How Do I Pick a Real Estate Attorney?

How do I pick a real estate attorney?

Whether you are selling or purchasing a home or business location, you will need a real estate attorney to handle your closing. You may ask yourself: How do I pick a real estate attorney?

There are plenty of real estate attorney’s out there, but how do you pick just one? You should consider two things, cost and trust.

The first factor to consider is cost. You should pick a real estate attorney that you can afford. If a real estate attorney is charging above average fees, ask them why they think their representation is worth the extra money. Similarly, if a real estate attorney is charging below average fees, ask them why. In either situation, the answers might surprise you, and either way, it’ll tell you a little more about the attorney and how they handle difficult questions.

The second factor to consider is the level of trust you have in the real estate attorney. After all, this person is going to be handling hundreds of thousands of dollars on your behalf. They will be organizing and coordinating all of the paperwork regarding the sale or purchase of the real estate. They will be drafting the sales and purchase contract in an effort to protect your interests in the sale or purchase. Finally, they will be your primary point of contact for resolving any issues that arise of the sale of purchase. In essence, your real estate attorney will be the glue holding the entire deal together. You need to be able to trust them to be thorough, diligent, with good attention to detail, and most of all, honest.

You need to make sure that your attorney is right for you. That is why The Law Office of Eugene Glouzgal offers free consultations with no obligation to all our clients. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION WITH NO OBLIGATION by email at Glouzgal@CTAttorney.us or by phone at 203-794-6691.

Should I Speak To An Insurance Adjuster After My Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another can cause a lot of stress. Your vehicle is damaged, perhaps even non-operational. Your body has suffered injuries. You are soar and tired, perhaps even physically unable to work. You want immediate resolution of the issues the liable party caused. At this point, many people consider calling either their own insurance company or the liable party’s insurance company to demand compensation. You need to stop and ask yourself: Should I Speak To An Insurance Adjuster After My Car Accident?

The answer to this question is almost always a resounding NO. An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company and their job is to save the insurance company as much money as possible. They will want you to make a recorded statement, which they hope to later use to somehow limit their liability. They are trained professionals, masters at eliciting information.

The liable party’s insurance adjuster will attempt to elicit information that will downplay your injuries, asking questions such as “how’s it going?” or “how are you”, hoping for replies of “I’m ok” or “Doing alright”. They will put you on the spot by asking why you reacted a certain way and not another way. They will attempt to make you seem like an inattentive driver. In short, they will try to place the blame on you, rather than the individual they insure.

Your insurance company will act similarly. While at first it might seem like your insurance is on your side, this is not always the case. Your insurance company will want to limit any liability for un-insured or under-insured motorist protection, or any other liability they might have under your policy.

Once you have sought medical attention for your car accident related injuries, you need to contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney. You need a trained professional on your side. Let us handle the insurance companies and insurance adjusters so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Contact us today for a no obligation free consultation.

How Much Will a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

If you or a loved is injured in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or some other type of accident due to the fault of another, you will need a personal injury attorney to represent your best interests in seeking compensation from the liable parties. You may ask yourself: How Much Will a Personal Injury Attorney Cost? The short answer is, nothing.

At The Law Office of Eugene Glouzgal, LLC, we offer free consultations with no obligations. Meet with us and allow us to review your case at no cost to you. If you are dissatisfied with our abilities, there is no obligation of having us represent you.

If you do decide to accept our representation of your personal injury claim, we will advance all costs, which will be repaid to us from the recovery, if any. If we are unable to recover compensation for your personal injury case, we cover the fees and you owe us nothing.

We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we take a portion of the recovery as controlled by Connecticut law and outlined in our Contingency Fee Retainer Agreement. If we are unable to recover compensation for your personal injury case, you do not owe us any money for our legal services.

Bottom line, there is no out of pocket expense to you for our representation in a personal injury matter. We take on all the risk, so that you can focus on recovering physically as fast as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Personal Injury Case?

What Does A Personal Injury Attorney Do?

If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident or other type of roadway collision, you will want compensation from the liable party for your damaged property and injured body. You will wonder; How do I go about seeking compensation? Do I need an attorney to handle my personal injury case?

If an injured person attempts to handle their claim on their own, they are at a huge disadvantage. They will be battling against the at fault person’s insurance company, and the insurance company representative will be an insurance adjuster or attorney who is a trained professional. Their job, Monday to Friday, Nine to Five, is to make sure the insurance company pays you as little as possible for your losses and injuries. They take classes, attend seminars and training, and have scripts, systems and computer software at their disposal. The insurance adjuster will use multiple dirty tricks once they know you are not a legal professional:

  • Try to put blame on you;
  • Ask you to make a recorded statement, to use against you later;
  • Ask you questions like “How are you?” to get you to answer “Fine.” or “OK.”;
  • Imply you must settle your bodily injury claim to get your vehicle repaired or replaced;
  • Offer you less on your claim since you may not know the approximate value.

