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The simple answer to this question is no. There are times when you will be able to resolve a legal dispute without a lawyer. Unfortunately there rarely are simple cases. When you are a victim of an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney to know your legal rights. It is certainly possible that after discussing your case with an attorney that you will decide that you do not need the services of the lawyer. But most times, you will need a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected and that you receive all the compensation that is available to you under the law.
When you are a victim of an accident and sustain a serious injury due to the negligence of another, whether it be an individual or a corporate entity, you can be rest assured that the person who caused the accident has retained a lawyer who is experienced in handling this type of case and whose job it is to limit the amount of compensation that you get. Doing the same and hiring an experienced attorney who has handled the type of case that you have will best serve your interests.
Most lawyers who handle injury cases handle them on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any money to the lawyer at the beginning. If the case is resolved successfully, then the attorney gets a percentage of the recovery.
Selecting an attorney is a personal decision. You should spend time researching the lawyers you are considering. Some of the questions you should ask are, does the lawyer have experience with your type of case, has the lawyer taken the time to speak with you either by phone or in person, has the lawyer fully explained what your rights are, will he be handling the case personally or working with another law firm.
Simply put, it is the failure to use reasonable care. It is doing something which a reasonably prudent person would not do or failing to do that which a reasonably prudent person would do.
There are many factors that can affect how long it will take to get your settlement proceeds. Every state has its own rules as to the timing of the payout of a settlement and some states have special rules if the defendant is a governmental entity. For instance, in New York, the law requires that the party agreeing to pay the settlement has 21 days to make payment. If the party agreeing to pay the settlement is a governmental entity then the time frame to pay is longer. The lawyer handling your case should explain the settlement details which should include the time frame in which you will receive your settlement proceeds.
Yes. If you wish to change lawyers, you are permitted to do so. Your case does not belong to your lawyer. Just like you can choose any lawyer you wish, you have the choice to change lawyers if you wish. If you choose to change lawyers, you will be asked to sign certain documents by your new lawyer which will allow for the change. Most importantly, it will not affect the attorney’s fees that you are charged.
Most law firms will front the costs and expenses necessary in order to handle the case. These costs and expenses are recovered at the end of the case. Some states allow for expenses to be recovered prior to the calculation of the attorneys fees and some take their attorneys fees prior to the deduction of expenses. For example, in New York, the attorneys fee is calculated after the deduction of the costs and expenses. In New York, the contingency fee is 33 1/3%. If the case settles for $10,000 and the costs are $1,000 then the costs would be subtracted first and then the attorneys fee would be calculated from the $9,000 resulting in a recovery of $6,000 and attorneys fees of $3,000.

A class action is a lawsuit that allows a large number of people with a common or identical interest to sue. Class actions allow individuals to bring suit together where the matter in controversy may not be economically feasible to bring as an individual. Class actions usually require common questions of law and fact amongst the class members, the class must be so numerous as to make individual suits impractical, the claims of the class members must be typical and the class representatives must adequately protect the interests of the class.

Many class actions are brought in federal court and are now subject to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. This Act reduced the ability of some class actions to be brought and remain in state court and allows the defendants that are being sued to move or remove state class actions to federal court depending on various factors.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which the legal authority can be given to another to act on your behalf. This is typically used when you are unable or unavailable to take care of your affairs. If you are giving the authority for someone to act on your behalf, then you are the “Principal”. If you are being given the authority to act on someone’s behalf, then you are considered the “Agent” or “Attorney-in-Fact”. The agent or attorney-in-fact does not have to be an attorney.

There are certain types of power of attorney. Typically, a power of attorney can be general or specific. A general power of attorney gives broad powers to manage your affairs. A specific power of attorney gives specific or limited powers. Some of the specific powers listed in many power of attorney forms are: banking transactions, insurance transactions, real estate transactions, powers involving clams and litigation and tax matters.

There is also a “durable” power of attorney. This type of power of attorney is only permissible in some states. A durable power of attorney remains effective even if the principal becomes mentally incompetent or incapable of handling any of their affairs.

Some states allow for a “springing” power of attorney. A springing power of attorney only becomes effective upon a disability.

