If you have been injured, you should be aware of a legal doctrine called a "Statute of Limitations." This means you must file a claim or lawsuit within a certain period of time (such as two years from the date of the accident). If you do not file a claim or lawsuit within the specified period of time, you will be prevented from EVER taking legal action. Consult with an experienced attorney like Adam Oremland. He can help you determine when the deadline is for you to file your lawsuit. Besides the filing deadline, there are other important reasons not to delay in pursuing your legal claims. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner the lawyer can begin an investigation and preserve evidence to support your case.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS A CLIENT?
As of client of Oremland Law Group PC, you are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other personnel in the office. You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some matters and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge). You are entitled to your lawyer's independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest. You are entitled to be charged a reasonable fee and to have your lawyer explain at the outset how the fee will be computed and the manner and frequency of billing. You are entitled to request and receive a written itemized bill from your attorney at reasonable intervals. You may refuse to enter into any fee arrangement that you find unsatisfactory. You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed in a prompt manner and to have your telephone calls returned promptly. You are entitled to be kept informed as to the status of your matter and to request and receive copies of papers. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter. You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your attorney, including whether or not to settle your matter (court approval of a settlement is required in some matters). You have the right to privacy in your dealings with your lawyer and to have your secrets and confidences preserved to the extent permitted by law. You are entitled to have your attorney conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility. You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
WHAT DAMAGES CAN I OBTAIN FOR MY INJURY?
The most common element of damages is compensation for conscious pain and suffering including past and future. Additional elements of damages include medical bills, property damage such as that to an automobile in a car accident, lost earnings which are economic damages, and emotional trauma.
WHAT ABOUT LEGAL FEES AND PAYMENT?
Oremland Law Group PC charges on a contingency fee basis for most of its work, so unless we recover for you, we do not get paid any legal fees. For personal injury actions, we also front all of the litigation expenses, which are reimbursed when your case settles, or after a trial and judgment. Should you elect to retain the firm, additional questions about legal fees and expenses can be explained in greater detail.
WHERE IS THE OFFICE LOCATED?
Our firm is conveniently located at 608 Fifth Avenue, Suite 309, New York, NY 10020 on Fifth Avenue between 48th and 49th St. We are also in the process of opening an office at 2488 Grand Concourse in the Wagner building at the intersection of E. Fordham Rd. and Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Please find our address, phone number and a map on the right side of the page.
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME TO THE OFFICE?
Our firm represents clients, many of whom are injured victims, in represents clients in all five boroughs of New York City: the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and upstate New York. For your convenience, we will come to your home or hospital in person.
IS MY INFORMATION KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?
Your confidentiality is protected by our office. We abide by the Code of Responsibility of the American Bar Association and all client communications about your case are kept strictly confidential.