You need to have a professional representing your best interests! Your personal injury attorney can make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you. A personal injury attorney can:

  • Make sure that the insurance company is using the proper comparative negligence law as it relates in Connecticut;
  • Can make statements to the insurance company on your behalf;
  • Can acquire the police accident report;
  • Can compile medical records and bills and present them to the insurance company in the light most favorable to you;
  • Settle your property claim to get your vehicle repaired or replaced;
  • Offer letters of protection to medical providers, stopping collection calls and getting you medical care that could otherwise not be available to you; and
  • Determine an approximate value for your case once you are finished treating.

If you have been injured in a car accident, pedestrian accident or other type of roadway accident, a slip and fall or other injury on some ones property, or in any type of accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, you will want to have a personal injury attorney represent you. The Law Office of Eugene Glouzgal, LLC can make sure you get proper and adequate compensation for you damaged property and injured body. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Do I Do If I Can’t Pay My Accident Related Medical Bills?

Ambulance costs. Emergency Room visits. Hospital stays. Surgery. Long Term Recovery. General Physician visits. Medical Specialists for every part of the body. If you are injured in a car accident or some other type of roadway collision, you will have medical bills that quickly stack up. The more severe your injuries are the longer you will be out of work and the higher the total bills will get. You will start asking yourself, What Do I Do If I Can’t Pay My Accident Related Medical Bills?

The first option is to have your bills submitted to your health insurance company. They should pick up the expenses, but you will have to pay your deductible. It is possible that your health insurance company denies the claims depending on your level of coverage. It may also be necessary for you to see medical specialists such as neurologists or ophthalmologists, either for further treatment or to attain a disability rating. If your health insurance company does not see this as medically necessary, they will not pay for the medical visits.

This is where a personal injury attorney can help you get some peace of mind. If a personal injury attorney accepts your case, they can send a letter of protection to your medical providers. The letter of protection states that when your personal injury claim is resolved, the attorney takes it upon them self to pay the medical provider for services reasonably rendered on injuries sustained in the accident leading to the personal injury claim. The doctor does not have to accept the letter protection, but many do, and your personal injury attorney can help you find medical providers that will accept a letter of protection.

Clients need to keep in mind that the letter of protection is limited in scope to injuries that arose out of the accident leading to the personal injury claim and the services rendered must be reasonable in amount and cost.

The Law Office of Eugene Glouzgal, LLC represents clients injured in personal injury claims and offers our clients letters of protection so that their worries can be alleviated. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, pedestrian accident or any type of road way accident in Connecticut, contact us today.

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Will?

Once you realize that you need a will to dispose of your assets in the way you seem fit, you will ask yourself “Do I need a lawyer for a will?”. You may be considering using an online legal aid website, or even just writing down your wishes yourself. There are two big reasons you need a wills attorney to help write your will: planning and enforceability.

The first reason you need an attorney to help write your will is planning. The attorney can guide you to making a proper and exhaustive list of your property for inclusion in the will. They can counsel you to identifying the list of family members, friends, and organizations that you wish to provide for after your death. Finally, they can assist with decided how you should go about using your assets and property to provide your desired level of support for each individual or institution.

The second reason you need an attorney to help you write a will is enforceability. Connecticut has it’s own precise laws about will enforceability.Missing one of the strict requirements, for example number of witness and even color of signing ink, can make the entire will unenforceable. Further, there are certain things your are forbidden by law from being in your will. Attempting to do certain forbidden things with your property will either get your wishes nullified, or could even make the entire will unenforceable.

If you want to make a thorough and exhaustive plan and be sure that your wishes are honored, you should seek the help of a wills attorney.

Do I Need a Will?

Especially when they become young parents it is common for people to ask, “Do I need a Will?“.

First, you need to understand what happens if you die without a will. If you die without a will, it is called dying intestate. In that case, Connecticut Intestacy statutes take over, which comprise parts of §45a in the Connecticut General Statutes. These Statutes are long and complicated and depending on factors such as marriage status and number of children, the State regulates how your property is distributed. If you have no family and no will, your property escheats, or goes directly to the State of Connecticut.

Having a will lets you control your legacy. For young parents, it is a great way for them to outline a support structure, and even custody arrangements, for their children. For older adults, it is the right way to dispose of a lifetime of property and provide for their loved ones. For those without family, it allows for you to provide for foundations are charities you deem to be deserving. In a will, you can:

  • Stipulate who gets what amount of money
  • Create trusts for the long term support of family members
  • Give personal property to friends and family
  • Provide funding to charities and foundations
  • Set up care procedures for beloved pets
  • Provide for creation of foundations and scholarships
  • Cut people out

While there are some regulations that limit what you can do in your will, the possibilities for disposing of your personal property are plentiful.

 

How much is my personal injury case worth?

A common question asked by those recently injured in accidents is “How much is my personal injury case worth?“. Clients expect a personal injury attorney to use their knowledge and experience to come up with an estimate for them. However, past results do not guarantee future results.

A personal injury attorney can not know how much a personal injury case is worth at the beginning stages of the personal injury process. There are simply too many factors at that point:

  • How long will you be treating?
  • How long will you be out of work?
  • Will your treatment end in full recovery?

Even once your losses are certain, there are factors such as limits on insurance liability and comparative negligence that can make parts of your losses non-recoverable.

You should not pick your attorney by whoever gives you the highest estimate on your injury. You should pick your attorney by their level of ability and your comfort level with them.