Marina Kats, a Philadelphia injury lawyer with a focus on clients.

Marina Kats: Philadelphia Injury Lawyer

The most important reason why I became a lawyer is obvious. It is to help others in their moment of need. That answer will probably be given by most attorneys practicing law. For me it’s more than just words. This is a principle that I live by. My law firm is very unique in the sense that we are equally well equipped to handle multi-million dollar cases as well as cases of less potential value. For every person whose case we handle it is the most important case. Most firms that I know of, they either handle very large cases and they will not accept a smaller case or smaller firms will refer the large cases out, as they do not have the capability of efficiently handling the same. A Philadelphia injury lawyer at our firm will take on a case no matter the size.

 

The legal outcome is very difficult to measure. Once an attorney friend of mine choked when he was asked how he was able to get a 16 million dollar verdict on the case, he said I made a mistake on a 17 million dollar case. Since each case is so different and outcomes are difficult to predict, no two results could be compared. For example a cashier at the super market, who broke a finger, as a result of a car accident, and is unable to fully regain the use of the finger, maybe $200,000-300,000 is a good outcome. For the concert pianist with the same injury it could be a terrible result. A Philadelphia injury lawyer from Philly Lawyers would work to get the deserving outcome, no matter who the client is. Therefore the most important element in an attorney-client relationship is the trust and understanding that the lawyer really cares. The client may never find out how much lawyers know, but the client will always know how much a lawyer cares.

 

For the most part the problems can be solved among the parties if everyone dealt with each other in an honest and reasonable matter, but unfortunately that doesn’t happen in our world. I look at myself as an equalizer between the insurance company and someone who is injured in an accident. If the insurance company dealt with those individuals in a completely fair form there would not be a need for me to get involved, but most of the time the person is lost in the bureaucracy of the system. That’s when we will come in and help untangle the web of complications and give straight forward advice and a solution that can be recommended to our client’s satisfaction. I’d go to that lawyer. We help. And that’s the most important thing at the end of the day.

 

I started in college on student loans and I had to work two jobs to go through college and law school. I have built one of the most prestigious and respected firms in the tri-state area because of my humble beginnings. I understand philosophy and the importance of hard work and making it your life mission to assist others. I truly believe that the client comes first.

 

Like I stated earlier, most clients do not care how much a lawyer knows they want to know how much a lawyer cares. Our firm possesses both knowledge and care for our clients. We will and work in a community that we represent. I personally not only have a regular law degree that all lawyers are required to have but I also have a LLM in trial advocacy which translates to the highest possible degree that is attainable by an attorney. There is less than 1,000 of those degrees in the state of PA. When opposing counsel see the credentials they immediately recognize a worthy opponent. I, in my firm, have a number of verdict and settlements ranging from a million to 30 million dollars.

 

Most attorneys employed in our firm have a minimum of twenty years of experience. For example Richard Sydel was a former member of the board of directors for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and former board member of Governors of Philadelphia Bar Association. He had over 10 settlements on million-dollar plus cases. He has been published over 15 times and has lectured for the bar association and trial lawyers –  we hire the best so that you get the best Philadelphia injury lawyer for your case.

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Law | What To Do When Someone Dies

Philly Lawyers Can Help With The Legal Side of This Sad Event

It is unfortunate, but during our lifetime we will experience a loss of a loved one. Many of us do not know what to do in these situations, so we have written this article with law tips of what to do when someone dies. When a loved one dies,  you need to immediately get the letters of administration. If you have questions or concerns that are not answered in this article, we recommend that you contact a trust and estate attorney immediately.  You should go to an office of probate with the death certificate, their form of identification, and request the letters of administration. If you live in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester or Bucks county, our trust and estate attorneys can help you with this process. Kats, Jamison & Associates (Philly Lawyers) has experienced attorneys throughout the greater Philadelphia area that would help you every step of the way.