There is also something called a “health care” power of attorney. A health care power of attorney give the authority to make medical decisions when you are unable to.

When considering a power of attorney it is important for you to understand what your needs are. You need to determine if you are looking to allow your agent to have broad powers covering all types of transactions or only to have your agent act in specific situations.

Choosing an agent will be one of the most difficult decisions during this process. Trust and reliability will just two of the attributes to look for when choosing an agent.

A power of attorney does not need to be permanent. A power of attorney can be revoked at any time. If you change your mind or become uncomfortable with your decision, then you may revoke the power of attorney. Any revocation should be done in writing and should be sent to the agent you appointed in the original power of attorney.

A power of attorney does not survive the death of the principal. If the principal passes away, then probate of administration proceedings need to be commenced to deal with the affairs of the deceased.

As with preparing any legal document, you consult an attorney to ensure that your wishes are being implemented properly.

If you still have questions, call us at 800-403-6191 and we will be happy to help.

As medical malpractice lawyers, we take calls every day from potential clients who describe stories about how they or a loved one were mistreated by doctors, hospitals or other medical care providers. Some are just terrible stories. But what we do is explain to our clients that there is a difference between bad treatment, bad results and medical malpractice. Bad treatment or a bad result does not necessarily mean that the medical provider has committed malpractice. Typically, medical malpractice is treatment or lack of treatment that departs from accepted practice in the medical community and which causes injury. What constitutes a departure from accepted practice in the medical community varies from state to state so it is important to speak to an attorney who can properly analyze the facts of your case.
That is a personal decision. You should pick a firm that you are comfortable with, a firm that you trust, a firm that has the experience to get you the compensation that you deserve. We combine the big firm experience with the small firm attention. We know how to take care of our clients, take the time with them to explain what their rights are and ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
This unfortunately depends on the law firm. Our experience tells us that many lawyers do not talk to their clients and leave that to their paralegals. We communicate regularly with our clients. There will be times we will be unable to take a call from one of our clients, but we always call our clients back.
You are the boss. You must approve any settlement that is reached. We will take the time to explain the pros and cons of your case.
Very few cases go to trial. That doesn’t mean your case shouldn’t be handled as if it will go to trial. When cases are prepared to go to trial, it increases your chances that even if the case doesn’t end up being tried, that the settlement you obtain is maximized.

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Excellent and fast 100% recommended to me

Excellent and fast 100% recommended to me in a matter of 7 months my request came out they are very good they treated me very well everyone thank you very much.

(Original) Excellent y rápido 100% recomendado a my en cuestión de 7 meses me salió mi demanda son muy buenos me trataron muy bien todos muchas gracias.

I love the whole damn firm!

I really only have just a statement. I LOVE YOU!! I also LOVE Alonso, I LOVE Krangle… I love the whole damn firm!

I definitely know the pain and suffering I went through… but I never thought you guys would be able to pull something off this awesome.

Much much love to my favorite people in New York… and about 47 other states.

They do what they say
They do what they say. With me they were very professional in every way possible.
N. J.
Thank you for your years of service

I want to take this opportunity to again say thank you for your years of service working on my case, I sincerely appreciate you.


