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Whittelsey, Whittelsey, Poole and Corley P.C.

Avandia Lawyer | Serving Prattville, AL

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334-229-9036

A reputation for thoroughness and preparedness. Contact us today for your Personal Injury needs.

From C.S. Whittelsey, II to Davis B. Whittelsey, the Whittelsey family has been practicing law in Lee County, Alabama, for more than 90 years. Our firm traces its roots back to 1918, when C.S. Whittelsey, II, after returning home after serving in World War I, opened a law office in Opelika. We strive to balance client interests with important individual and community …

If you are facing a personal crises requiring legal advice and effective representation, the experienced lawyers at Marsh, Rickard & Bryan are ready to help. From obtaining compensation for catastrophic injuries sustained in a car accident to holding medical professionals accountable for the death of a loved one, we will provide answers and information you require for …

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Have You Taken the Drug Avandia?

If you or a loved one have been injured by taking the drug Avandia, a skilled Prattville Avandia attorney can help. In 2010, the FDA's associate director of drug safety recommended the principal form of Avandia be taken off the market. If you have been injured by the drug Avandia, you should discuss your options with an attorney.

The Negative Side Effects of Taking Avandia

Avandia is a drug that is used to control blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes. Unfortunately, Avandia may have some potentially negative side effects, including: heart disease, stroke, bone fractures, eye damage, and hepatotoxicity. If you have experienced these side effects, or any other side effect from taking Avandia, you should contact an attorney today.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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