat about the weather everyday, however, they should be available to address any and all of your questions and concerns in a timely fashion. This is when it helps research your potential law firm’s ratings online to get a feel for what you can expect from the legal team. Not returning phone calls and feeling ignored are one of the most common complaints with personal injury firms. And, by all means, should you use google ratings to aid in your choosing the right personal injury attorney and you have a similar 5-star experience – take a few minutes and leave your 5-star feedback for others!

Size of Law Firm – almost every time you turn on a television and watch your local channels, chances are, after each segment you see the same lawyer promoting his hugely popular law firm, in the same suit, saying the same thing over and over to a point where the catchphrase and phone number are engrained in your brain. While the exposure is quite effective and may be your first choice based off  memory convenience alone, odds are you’ll be dealing with a massive firm employing several attorneys and paralegals shuffling your case around without giving it the exclusive attentions it deserves. Never do you meet with the guy on the TV commercials, you deal with his staff which is quite impersonal and, as a result, worrisome. Smaller firms tend to do a better job at being attentive to all cases from start to finish.

Experience and Reputation – it may be safe to say the number of attorneys far outweigh the number of insurance companies and practitioners within local court systems including opposing law firms. A personal injury lawyer who has built and maintains healthy relationships with key members of the industry could make all the difference in the pace and outcome of your case. You simply cannot go wrong with an attorney whose excellent rapport precedes him/her. And again, by all means, should you use internet ratings to aid in your choosing the right personal injury attorney and you have a similar 5-star experience – take a few minutes and leave your 5-star feedback for others!

Now that we’ve highlighted a few key things to take into consideration, please note that we’ve also listed 5 major reasons why you should call The Law Office of Neil Flit for your personal injury case. We handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves in our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

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Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Greetings Georgia drivers and Happy New Year to you all! So, we’re going to talk straight and cut to chase. Here’s the deal, nobody wants to deal with the hassle of having to hire a personal injury attorney for any reason. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to and every personal dispute would be handled with great care and fairness between all contributing parties in a peaceful manner. Yeah, right! That’s why (since who knows when) there has always been a need for mediators and seekers of justice, also known as, attorneys and lawyers. Now, should you find yourself in the throws of a personal injury case, the first order of business is to hire an attorney who specializes in auto accidents (including those where a drunk driver or truck driver is at fault), property damage, negligence and workers compensation and we’ve put together a list of things to consider when choosing the right personal injury attorney to meet your needs!

1.) Listening – a personal injury attorney must be able to take the time to listen to your interpretation of what happened, how it’s affected you and, most importantly, your expectations of him or her throughout the duration of your case. There’s nothing worse than reaching out to a third party for legal assistance and guidance only to be treated as a blank check. Regardless of how major or minor, your case is important and you deserve to be heard.

2.) Honesty – to piggyback off what was mentioned above, a personal injury attorney should be honest enough to explain here are no guarantees in any legal case  and what expectations may or may not be delivered along with his or her fees and expenses. Do keep in mind, however, personal injury case consultations are typically free of charge. The attorney should also help a potential client understand that settlements and lawsuits take time, however, he/she or a member of the staff will keep you informed of all developments as they progress.

3.) Accessibility – okay, okay. So your attorney is not going call you up and chat about the weather everyday, however, they should be available to address any and all of your questions and concerns in a timely fashion. This is when it helps research your potential law firm’s ratings online to get a feel for what you can expect from the legal team. Not returning phone calls and feeling ignored are one of the most common complaints with personal injury firms. And, by all means, should you use google ratings to aid in your choosing the right personal injury attorney and you have a similar 5-star experience – take a few minutes and leave your 5-star feedback for others!

4.) Size of Law Firm – almost every time you turn on a television and watch your local channels, chances are, after each segment you see the same lawyer promoting his hugely popular law firm, in the same suit, saying the same thing over and over to a point where the catchphrase and phone number are engrained in your brain. While the exposure is quite effective and may be your first choice based off  memory convenience alone, odds are you’ll be dealing with a massive firm employing several attorneys and paralegals shuffling your case around without giving it the exclusive attentions it deserves. Never do you meet with the guy on the TV commercials, you deal with his staff which is quite impersonal and, as a result, worrisome. Smaller firms tend to do a better job at being attentive to all cases from start to finish.

5.)Experience and Reputation – it may be safe to say the number of attorneys far outweigh the number of insurance companies and practitioners within local court systems including opposing law firms. A personal injury lawyer who has built and maintains healthy relationships with key members of the industry could make all the difference in the pace and outcome of your case. You simply cannot go wrong with an attorney whose excellent rapport precedes him/her. And again, by all means, should you use internet ratings to aid in your choosing the right personal injury attorney and you have a similar 5-star experience – take a few minutes and leave your 5-star feedback for others!