We were very fortunate to meet David Krangle
My husband and myself had been involved in a multiple vehicle accident 5 years ago. At that time we were given the name of Mr. David Krangle, attorney. It took close to 5 years of very diligent work for Mr Krangle to complete our case to everyone’s satisfaction. During those years of endless hours and hours of work that he put into our case yet whenever we reached out to Dave (as the years allowed us to call him) he was always available to us. His patience did seem endless. His professionalism in researching everything to make our turnout perfect for us was everything we expected and let us rest knowing things are following the right path. I know we were treated with the utmost respect from various insurance companies and other attorney’s because that was something Mr Krangle made sure of. In difficult times it can be intimidating to work with a professional but we were very fortunate to meet David Krangle who had the ability to share warmth and compassion with us during a trying time. Those are traits that we admired in David Krangle and are delighted to have worked with him.
Like To Express My Appreciation To You And Your Firm
I just would like to express my appreciation to you and your firm for assisting me with this matter. I am now a single mother of six children and I have been going through so much financial strife. I did not know how I would get school supplies for my children so I have been working two jobs to try to gain some extra funds. This is a blessing to me and my children. Thank you again for all you guys have done for us.
I want to thank you for all your hard work and efforts in resolving our case
I want to thank you for all your hard work and efforts in resolving our case. I also want to thank you for personally responding to my calls… I realize that you have people that could have taken care of that for you…. But it meant a lot to me!!
Dave Krangle Worked Restlessly On This Case Until We Won
I consider David Krangle as my attorney for many years now. Going back about 13 years ago my father was involved in a hit and run accident. David had gone the extra mile to win our case….. Mr. David Krangle worked restlessly on this case until we won the case. Since then, if anybody asks for a good attorney I recommend David Krangle with confidence. He has helped a number of my friends and relatives and they all appreciated his professionalism, prompt responses to any inquiry during case development, careful study of all details pertaining to their case. He treats his clients as family. Thank you, Mr. Krangle, wishing you a continued success, good health and prosperity.
Highly recommend
Very professional law firm. Highly recommend.
B. M.
I am very pleased with the handling of my case by the Law Firm of Alonso and Krangle
I am very pleased with the handling of my case by the Law Firm of Alonso and Krangle. They did an excellent Dave Krangle is an extremely professional and knowledgeable attorney, a true gentleman. Leslie Escobar was helpful and caring at all times I would recommend this law firm to anyone who may have a personal injury case.
Exceptional law firm
Exceptional law firm with wonderful & helpful staff
I. D.
Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart For All Your Help


I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help. Tonight is the first night since January that I can finally breath a sigh of relief. Your determination and dedication to my case was by far beyond what I could ever imagined.

Alonso Krangle LLP was absolutely wonderful handling my personal injury case
Alonso Krangle LLP was absolutely wonderful handling my personal injury case. The staff is extremely professional, prompt and helpful at all times. The attorneys truly care about their clients and their clients well being. I couldn’t be happier with their professional help throughout my entire case. I am so extremely thankful I chose to use Alonso Krangle LLP and ABSOLUTELY recommend this law firm if you have a personal injury case.
Kept Us Informed Every Step Of The Way And Made Sure All Our Questions Were Answered
David came recommended to me from a member of my family and now I know why . He achieved a very good result for my case. He kept us informed every step of the way and made sure all our questions were answered.
I can’t thank them enough for going above and beyond for me
Great law firm. Highly recommend them and I’m so glad that I found them. Everyone from David Krangle to his staff were very caring and sensitive when it came to my case. Always kept me up to date with every single update and were there for me professionally and emotionally every step of the way. It was a very difficult time in my life but dealing with everyone at Alonso Krangle made it so much easier to get through everything. I can’t thank them enough for going above and beyond for me.
Exceeded My Expectations
Thank you for your persistence…. Once again, I thank you for your expertise in my case. You’ve exceeded my expectations.
Thank you for being there for me
Thank you for being there for me. Thank you for helping me, I so appreciate what you did for me. Please extend my thanks to your staff also
I appreciate both of you lawyers
I appreciate both of you lawyers… You will do good for new clients!
You’ll be in good hands!

I was involved in an accident and needed a good Personal Injury Attorney. A friend referred me to David Krangle of Alonso Krangle LLP. After my initial phone conversation with David, I was confident that I found the right Attorney. David was not only extremely thorough, he kept me updated on every stage of my case. Most importantly, he was always available for questions and followed-up promptly. In most cases, the same day. Since there was a 3-hour time zone difference, I was very appreciative from a client stand point.

With his expertise and guidance, I had a successful outcome. I felt very fortunate that David and his wonderful staff represented me.

If you ever find yourself in need of expert legal advice and guidance. I highly recommend you contact David Krangle of Alonso Krangle LLP. You’ll be in good hands!

