What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?

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So You Think You Have a Case?

Most people don’t want to be in a position where they need to start looking for a lawyer and dealing with the paperwork and court hearings that follow. But it happens to all of us. Sometimes the action of others push our hand, but where do you even start? What kind of lawyer do I need? What should I ask a lawyer? What should I expect from my case? Our lawyers can help you start the process the finding the right lawyer for you and get you up and running on your case.

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Every case is different. Just like the block game you had as child, it’s all about matching the right type of case with the right type of lawyer. Most lawyers specialize in only a few types of law and stick with them. This can be confusing for most clients. Trying to figure out which hole the square peg will fit into can be complicated if your not sure what a square is. Our goal is try and take that confusion out for you in this guide.

This law firm, Dyer, Garofalo, Mann, & Schultz, specializes in something called Personal Injury. This sounds quite broad to most clients and can be confusing because some firms may only focus on a few types of cases within that category.

Personal Injury for us generally means cases that have caused a physical injury to the client. This includes Auto Accidents (i.e. boat, truck, motorcycle, ATV, etc), Defective Products (i.e. dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, products, etc.), and Medical Malpractice. We also handle a few other types of law. Workers’ Compensation, Employment Law, and Social Security Disability also fall under our wheelhouse.

So What Kind of Lawyer do I Need?

Finding the right lawyer for you starts with not just knowing what kind of case you have but what kind of lawyer will handle that case, and what law firm has lawyers have those kinds of lawyers. There is a lot of questions there and going in with a firm grasp of what you need will save you a lot of time. So let’s start with an overview of what kind of lawyers are out there.

What Kind of Personal Injury Lawyer Do I Need?

Like we discussed previously there are many types of personal injury lawyers out there that handle various categories.

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The most prevalent type of case is auto accident. Auto accidents happen all the time and finding a lawyer that handles auto accident cases is extremely easy due to it’s prevalence and how quickly these types of cases go over in court. Generally, cases of this nature pull in larger settlements especially if it were a truck accident.

Defective Products is the second most common type of case that a personal injury lawyer will see. There are three distinctive types of cases under this category though. The most common and the easiest of the three to resolve is one involving a product that is neither a medical device or prescription drug. Though cases of this nature tend to equal a mass tort. Mass torts are cases where there are a lot of people affected and they all come together for one large lawsuit (e.g. “Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Mesothelioma after Asbestos exposure”)

Medical malpractice law tends to be the most complicated. Once it’s done and over with there tends to be a larger compensation than most cases. On the down side though, they tend to take a very long time and most hospital tend to have some good lawyers on hand to defend their case.

Not all cases are personal injury however. Sometimes you have something terrible go wrong at work and need a lawyer, or maybe you are just trying to file for a divorce.

Employment lawyers just like the name implies handle cases related to employment. If you are dealing with harassment or a wrongful termination this is who you would go to, to pursue a case against your employer. What you might not know is that if you are being made to work through your lunch breaks you have a case with an employment lawyer. If you are being made to work overtime, even if you are a salaried worker, that you may have a case with an employment lawyer. And if you are fired for speaking out against a bad workplace situation that you may have a case with an employment lawyer.

Workers Compensation lawyers handle cases where a worker is injured on the job. Social Security Disability Lawyers handle cases were you are looking for help applying for disability benefits.


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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need After a Car Accident?

The most prevalent type of case is auto accident. Auto accidents happen all the time and finding a lawyer that handles auto accident cases is extremely easy due to it’s prevalence and how quickly these types of cases go over in court. Generally, cases of this nature pull in larger settlements especially if it were a truck accident.

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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need When a Product Malfunctions and Hurts Me?

Defective Products is the second most common type of case that a personal injury lawyer will see. There are three distinctive types of cases under this category though. The most common and the easiest of the three to resolve is one involving a product that is neither a medical device or prescription drug. Though cases of this nature tend to equal a mass tort. Mass torts are cases where there are a lot of people affected and they all come together for one large lawsuit (e.g. “Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Mesothelioma after Asbestos exposure”)

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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need If I’m Hurt by a Doctor?

Medical malpractice law tends to be the most complicated. Once it’s done and over with there tends to be a larger compensation than most cases. On the down side though, they tend to take a very long time and most hospital tend to have some good lawyers on hand to defend their case.

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What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need If I Lose My Job or If Something Illegal Happens at Work?

Employment lawyers just like the name implies handle cases related to employment. If you are dealing with harassment or a wrongful termination this is who you would go to, to pursue a case against your employer. What you might not know is that if you are being made to work through your lunch breaks you have a case with an employment lawyer. If you are being made to work overtime, even if you are a salaried worker, that you may have a case with an employment lawyer. And if you are fired for speaking out against a bad workplace situation that you may have a case with an employment lawyer.

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