In a lawsuit, a lot of terms are thrown around that you might not know as a non-lawyer. You shouldn’t be outside the loop just because you don’t know the terminology being used in your case. To help you understand more of what’s going on, here are some essential terms to know when filing a lawsuit.
In most situations, a personal injury case cannot be reopened once a settlement has been reached. If the personal injury case went to trial, however, the way the case was closed determines whether or not it can be reopened. If a judge closes a case without prejudice, it can be reopened. But most personal injury cases do not go to trial. The majority are settled outside of court through negotiations. Understanding how settlements work will affect your ability to reopen a case.
Signing a Release of Liability
A Release of Liability Form is a legal document between two parties. The Releasor, typically the injured party, is the person promising not to sue after the agreement has been signed. The other party, the Releasee, is the at-fault person or entity. Other names for this document include Conditional and Unconditional Waiver Form, General Waiver, Legal Release, Waiver of Liability Agreement, and Liability Waiver Form.
The Kentucky Derby is an exciting event where thousands of people gather at Churchill Downs to place bets, enjoy mint juleps, and watch the horse races. However, with any large, popular event, there are always risks that come along with it. With so many people around, negligent behavior can possibly result in injury. If you’ve been injured because of someone’s negligence at the Kentucky Derby, you may not know what to do next. The best way to protect your rights is with the help of a personal injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices.
If you or a loved one was hurt because of a healthcare provider, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. It’s a scary situation when you put your trust in a doctor’s or surgeon’s hands and you get wrongfully hurt because they made a mistake. Often, these mistakes cause serious injuries that can have a major effect on the person’s life. The best way to protect your rights is with the help of a trusted Louisville attorney. Thomas Law Offices will make sure you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.
We understand how a case of medical malpractice can be severely damaging to your life. But these injuries weren’t your fault and you can stand up and speak out against the guilty party. We’ll do everything we can to hold them accountable. This includes examining the evidence of why you were there, what you were being treated for, what went wrong, and how that resulted in your injuries. We’ll also look at how the damages have affected you. Then, we can start fighting for your rights.
When you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may have also suffered from financial losses as well. In these cases, you can hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim and fight to get the compensation you deserve. But another aspect of this is how you’re paying your attorney. One of the payment methods is through contingency fees.
Not everyone may be familiar with how contingency fees work or what they even mean. Thomas Law Offices wants you to have all the information, so you’re prepared to speak confidently about the matter when you meet with your lawyer. Here is what you need to know about contingency fees.
Lindsey and Tad were amazing! They worked to make sure that I was taken care of and they never once made me feel like my case was less important than any other that they were working on. The completely changed my life and I will forever go back to them with any questions or future needs that I may have in life!
I’m so thankful to have found Lindsay Cordes and the Thomas Law firm. Ms. Cordes is thorough, empathetic, and the best advocate I could’ve hoped for for my Title IX case. She went above and beyond my expectations, and it’s clear she is passionate about her clients.
Wonderful team that helped so much after my auto accident. My case was a little more complicated since it involved my work but they were so helpful in explaining the process and making sure everything was addressed with all parties involved. I would have been lost trying to deal with it on my own.
We initially hired an attorney in FL where we live but since the accident happened in KY, our FL attorney referred us to the Thomas Law Firm and I'm so glad they did. The experience was wonderful, they were very responsive to all our calls and emails and Lindsy has always advised us openly about our options. The case was rather unique and complicated but they were able to get us a great settlement as they fought very hard for us. They even got us additional benefits in addition to the settlement with the insurance company. I highly recommend them and wouldn't look further.
These are by far the utmost professional attorneys. they are very responsive and are willing to help anytime you call them. If you are in need of a law firm that will work hard for you then this is them. A special shout out to Lindsay Cordes and Tad Thomas they are the greatest.
I highly recommend Lindsay Cordes and Thomas Law Offices! The diligent work put forth for my Title IX case was of impeccable quality. This is a law office that cares greatly about its clients and their needs. I am extremely thankful for all that was done for my case. If you are looking for lawyers who give their all in the pursuit of justice, look no further, Thomas Law Offices is the place to go!
The hard work and dedication from Lindsay Cordes, Tad Thomas, and the entire team was able to receive a settlement in my TITLE IX LAWSUIT. (Caps lock for emphasis, trust me, it's needed.)Lindsay and Tad were the fiercest of legal defense as we fought stiff odds, the kindest of spirits as I cried from recounting trauma, the most reliable of sources when I found myself lost in legality, and the most effective of lawyers for winning this case! Title IX is a volatile field and campus rape a traumatic matter. Lindsay, Tad, and Thomas Law Offices navigated this battlefield of an issue with the utmost kindness, tenacity, compassion, reliability, and genuine investment in me not as a client, but as a person. I wouldn't wish anything less for your legal needs!
Tad is AMAZING! He handled two LLC's for my businesses and also did my WILL. He has been our attorney for several years and now has become more like family. He is professional, hardworking, and his team is GREAT!
Thomas Law Office was exceptional in handing my daughters car accident. They went above and beyond working with all the medical bills to get them lowered and with the insurance company to get us the best possible settlement w/o having to file suit. They were quick to always answering emails and phone calls. They even helped with answering questions we had with other issues that didn't involve our current case. They were great to work with. I highly recommend them and their services.
I have used the Thomas law office on several occasions for a myriad of legal matters. Everyone in the office was very professional and seemed genuinely concerned with my well being all of my concerns all the way to the receptionist. I highly recommend working with Tad and his team.
Tad and his team where an absolute blessing in my time of need and I could not have done it without them. Any questions I had where always answered in a timely manner and they worked diligently to get me everything I deserved and that takes time so don't expect anything to happen overnight. Thank you Tad and team! Especially Roxanne, I know you pulled for me a lot!