Now that we’ve highlighted a few key things to take into consideration, please note that we’ve also listed 5 major reasons why you should call The Law Office of Neil Flit for your personal injury case. We handle each case with maximum care to meet your needs in a time of hardship. With our small team of highly knowledgeable attorneys, we pride ourselves in our ability to guarantee the personal attention necessary to handle your claim in a timely fashion and hold liable parties responsible for their actions to secure the settlement you deserve!

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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a clinical term for a group of symptoms that results from pressure on the wrist’s median nerve. This nerve is essential for the hand’s feeling and proper movement. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually associated with pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the muscles of the hands and fingers. This sometimes severe injury is frequently associated with workplace activities that exert pressure on the wrist or that require prolonged or repetitive activities involving the hands. If you believe that you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome, seek immediate attention from a qualified medical professional.

Work-related personal injuries can severely affect your performance and your income. If you have been hurt on the job in Atlanta, contact a personal injury lawyer today. The Atlanta Law Office of Neil Flit can be reached at (678) 809-7428, and our attorneys offer free consultations to determine if you may be entitled to workers’ compensation for a workplace injury.

What Are the Most Common Injuries Encountered in the Average Workplace?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Suffering a personal injury while on the job can be devastating. Sadly, serious injuries can not only cause physical pain, but can also result in lasting damage to your career prospects and can seriously affect your personal life. Here are some common personal injuries that may occur in the average American workplace.

Sprains and Strains

If you have suffered any kind of injury on the job in Atlanta that requires medical care, you are entitled to compensation for your doctor’s bills, medication costs, and general pain and suffering. While most people consider sprains and strains to be relatively mild injuries, torn ligaments or muscles can be extremely painful and may even require surgery. Sprains and strains together account for 43 percent of the more than one million workplace injuries sustained each year by American employees.

Back Injuries

Sprains and strains may also affect the ankles, wrists, and shoulders, but moderate to severe back injuries alone account for a significant portion of all workplace injuries. Back injuries can range from a strain incurred after lifting a heavy box to chronic pain resulting from consistent overexertion. Manual laborers and drivers are especially at risk for injuries to the trunk or back, and these serious personal injuries account for 36 percent of all missed work days.

Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall is potentially one of the most dangerous personal injuries suffered in the workplace. Most slip and fall incidents that occur while at work are the result of the property owner’s negligence, and common culprits are poor lighting, poor design, badly maintained stairwells, and slippery floors. If you are hurt after tripping or falling, a lawyer can help you determine if your premises operator is financially liable for your injury.

The Atlanta Law Office of Neil Flit is a full-service personal injury firm in Atlanta, and our lawyers have successfully handled auto accident, worker’s compensation, and wrongful death cases. Find out how an Atlanta personal injury attorney can help you if you have been injured on the workplace by calling (678) 809-7428 for a free consultation with our trusted legal team.

Common Workers’ Compensation Claim Mistakes an Atlanta Injury Attorney Can Help You Avoid

Friday, March 15th, 2013

In Georgia, employers with three or more employees are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage that will provide benefits if you are injured or become ill on the job. It is a useful system for many employees, but some claim mistakes can limit your ability to receive compensation for your injuries.  Continue reading to learn about common mistakes and how an Atlanta personal injury attorney can help you avoid them.

Failing to Report an Accident

Georgia law requires you to report your workplace accident to your employer or immediate supervisor no later than 30 days after the accident. If you fail to meet this deadline, you may not be able to claim your benefits. However, requirements may be different if your injury was not discovered until weeks or months after the accident.

Filing a Claim Incorrectly

There is a process in place for filing workers’ compensation claims in Atlanta. A failure to follow this process properly can result in delays to your claim or an outright dismissal that leaves you without any compensation.

Accepting the Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy. This means that if you receive compensation benefits, you will not be entitled to any other damages from your employer. However, if your injury was caused by a third party not employed by your company, you may have a right to sue that third party. This can be extremely complicated, so be sure not to proceed without the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

The best way to avoid these mistakes is to hire an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer who is experienced fighting for the rights of employees. The Atlanta Law Office of Neil Flit has been serving clients in the area for more than 17 years and we can help you avoid complications. We will fight for your right to compensation, so call (678) 809-7428 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

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Friday, March 16th, 2012

How Long Can Workers Comp Last?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

How Long Can Workers Comp Last?

Every day when you wake up you begin your normal routine. You wash your face and brush your teeth and begin to get dressed. Most have a quick bite to eat then rush off to work. No one thinks that when they go to work they will be injured; if they did they probably would not go in that day. It really does not matter what field you work in rather it be blue collar or white collar there are still risk at every job.