F. M.
I highly recommend this firm
This firm shows out standing professionalism on all levels. Mr. Krangle is attentive and diligent though the entire process. I highly recommend this firm.
They Treated Me Like I Was Family
I wanted to thank Alonso Krangle for helping me with my case. Not only were they able to get me much needed compensation for my injuries, but they kept in contact with me and explained every step of the process. They treated me like I was family.
Absolutely Instrumental in Helping Me Expose Medicare Fraud That My Former Employer Was Engaging In
When you have to fight Goliath you better call David. Dave was absolutely instrumental in helping me expose Medicare fraud that my former employer (one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world) was engaging in. Dave took the time to listen to my concerns and my evidence. He worked tirelessly to bring the best resources to table so that our case would be investigated thoroughly and prosecuted. In the end, the Goliath was defeated thanks to Dave!
Mark W
The world needs more people like yourself

I want to thank you for your kindness and compassionate communication through this process. I truly want to thank you for your time and for being such an advocate for people! The world needs more people like yourself .

All my best to you,

Making Sure I Get All The Therapy I needed Very Concerned About Your Situation On Your Side Taking Care Of All The Legal Issues
Where should I start from day one Mr. Krangle was on the phone for me making sure I get all the therapy I needed , Hes great about getting back to you right away should he happen to miss your call. Although, hes usually available. He is extremely attentive, and informative throughout the whole process. Its already stressful enough situation with all your injuries, doctors appointments, etc., so its good to have someone on your side taking care of all the legal issues. He is also very concerned about your situation .. Always stayed in contact he was just a phone call away literally .. If I can give him 10 stars I will. Hes the guy to see Thanks for everything, David -NF
David – NF
Strongly Recommend Alonso Krangle As a Highly Experienced And Respected Firm

I consulted a close friend and well respected lawyer in the mid-Atlantic region regarding my hip revision surgery due to a medical device recall. Without hesitation, he strongly recommended contacting Alonso Krangle LLP to discuss my case. In his view, Alonso Krangle possessed extensive knowledge and experience in the type of litigation my case required, as well the respect of those throughout the judicial field for their professionalism. Equally as important, their personal focus on each individual’s case gives the client a feeling they are their only concern. My friend’s assessment could not have been more accurate.

Although in New York, Alonso Krangle could not have been more responsive or accommodating if they were located here in Virginia. I cannot recall a single time when my wife or I called their office and did not speak to either Andres Alonso or David Krangle. They were always completely available and ready to answer any and all of our questions. Their advice and recommendations were always honest, sincere, and accurate enabling us to plan accordingly. Legal proceedings can be a long process, but we never felt left out or forgotten thanks to timely updates initiated by Alonso Krangle. In the end, everything turned out as Alonso Krangle estimated from the beginning. I could not have expected better personal attention or concern from a family member handling my case. As with my friend, I too, would not hesitate to strongly recommend Alonso Krangle as a highly experienced and respected firm that will treat you like family.

LM and MM
Thank you very much Mr. Andres for having won my case
I am very grateful for your excellent work, everything was professional. Thank you for giving me tranquility and for having so much patience with me and for the success and for the sweetness of Leslie. Once again, thank you very much Mr. Andres for having won my case.
Thank you for everything you have done for me
David-Thank you for everything you have done for me. I appreciate you guys
Excellent job
Some People just go the extra mile, Thanks for being one of them. Excellent job David!
My highest recommendation!
David – You are very smart, honest, knowledgeable and efficient! My highest recommendation! Any interested persons may contact me, Best,
Mr. S
Mil gracias y que Dios lo bendiga
Buenas tardes Abogado para mi y mi familia fue un placer haber con sus eficientes servicios como nuestro abogado mil gracias y que Dios lo bendiga y lo siga acompañado en todos los casos que se le presenten y salga victorioso gracias 🙏
Gustavo P
Express Our Thank You To You For The Wonderful Job You Did With Our Daughter’s Case

Dear Andres,

We wanted to express our thank you to you for the wonderful job you did with our daughter’s case. You are a true professional and we are thankful that you are the one who helped us all through this. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to have on our daughter’s side.


Parent A B
Great job guys, thanks
I have been involved in lengthy litigation against a giant pharmaceutical company over the past several years. Alonso Krangle has been with me every step of the way, and has kept me up with the progress of my case. As their slogan says, they “Fight For Victims”. Great job guys, thanks.
V. L.

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