 

Getting the letters of administration is the first step. Once the letters of administration are received the executor/executrices of the will must follow it precisely.  Before the executor distributes any proceeds to the beneficiaries of the estate he or she must inform everyone of their intent and receive the releases from all beneficiaries. Just remember that no good deed goes unpunished, even if the executor did not benefit from the distribution of the estate, but did not follow the will precisely, they might be responsible for the consequences. Once all of the assets are distributed the inventory must be filed together with the tax return within nine months of the death.

 

In a recent case that our firm handled, there were a number of siblings and when the parents passed away, there was a specific intent expressed that the house would go to one of the siblings, except it was not clearly written in the will. Most of the siblings agreed, except for one of the individuals, and the executor had to use estate money in order to defend his action. Eventually the executor was successful, but he could have made his job a lot easier, had he explained the actions to all of the beneficiaries before the distribution of the assets was finalized.

 

The executor should contact a trust and estate attorney to be their guide in what to do when someone dies. This will ensure that no mistakes are made, as litigation is usually costly and unnecessary. Our firm provides legal advice and guidance with the administration of the estate.  We could also recommend a competent accountant who could assist you with tax advice.

 

Please contact us for any questions that you may have. We will provide you with the expert advice and knowledge that you need on such matters.

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Do You Need Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice, very often, is mistaken by a patient for a bad result. Not every case that ended badly was  necessarily a medical malpractice. Having said that, it does not mean that doctors do not make mistakes. Even when the doctor has done everything right the patient may still end up with a bad result. In order for the case to be a medical malpractice case the doctors action has to be a deviation of standard medical care or a mistake that no prudent physician would make. An obvious example is a case  in which the doctor is suppose to operate on the right leg to amputate it, but instead the doctor amputates the left leg. Strangely  Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers have seen these types of errors occur.

 

Other often mistakes that occur in a medical malpractice is the failure to diagnose a curable condition in the beginning, but left untreated will cause dire consequences. For example a woman had a small tumor, but the doctor failed to see that in the mammogram and it had become an advanced staged tumor, and it is now too late for only surgical treatment.

 

If you suspect that your doctor has done something that they shouldn’t have or have not done something that they should have you should seek out immediate legal assistance. You may contact our law firm or your local attorney. Our Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Bucks County Lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means that there is no fee to you, unless we win your case.

 

Before you come in for your free consultation, our attorneys will ask you to bring all of your medical records regarding this case. We will review these records and advise you on whether or not you have a case that should be pursued. When we decide to move forward with a medical malpractice suit, we will start the process by conducting an investigation of your case. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers will consult medical experts, that are board certified in specialties, relating to your medical malpractice case. This will  determine whether the highest standard of care was provided.  If our investigation reveals that the doctor was in breach of the standard of care or negligence is confirmed, then your Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers will institute suit.

 

The attorneys of Kats, Jamison and Associates help clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties. Our lawyers will seek full and fair compensation of our client’s medical malpractice cases.
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, call us immediately (1-800-529-1917) for a free attorney consultation on your case. By law you only have two years, from the time that you knew or should have known that medical malpractice has occurred, to file suit.

Tips From a Philadelphia DUI Lawyer

The tendency of everyone when they see the flashing lights of a police car in their rear view mirror is panic. Unfortunately when someone panics they start to act irrationally. You should always have a plan of action when the police stop you in whatever offense you may be concerned about. Most often it is a DUI offense and that’s when your memory and your actions become crucial. You are not required to volunteer any information and should just listen to what the police officer requests of you. Before they arrest you or request a sobriety test, they have to have a probable cause, meaning the offense has to occur before the stop. Do not act argumentatively. All you’re required to provide is your drivers license, owners cards and insurance. Do not answer any questions or make any statements. If the police have probable cause and suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol they may act to perform a sobriety test. A Philadelphia DUI lawyer would advise you not to panic.

If you do not pass the test the police officer will ask you to take a blood or breathalyzer test. Again do not panic. The number one rule is, under no circumstances: DO NOT sign the refusal of the test. If you sign the refusal of the test, you may have your drivers license automatically suspended for a year. There is very little that an attorney can do to help you at this point.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, get the best Philadelphia DUI lawyer to protect your rights. Call Philly Lawyers today: 215-396-9901.