If you are injured while on the job you may qualify for workers compensation benefits. Workers comp allows you to be compensated for injuries that you sustained while on the job. Depending on how severe your injuries are you may also receive funds to pay bills and other necessities while you are at home.

The amount of time someone can be out on workers comp really varies from person to person. Because some people only have minor injuries that may require them to miss a week of work, and others have injuries that can be so severe that they cannot return to work for months. Workers compensation programs are regulated by the state so what applies in Georgia may not apply in Tennessee. Your job also will not let you return to work until you have gotten the full medical green light to return to normal duty. Some jobs where the positions are available have light duty work available. This means you will be able to work and still receive your workers comp benefits while you earn your regular pay check.

One thing that people should be aware of is that your job does not have to hold your position for you if you are receiving workers comp benefits. If you are checked out by a doctor and the doctor says that you will be unable to return to your original position then you may be without a job. Some jobs have the ability to switch you into another position but that is at the discretion of the employer. Remember the most important thing is for you to get back to feeling how you did before the accident regardless!

If you or a loved one has a situation similar to this then you should call someone who is experienced in handling cases like these. You should call the Law Office of Neil Flit and let him and his highly trained staff work hard for you on your claim. If you’ve been hurt on the job  Call Neil Flit at 877-373-4878!!!

Keys about a Whiplash Claim

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Keys about a Whiplash Claim

 

Whiplash is one of the most commonly diagnosed injuries in an accident and it is usually never the fault of the person who sustains the injury.  Whiplash can happen to someone with speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. Whiplash is the fast motion of your neck from back to front due to some sort of impact. There are keys you should know pertaining to whiplash.

 

One big thing with whiplash is to know that the pain may not always be immediate. You may not start to feel pain until later that day or maybe a week later. This is why after an accident it is still important to go and get checked out and evaluated. Waiting to get evaluated could really damage any potential claim that you have.

 

Whiplash is a very serious soft tissue injury and has many symptoms that go along with it. The symptoms are as follows:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Feeling in Limbs
  • Nausea
  • Blurred Vision
  • Loss of Balance

 

Some of these symptoms only apply to extreme cases, but as you can see whiplash is no laughing matter. Sometimes people are in accidents and do not connect some of these symptoms to whiplash when they really should.

 

At the Law Office of Neil Flit we have a lot of experience in representing claims like this. We work extremely hard for our clients and make sure that we give them the best service and results in Atlanta. If you or someone you know has been in an Atlanta automobile accident call a Atlanta personal injury attorney. If you’ve been hit call Neil Flit 877-373-4878!!!

Five Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Five Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

 

Personal Injury claims are a part of everyday life and there is not too much we can do about that. Between over crowded streets and cities to the fast pace lives we all have. Personal injuries occur by either someone being negligent, faulty equipment and or unforeseen circumstances. Seek help if you have been injured and know your rights.

 

Road Traffic is the most common type of personal injury. Road are more crowded now then they have ever been so there are more chances for care accidents and driving related injuries.

 

Work Place Injuries are also very common and they usually are caused by negligence. This could be on the side of the company or the employee.

 

Industrial Disease is another cause not as often as road traffic or work place injury but they do happen. Industrial disease is when you have worked an area and been exposed to a chemical or something similar that is now having an affect on your body.

 

Slip N Falls can happen anywhere but usually happen out at stores and malls. Slip N Falls can be tricky and it is important to get an incident report before the scene is left.

 

Fatal Accidents are more common then people like to think. People do no realize how often they happen until they hit home.

 

Hopefully you never have to worry about any of these problems but if you do you should contact a Personal Injury Attorney who will fight very hard for you. Attorney Neil Flit will fight hard to get you the settlement that you deserve. If you’ve been hit call the Law Office of Neil Flit 877-373-4878 now!

Workers Compensation in Georgia

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

When you are hurt on the job in Georgia, you may be eligible to receive medical treatment for your injury and money while you are out of work.

Workers’ Compensation law in Georgia provides money and medical benefits to a worker who has an injury as a result of an accident or injury while they are on-the-job. It is not important who was at fault. So long as you were injured while you were working, you may have the full protection of the law.

Work injuries can be serious and result in devastating consequences for both you and your family. Not only will you have physical damage as a result of your injury, there will also be monetary damage as well. Many times your work injury will result in you not being able to work due to the pain. We can help you get what you deserve.

The Workers’ Compensation system in Georgia is very detailed and it is important to know your rights and what you are and are not able to do. There are regulations regarding your eligibility for disability payments, medical treatment, returning to work after an injury, and other related issues. The Insurance Company’s interest do not always match up with yours and it is important to hire an attorney who will protect your rights and ensure that you get all the help that the system provides you. If you have been injured on the job, or injured due to the negligence of another, The Law Office of Neil Flit can help! Contact the firm for a free case evaluation and retain the help you deserve right away.