What are the Three Phases of a Lawsuit?

Working with new clients (and repeat clients), our law firm strives to make sure they understand the legal process that they are about to begin and we always encourage them to ask questions.

One of the most common questions we receive from clients is “How does a lawsuit work?” or “What is the process of a lawsuit?”

In this short video our principal attorney, Parag L. Amin, Esq., breaks down the lawsuit process from start to finish, from the filing of the summons & complaint to the possible trial.

How Long is My Case Going to Take?

Another common question we receive from clients is, “How long is my case going to take?”

It’s a natural question because most people would like to move on with their lives!

The truth is you can’t always tell, but this video by our principal attorney, Parag L. Amin, Esq., is meant to answer this question in a quick, concise way while introducing the elements which might make a case take longer or shorter.

Contracts and Business Law during COVID-19

Sharran Srivatsaa interviews Parag Amin Esq. on various practical and unforeseen legal questions that have come up during the COVID-19 timeframe.

Interested in secrets that the insurance companies don’t want you to know about?!

You’re in the right place!

Take a look at our short, 5-part video series. Each video is only about a minute but filled with information that can help you in dealing with the insurance companies later.

No one wants to be injured, but the insurance companies have plenty of tricks and techniques up their sleeve. If you’re injured, then be prepared because they’ll be prepared for you!

This short video series offers tips and advice for negotiating with insurance companies after a personal injury accident.

Immigrants are one of the pillars of the United States. Oftentimes, they may not be familiar with the law, not well connected or even fearful of the law.

If you’re a non-citizen and find yourself injured in a car accident, you are entitled to the same rights, process and payment for injuries & damages as a citizen. Personal injury and immigration law are two completely separate areas.

So, if you’re a non-citizen, or know someone who is, then check out or share this short video series. You’ll be very happy that you did.

Most people aren’t excited over lawsuits.

They can be expensive, long, nerve-wracking and it’s a step into the unknown.

That’s exactly why I decided to take part in this educational webinar on lawsuits with my friends and legal colleagues, Jon Tobin & Chuong Bui, from Counsel for Creators.

I took the best of our discussions and created short videos on a variety of important topics & questions related to lawsuits.

The more you know, the more confident and prepared you’ll be in the event that you need to sue, or that you’re sued!

Nobody enjoys lawsuits, but if you’re a business owner then sooner or later you’re going to have a dispute that could lead to a lawsuit. It might be with a client or it could be with a vendor.

Your first effort should be to prevent the lawsuit, but if you can’t then you need to put yourself in a position to win.

That’s exactly what this series, “The 5 Legal Keys to Preventing – or Winning – a Lawsuit,” is all about.

California-Independent Contractor vs. Employee

If you’re a business in California, then you absolutely must be aware of the distinction between an independent contractor and an employee.

It’s been a hot topic in the news with the election and the successful passing of Proposition 22 in California (specifically geared towards Uber and Lyft drivers and keeping their drivers as contractors).

Separate from Prop 22, the Dynamex decision in the California Supreme Court lays out a three-factor test to determine if someone is truly an independent contractor or employee.

California is extremely strict on this and the penalties for misclassifying can be harsh!

What if I Edit my own Contracts?

Another question I sometimes get is what if I edit or make changes to my own contracts?

Anything is possible, but you must keep in mind the holistic nature of agreements as well as understanding that a boilerplate agreement may not serve your needs well in the long term.

These scenarios affect all businesses, but typically are challenges of startups working with limited funding.

I explain in more detail in the video.

Is a Verbal Agreement Enforceable?

As an attorney, oftentimes I’m asked, “is a handshake deal, a valid deal?”    

Yes, it is. A handshake deal is just as enforceable as a giant 100-page contract.  

Where the problems begin is that, over time, and with nothing to refer back to, people tend to remember details differently, especially if it’s in regard to something they are unhappy with or feel is unfavorable to them. One person will say “she said this” and the other person inevitably will say “she said that.”

So, get it in writing!

Please note that these videos are not to be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship between you and the Law Office of Parag L. Amin, P.C. These videos are not a representation, warranty, or guarantee of a future result or outcome. Every case is different just like every one of our clients.

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