What areas of practice do you cover?
The Cherin Law Firm primarily practices personal injury law with a focus on car accidents, bike accidents, truck accidents, premises liability injuries, medical mal practice injuries, and product liability claims. Examples of premises liability claims include pool accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, and being injured by someone else on a business or private property, among other things (which could include waive of liability claims where someone has signed such a waiver but is injured i.e. gym accidents). Examples of product liability claims include faulty equipment causing an injury such as electrocution or the equipment breaking while you are on it and causing you injury i.e. a bike frame breaking.
Why should I chose you over a bigger firm?
If you like the personal touch of an attorney that can answer your every question at a moments notice and someone that can be empathetic and understanding instead of cold and distant, then the Cherin Law Firm is the place for you. Our attorney is here for you and is focused on your every need and concern while big firms simply do not have the time to cater to individual clients. An attorney at a large law firm will treat you like a number on a page and will be very short with answering your questions without a hint that they actually care what you are going through.
How much do you charge?
Our personal injury clients are paid on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we are not paid unless you recover money for your injuries. Generally, the fee is 33.3% of the settlement. This is the going rate at almost every law firm you will encounter who does personal injury law.
What is negligence?
Negligence is the rule of law that allows for most victims of a personal injury accident to recover for their injuries. Negligence is an unintentional act that caused harm to another that had a high probability of injuring someone. Negligence is conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against an unreasonable risk of harm. A person acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under the similar circumstances. In order to establish negligence as a cause of action, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty to the plaintiff, the defendant breached that duty by failing to conform to the required standard of conduct, the defendant’s negligent conduct was the cause of the harm to the plaintiff, and the plaintiff was, in fact, harmed or damaged.